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DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Director, University Library
The Human Resources Department announces the
position of Director, University Library, reporting to the Vice Provost for
Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance.
include: assures that the RMU Library has collections,
staffing, services and facilities that effectively support the educational
mission and programs of the University and all pertinent accreditation requirements; provides planning, leadership, communication, management, assessment
and quality improvement functions for the University Library; works with the
Vice Provost and the University’s budget officers to obtain adequate internal
funding for the Library’s collections, operations and services; oversees the
hiring, evaluation and assignment of work responsibilities for the Library’s
faculty and staff employees; formulates and implements initiatives necessary
to attains goals set forth in the Library’s strategic and annual plans; monitors the Library’s attainment of its strategic plan goals and
strategies as well as the Library plan’s alignment with the missions and goals
of both the University and Academic Affairs; actively monitors the status of
the Library in regard to the type and sufficiency of space, collections and
staffing required for a university of RMU’s size, type and educational program;
consults with the Vice Provost regarding changes needed to maintain or improve
the Library’s comparative status against external benchmarks; serves on various
University administrative committees and task forces as requested by the Vice
Provost or other University officers; participates
in professional organizations offering the ability to gain useful external
perspectives or training pertinent to improving Library functions or services,
or those which hold the potential to improve the University’s academic standing; oversees a proactive continuous improvement program that utilizes
outcomes assessment data as a basis for evaluating and, if need be, changing
current practices to better the Library’s array of products and services; manages the Library’s budgets to assure that University resources are
utilized according to established procedures; manages
Library staffing, workflows and procedures to assure that necessary services
are being provided to Library patrons at the lowest reasonable cost to the
University; and performs related work as assigned by the Vice Provost.Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school.
- Track record of active
librarianship, scholarship and service suitable for appointment to faculty
status and academic rank.
- Minimum of five years of academic library management experience including hiring, training, and evaluating librarians and
- Excellent working knowledge of
practices and current issues in library usage, facilities, technologies,
acquisitions, technical services, reference and circulation.
- Excellent communication,
interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management
and supervisory skills.
- Commitment to providing
excellent customer service.
Internal Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
External Application Deadline: Until Position Is Filled
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible