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Director Of Library Services

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a minimum of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library Science or ALA accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent ALA accredited Masters degree. **Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.** For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Posting Number Staff_0402269
Classification Title Exempt (Professional) F
Working Title Director Of Library Services
Datatel Position ID LIBR2DIRLIBR1A
Annual Hours 12 Month
Placement Range $53,100 - $69,100
Position Type Regular
Job Category Exempt (Professional)
General Description

The job function of the Director of Library Services is to enhance the educational opportunities of students through the planning and direction of a system for the acquisition and distribution of print and non-print resources and the provision of information services, including electronic services, which support the educational programs of the College and follow policies and procedures. Enhancements of the educational opportunities of students includes both face-to-face and online instruction. In addition, this position performs duties required as a Reference Librarian.

Reports To Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
What position(s) reports to this position?

Systems Librarian
Circulation/Reference Librarian
Reference Librarian
Secretary to the Director of Library Services
Library Acquisitions Assistant

Job Duties (Position Specific)

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)

Supervision/Management:
• Plan, direct, and evaluate day-to-day Library operations including collection development, acquisition, cataloging, and access to Library resources and services.
• Perform duties required as a Reference Librarian.
• Plan, direct, and evaluate a system for the provision of information services, bibliographic instruction, and information literacy to students and faculty both on and off campus.
• Supervise the recruitment, training, and evaluation of staff.
• Provide support and encouragement for participation in professional organizations and continuing education opportunities.
• Develop and maintain an effective organization through selection, training, evaluation and motivation of personnel.
• Collaborate with librarians to integrate appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and operation of the Library.
• Advise the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs on significant matters and support the other members of management in the accomplishments of their goals and operational purposes.
• Ensure all Library activities, purchases and projects adhere to copyright laws.

Assessment/Strategic Planning/Leadership:
• Provide vision and strategic direction for campus-wide Library services in alignment with the College’s mission and core values.
• Coordinate a system for the evaluation of Library resources and programs for usefulness, effectiveness and impact.
• Lead Library staff in strategic planning for ongoing quality improvement.
• Provide leadership and direction to Library staff members. Provide guidance for the provision of services that effectively and efficiently assist faculty and students.
• Ensure the Library is responsive to changing methods of research, study, knowledge acquisition, and learning.
• Foster an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the Library and across campus.
• Be involved in the activities of the College through services on appropriate and mutually agreed upon college committees.

Budget/Acquisitions:
• Prepare, develop, and manage Library budget requests and allocation of funds.
• Coordinate the acquisition of Library resources, including print and non-print materials and equipment to support student success and support the College mission.
• Communicate and negotiate with Library vendors to provide quality resources and equipment for the college community.
• Develop and manage the departmental budget, which includes recommendations for additional equipment and personnel needs.

Communication/Marketing:
• Lead the Library’s efforts to support the College mission by building relationships across campus, serving on College committees and initiatives, and developing and maintaining communication with other professionals in the library and information field.
• Work with administration and faculty to support college and program accreditation processes through procurement and documentation of essential library resources and services.
• Plan and develop promotional/marketing strategies and materials for the Library and distribute via campus systems, social media, and the Library webpage. Use formal and informal means to communicate information about the Library to potential users.

Librarianship Responsibilities:
• Provide information services to the College community during scheduled hours and provide coverage in the absence of scheduled librarians.
• Perform duties required as a Reference Librarian.
• Provide bibliographic instruction to groups and individuals as required and assist with the development of bibliographic instruction resources and services.
• Use collection development, evaluation, and periodic weeding to maintain a current collection within assigned subject areas and contribute to the Library’s collection as a whole.
• Explore and develop opportunities to integrate library resources, instruction, and services into the curriculum.
• Direct and implement a system for the acquisition of Library materials.
• Direct and implement a system of cataloging new acquisitions.
• Direct and implement a system for the bibliographic access to the Library collection. Provide bibliographic instruction to groups and individuals as required and assist with the development of bibliographic instruction resources and services.
• Direct and implement a system for the access to and distribution of Library materials which would include electronic access to Library resources.
• Implement a system of collection development that integrates materials in print, electronic and other appropriate formats. Use regular evaluations of the collection, including needs analysis done in conjunction with departmental program reviews, to guide acquisitions decisions.
• Implement a system of collection development which integrates materials in paper, electronic and other appropriate formats. Use regular evaluations of the collection, including needs analysis done in conjunction with departmental program reviews, to guide acquisitions decisions.
• Assist the Reference Librarian in the annual collection evaluation, which includes a collection analysis of current materials, corresponding to program reviews.
• Act as library liaison with assigned divisions and attend regularly scheduled division meetings.
• Update and maintain the Library webpage in cooperation with the website provider and the College web administrators.
• Complete mutually agreed upon projects as assigned.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

Minimum Education/Experience

Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience

American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library Science OR ALA accredited Masters in Library and Information Science OR equivalent ALA accredited Masters degree

Library work experience

(Applicants must attach transcript conferring required degree.)

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population.

Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Supervisory Experience

Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a large budget.

Demonstrated knowledge of library and community college issues and trends.

Work experience with an integrated library system.

Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in academic libraries.

Working knowledge and experience with personal computers, mobile devices, online library databases, library eBook platforms and other electronic resources

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sedentary work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to faculty, staff, administration, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.
This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.
This position requires the person to frequently operate a computer, other office machinery, and mobile devices to perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
This position requires the person to frequently position self to access, work on, or operate equipment or materials and/or to assist faculty, staff, and administration.
3. VISUAL ACUITY:
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.
4. WORKING CONDITIONS:
This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, office setting.

Preferred Qualifications

SIRSI

Higher education experience

Working knowledge and experience with web programming languages or web content management systems

Working knowledge of screen-casting software and other library related computer technologies

Required Training
Work Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with weekends and evenings as required.

Department Libraries Administration
Job Open Date 08/23/2017
Job Close Date 10/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
HR Contact Alicia Silva
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a minimum of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library Science or ALA accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent ALA accredited Masters degree.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Briefly describe how you meet the minimum requirement of five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience. (Please include dates and/or length of time in each position.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Have you earned a minimum of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters in Library Science or ALA accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent ALA accredited Masters degree? (Applicants must attach transcript conferring required degree.)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have Library work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Briefly describe your experience working in a library?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you attached all documents required (cover letter, resume and transcript conferring the required degree) to be considered for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document