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Friday, April 13, 2012

F/T - Dir Library and Info Svces - Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY)

Director – Library and Information Services

The Culinary Institute of America, the world's premier culinary college is looking to fill the position of Director of Library and Information Services. The Director of Library and Information Services is responsible for library operations, strategic planning, budgeting, program design for information literacy and research, technological innovation, and physical and digital offerings. The incumbent is charged with maintaining and growing the collections of the library; as well as developing and executing strategies for positioning the Culinary Institute of America as a major resource center for information centered on the culinary world.
The Director will be responsible for increasing the global visibility of the Conrad N. Hilton Library at The Culinary Institute of America, home to the second largest culinary collection in the United States next to the Library of Congress.
This person will manage a staff of professionals and student workers responsible for information services, special collections, digital collections, archives, and research.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience
The Director of Library and Information Services must possess a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an accredited college as well as a minimum of 5–7 years experience in postsecondary library administration.
The Director of Library and Information Services must have/exhibit:
  • the ability to effectively work within multidisciplinary teams to respond to business needs
  • experience in managing a library within a multi-campus environment
  • strong analytical, problem solving, and conceptual skills
  • solid organization skillsability to innovate, experiment and implement new approaches to Library Science of both a technological and practical nature.
  • experience in both developing and executing strategic plans/goals
  • strong leadership and library staff management experience, with demonstrated capability in building and managing a high performance team, good interpersonal communication skills
  • capable administrator with budgetary knowledge and responsibility
  • the ability to be flexible and dependable, and to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms such as e-books, Facebook, and Twitter
  • proficiency in the knowledge and use of various innovative interfaces, i.e., Millennium, JSTOR, LexisNexis, and ERIC
  • strong involvement in regional and national library associations
  • ability to work with faculty, students, staff, and the surrounding community
Please submit résumé and cover letter, including salary requirements, indicating reference number 2555-W to:

Respect for diversity is a core value of The Culinary Institute of America, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to fostering a diverse learning and working environment.
More Information?For more information please call us at 845-451-1363. Download the Hyde Park Employment Application (PDF 80 KB).