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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

F/T - Library Director - College of Mount Saint Vincent

Library Director

Reports to: Vice President of Information Technology/CIO

Principle Duties
This position is directly responsible for the operations of the library and performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing and directing library services. These duties include budget preparation, evaluation, personnel, and collection development. The Director is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Information Literacy program provided for both students and faculty. The Director will provide guidance as the Library transforms

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

0 Helps the College form a vision of what a Library at a small liberals college in New York City should be in the future as we plan our renovations. This includes planning the facilities, staffing, collection development and delivery as part of a strategic plan.
0 Prepares Library budget, monitors and approves expenditures.
0 Supervises personnel directly or through subordinates; hires and trains employees; assigns and monitors work; evaluates personnel; disciplines employees as necessary and in accordance with College policy.
0 Evaluates library services and makes recommendations for improvements; works with the College community to develop programs and resolve problems.
0 Recommends, reviews and approves selection of all materials for purchase.
0 Participates in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops.
0 Participates in organizational management through the committee process.
0 Reads professional materials to update and maintain knowledge and skills.
0 Accountable for all activities, programs and services.
0 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

0 Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, and objectives of library science
0 Thorough knowledge of library organization theories.
0 Thorough knowledge of current trends and developments in the library field.
0 Knowledge of and experience with effective participative management techniques.
0 Thorough knowledge of library reference sources, print and online.
0 Knowledge of DMCA and associated laws.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with faculty, students and staff.
0 Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
0 Ability to follow written and verbal communications.
0 Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Web page creation tools (e.g. Dreamweaver)
0 Knowledge of Library Standards
0 Experience with integrated library systems (e.g. Docutek, Voyager, etc.)
0 Knowledge of emerging technologies and their application to libraries.

0 ALA accredited Master’s degree and 6 years experience as an academic librarian.
0 Commitment to outstanding student service

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

TO APPLY: Prepare a cover letter and in the subject line (RE:) note the job number ( 8/08-6) and title. Include your résumé and salary requirements and send it to:

Human Resources Department
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, New York 10471-1093

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