Job Location: Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Master’s
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Education
The Assistant Librarian is responsible for implementation, processing, and maintenance of standard library systems — selection, acquisition,
cataloguing, and circulation systems and activities, as well as providing professional and personal assistance to Library users in answering inquiries, locating
information, and interpreting resources.
• Participate in internal meetings to coordinate goals and objectives with faculty and staff of the organization.
• Attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and classes to maintain knowledge of changing technologies and developments in the Library field.
• Represent the Library at internal and external meetings and functions.
• Provide research help and access to the Dunwoody Archives (photos, newsletters, misc documentation, history materials, etc.)
• Review and approve expenditures monthly and track them against the approved budget.
• Prepare applications for grants and administer funds received to increase Information Center revenues.
• Collect, prepare, and analyze Library internal and external reports and statistics.
• Supervise day-to-day operations.
• Process print and/or electronic resource additions to ensure their availability to users.
• Catalog or index resources in accordance with national and international standards.
• Administer copyright compliance and contractual commitments.
• Research activities related to new and updated curriculum development; recommendation of materials to support faculty and students.
• Selection and ordering of materials (books, magazines, curriculum-related materials, and equipment) for the library.
• Act as liaison between faculty and support departments so that library acquisitions continue to support student learning, curriculum, faculty, and professional development.
• Monitor the budget.
• Weed (recycle/ discard) materials and equipment, as needed.
• Maintain shelf list and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) on WebPALS.
• Research reference questions from faculty, staff, students and other patrons.
• Maintenance of “on-reserve” materials, special collections, and storage issues.
• Tally and report circulation and equipment usage statistics.
• Other duties as assigned
• Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues. Effectively presents creative ideas of others. Has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
• Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions. Sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data. Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
• Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Provides current, direct, complete, and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others. Is a good judge of talent.
• Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
• Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
• Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Treats direct reports equitably. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose. Adheres to Dunwoodys core values. Is widely trusted – Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
• Master’s degree in Library Science
• Experience in an academic library preferred
• Experience working in higher education and/or a non-profit organization a plus.
• The preferred candidate will have experience in leading, managing or supervising accounting professionals.
• Alma/Primo experience desired; process management and improvement experience is a plus.
• Candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Proficient in the use of personal computers, including MS Office and MS Project.
• Experience with the following technologies and applications preferred: Prophix, Alma, Concur