Northland Pioneer College
TITLE: Director of Library Services
DIVISION: Student Services
DEPARTMENT: Library Services
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt D3
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Library Services oversees library operations, services, and resources; develops policies, procedures and new services; interfaces with colleagues and collaborators; participates in local, state, and national professional organizations; as well as provides acquisitions and cataloging services. The Director integrates Library Services with the College’s mission, Strategic Plan, and educational objectives. In addition, s/he provides reference and circulation services at the Painted Desert Campus.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: (essential functions)
- Leads the short- and long-range planning activities for the library.
- Manages library operations, including book and journal collections, information technology, reference and library instruction, budget and facilities, through initiative, coordination and delegation.
- Coordinates, supervises, and mentors the library staff.
- Develops and administers library policies and procedures in collaboration with library staff and the Vice President of Learning and Student Services
- Serves as acquisitions and cataloging librarian.
- Oversees patrons in their use of the library and locating of information.
- Serves as collection development liaison to instructional departments.
- Continuously develops a strong knowledge of the library collection and materials and how to find information using the best access methods.
- Monitors/administers tests and assists in the delivery class materials for audio, video and distance classes.
- Prepares statistical and other reports regarding library operations and use.
- Utilizes current office and library technologies.
- Collaborates and serves with the deans and directors in Learning and Student Services. ersees patrons in their use of the library and locating of information
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of library work in the twenty-first century, including but not limited to the library’s electronic systems (databases). Ability to identify library needs in relation to state and national standards and College mission, initiate and develop policies, procedures and programs to meet the needs and monitor performance. Ability to identify patron needs and requirements and meet their needs. Works in a pleasant and effective manner with patrons, co-workers, other departments and agencies. Ability to supervise while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, other employees and patrons. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
Assist library patrons in their use of the library performing work, which is moderately physically demanding and accesses the library collection where ever materials may be located including obtaining and replacing books from shelving, walking and standing for extended periods of time (two to four hours) and carrying a reasonable selection of materials between places. Able to communicate effectively orally, in writing and by listening in the modes of public speaking, providing instruction and direction, preparing notes, memorandums, correspondence and reports. This includes the direct use of computers. Able to receive, understand, interpret and carry out library policies and procedures. Able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns and communicate through human speech. Ongoing intellectual effort to maintain current knowledge of library resources.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Library/Information Service form an institution accredited by the American Library Association; minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible library experience, including management; familiarity with use and management of computerized library resources; affinity for cooperation and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to use current office and library technologies. Articulated understanding of the role of a library in a rural community college, as well as the role of a library in the twenty-first century.
Reports to the Vice President of Learning and Student Services.
(The above description is illustrative. It is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete itemizing of all facets of any job.)