Career Opportunities - Administrators
Bloomfield College is seeking a full-time Library Director. The Library Director will report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. The Director manages the budget of the Library and Media Center and may propose the inclusion of new line items. The Director assures adequate hours of service, maintains a learning environment for students and faculty, and supervises a library staff comprised of faculty and professionals. The Director collaborates with faculty in developing and enhancing the book, media, and electronic collections. The Director develops plans to promote the use of the Library, Hub and Media Center to the College community. The Director encourages staff opportunities for professional growth. The Director will develop, motivate, and evaluate the Library staff. The Director is responsible for encouraging professional development. The Director will work towards establishing meaningful, measurable goals for organizational accomplishment, assess outcomes on a periodic basis, and develop a culture of accountability. The Director performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In addition, the Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of transformational approaches to student engagement with the Library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. In collaboration with faculty librarians, the Director will identify emerging technologies and approaches to facilitate and enhance student and faculty interaction with the Library. The Director will develop and implement a program of outreach to the College community. The Director will also explore a diversity of media distribution services throughout the college including the use of YouTube streaming as well as the acquisition of on-line education films for broadcast. The Library Director might also attend workshops and conferences on new trends and changes on media services in academia.
The position of Library Director presents many challenges unforeseen a few short years ago. The rapidly expanding potentials of technology present to the Director the opportunities and possibilities to alter the types of interaction between the library and the College community. The Director must not only be aware of untried, unfamiliar, and untested solutions to the issues confronting libraries today. The Director must be able to take these concepts and bring them to life. In short, the 21st Century Director is comfortable with technology, embraces technology, is able to use technology in its simplest forms to transform the library environment, and helps students and faculty to understand the role technology can play in their learning and teaching.
A Master’s of Library Science is the terminal degree, plus a graduate degree in a specialty is required.
Applicants must electronically submit (PDF format preferred) a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is January 3, 2017.
Bloomfield College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. The College is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workplace and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The College encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.