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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

F/T - Director of Library Services, Devry Univ. (NY)

Dir. Library Services, DeVry – NY

Devry, Inc. seeks a Director of Library Services. This position is located in New York, NY.

The Director, Library Services is responsible for the overall direction and management of the campus library, including collection development, delivery of library services and programs, supervision of personnel, budgeting, and marketing. The Director, Library Services also acts as the Director of the Academic Success Center (ASC), developing and implementing an academic support program for students including providing academic instruction, guidance and support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

◦Assists students, faculty, and staff in the effective use of the library and its resources

◦Conducts student orientations

◦Provides bibliographic instruction, one-on-one reference assistance via face-to-face, e-mail, and online venues

◦Actively seeks out faculty and Associate Deans to promote library instruction in the classroom and library in support of the curriculum

◦Ensures the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the library.

◦Acquires and maintains appropriate library materials and resources, in both print and non-print format, to support the DeVry curriculum.

◦Develops a budget plan (including library and capital needs, department expenditures, salaries) that is consistent with and supportive of the University’s strategic plan and compliant with state requirements where applicable.

◦Hires, trains, manages, and evaluates staff including Librarians, Library Assistant and Student Workers.

◦Works closely with Academic Support Center / Academic Resource Center manager to support students’ needs

◦Establishes library policies and procedures.

◦Develops and maintains, in conjunction with the Information Technology Department, appropriate and accessible computer resources in the library.

◦Performs regular collection analysis and development.

◦Weeds collection on a regular basis

◦Develops library programs (e.g., book clubs, movie nights, poetry readings, displays in honor of National Library Week, Black History Month, etc.) for campus community

◦Devises strategies to increase library usage and create an inviting library environment

◦Continually strives to provide highest level of customer service

◦Reads library literature in print and online, and attends local, regional and national library conferences and continuing education sessions to keep current in the field

◦Markets library collections and services to Campus and Centers

◦Explores local consortia opportunities for access to additional resources for students

◦Develops local library advisory committee (and holds regular meetings) consisting of faculty and Associate Deans for input into collection development, library policies and procedures, etc.

◦Participates in monthly librarian conference call and in projects for the benefit of the DeVry library system

◦Provides accurate statistics monthly

◦Supervises, hires, and evaluates performance of tutors and coordinates the peer-tutor program; assists the student finance department in managing scholarships and payments to tutors.

◦Works with the Dean to set goals for the Academic Success Center, develops expected student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the ASC and sets appropriate matrixes for measuring the SLOs.

◦Writes quarterly and annual reports detailing the challenges and accomplishments of the Center for Academic Success and provides recommendations for addressing the challenges.

◦Works with faculty and the DAA to recruit and coordinate proctors for all course examinations.

◦Assesses learning needs of individual students and develops a plan of instruction based on assessment results

◦Plans, designs, implements, tracks and evaluates the ASC and the programs provided to meet the needs of both on-site and on-line students.

◦Markets the ASC services to students on campus and online; works with the marketing department to assist with the development of marketing materials, and works with DeVry Online personnel to implement online tutoring services in the ASC, including live chat, recorded mini lectures, etc.

◦Provides academic instruction and guidance to students.

◦Provides group and individual learning activities for students in order to improve academic performance and student retention, such as supplemental instruction study sessions.

◦Analyzes student academic data for research and assessment purposes.

◦Oversees the Student Academic Success (SAS) Program for students, working in conjunction with Academic Success oversight and the Academic Success Counselors, to include the development of remediation plans, the recommendation of learning materials, and the referral of students to appropriate resource persons.

◦Supervise testing center.

◦Completes other projects and duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

◦Master of Library Services or other equivalent degree (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school required; PhD highly preferred.

◦At least five years practical relevant experience, preferably in an Academic Setting; experience must include at least two to three years of departmental/staff management experience.

◦Extensive experience in the use of online databases, the Internet, and traditional print resources required.

◦Solid computer skills in using a variety of applications, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Oracle based systems required.

◦Excellent organizational, communication and time-management skills are required.