Siena College invites applications for the position of Director of the Standish Library. Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2013 through December 15, 2013. The position has an expected start date of Summer 2014.
The successful candidate should provide vision, strategic direction, and leadership to the library and should demonstrate expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations, managing library operations and budgets, and the ability to adapt to changing academic environments. The Director will be responsible for hiring and supervising a library staff of library faculty, other professional staff, and support staff. The Director of the Standish Library will be at the rank of Librarian.
1. Plan, develop, manage and assess the effectiveness of the Library’s educational services which includes materials selection and use, instruction, research assistance, media services, and resources and facilities provided to Siena’s students and faculty;
2. Coordinate the Library’s services and resources with academic departments, campus administrative units, campus committees, outside vendors and institutions, networks, and consortia;
3. Direct the human resource management of the Library, including assignments of duties, hiring, supervision and evaluation. Serve in the role of dean/department head in matters related to library faculty;
4. Prepare, monitor, authorize and assess budget allocations including personnel, facilities, information technology, strategic planning, materials, equipment and contract services; develop grants; and solicit gifts;
5. Develop and maintain contacts with vendors, networks, consortia and other cooperative ventures to improve delivery of services and resources to Siena’s students and faculty;
6. Oversee operations of records management, automation systems, databases, college archives and art curatorial services; and
7. Participate in the Library’s instructional and research assistance programs.
1. Possess a Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution. A second master’s degree preferred
2. Minimum of eight (8) years of academic library experience
3. Record of achievements evincing a range of administrative and leadership abilities
4. Working knowledge of library technologies and academic library trends
5. Record of cooperation and collaboration with library staff, other campus units, and consortia
6. Vitae to meet the requirement for an appointment to rank of Librarian
7. Articulate a vision for the future of liberal arts college libraries
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the future of liberal arts college libraries and three professional references. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required. Please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/23428 no later than December 15, 2013. Only complete applications will be reviewed. For questions or further information, please contact Diana King at email@example.com.
River Campus Libraries
University of Rochester
The River Campus Libraries (RCL) at the University of Rochester seeks up to three Assistant/Associate Deans (AD) who are collaborative leaders with a progressive vision for a 21st century research library and the library’s role in the mission of the academy. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong track record of innovative project and program leadership, creating and maintaining a motivating environment, and building the capacity of an outstanding group of staff. The incumbents will have proven abilities and achievements in two or more of the following portfolios: collections, instruction, user services, scholarly communications, scholarly publishing, data services, rare books/special collections/preservation, digital scholarship and information technology. As members of the RCL’s senior team, the incumbents will report directly to the Vice Provost and Neilly Dean, RCL.
Collaborate in strategic planning and implementation, including the development of annual plans and transformation of library programs, services and spaces
Facilitate collaborative relationship building within and external to the Libraries
Lead, plan and continuously improve portfolios
Coach and develop staff
Build and execute an assessment program to determine the value and effectiveness of programs
Exercise budgetary oversight for portfolios or steward financial aspects of portfolios
Embrace and initiate decision-making regarding the current opportunities and challenges facing 21st century research libraries
· Represent the Libraries locally and nationally
MLS from an ALA accredited library or an acceptable equivalent
Minimum of seven years of professional experience in a senior management or leadership role demonstrating increasing responsibility in a research, technology-intensive library or information-intensive environment
Recognized as an initiator, a collaborator and a champion of innovative approaches
Models the importance of keeping current on developments impacting higher education and the role of the library in the academy
Proven effectiveness working with students, faculty, and researchers and demonstrated utilization of user-centered approaches
Evidence of leading or being actively engaged in the development of new services or programs.
Successfully manages ambiguity and creating and sustaining significant changes
Financial management skills
Project management skills and experience
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills across disciplines and staffing groups
Demonstrated ability to assess projects and program effectiveness
Commitment to diversity
A second advanced degree
Demonstrated success in grant writing
Affinity for donor relations and fundraising
Salary & Benefits:
Rank and competitive salary are commensurate with education and experience. The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holiday as well as tuition benefits.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. In addition to applying online please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:
Kelley Kitrinos, Human Resources Administrator
Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
E-mail address: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu
Apply online here – http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/ Reference ID: 181841