Director of Library and Media Services – Crown College

Full Time, Exempt
Start July 1, 2019

The Director of Library and Media Services is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, directing and assessing all areas of the library. He/she provides collaborative leadership and administers all aspects of library resources and services in support of the on-campus and online academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning.

The Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. He/she supervises the following positions: Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian, the Public Services Manager and the Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
PLANNING: Provide vision and direction for strategic planning related to all library resources and services in alignment with the College mission and core values. Prepare and submit a proposed annual budget.
ORGANIZING: Oversee all aspects of library organization including staff, facilities and resources.
IMPLEMENTING: Oversee implementation of the strategic plan.
DIRECTING: Direct the overall operation of library services.
ASSESSING: Assess library services and resources in accordance with accreditation standards and keep the administration informed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Management, supervision and planning as well as a working knowledge of all areas of the library, industry trends, emerging technologies and best practices.
• Knowledge of collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, database management, library instruction and information literacy, public and technical services.
• Ability to support students in online learning programs by providing efficient access to electronic materials/resources.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Highly motivated self-starter who can work with little or no direct supervision.
• Demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population.
• Strong public service orientation and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities.
• Ability to prepare and manage a budget and maintain financial resources.
• Ability to use web-based technology relevant to Library/Research/Learning Resources.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

OPTIONAL DUTIES:
• If desired, The Director of Library and Media Services may teach one course per semester.
• Teaching assignment must be at the request of the academic department and approved by the VP/AA
• The course load will be reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis to ensure teaching does not infringe on the primary responsibilities or the personal wellbeing of the Director of Library and Media Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Master’s Degree or working toward a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
• Two years of administrative experience
• Agreement with the Crown College statement of faith and must be willing to abide by the Crown College Community Covenant.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):
• Experience in a Christian College library
• Five or more years of administrative experience
• Understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular

TO APPLY:
Email cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to staffjobs@crown.edu

The position is open until filled.

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