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Associate Director of Library Services

Morton College

Job Description

Associate Director of Library Services

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science, Educational Media or a combination of Master’s degree and at least five years of relevant higher education experience, including supervisory and budget experience; familiarity with library automation, personal computers and office software; experience with Internet-based information literacy services; excellent writing skills; and understanding of how technology can be utilized in the teaching and learning environment. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.


Preferred Qualifications
Community college library experience; experience with blended and online modes for the design and delivery of library services; grant writing experience; leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, team building, accessibility; experience in planning for and providing online circulation, catalog, reference databases. Excellent interpersonal skills; bi-lingual in English/Spanish.


Job Summary
The Associate Director of Library Services works under the general direction of the Associate Dean – Learning Resource / Performing Arts Center and provides leadership over Library services to college students, faculty, staff and community patrons.


Specific Job Duties

  • Provide leadership for library including the virtual library.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership, faculty, and colleagues to integrate library resources to support learner-centered pedagogies.
  • Provide leadership for the virtual bookstore including book adoptions, timely deliveries, and troubleshooting in consultation with the academic deans and other stakeholders.
  • Partner with MIS Department to promote collaboration with the library to leverage technology resources for learning.
  • Manage fiscal resources to include budget planning and ongoing review of library resources in consultation with academic deans and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the planning, supervision, assessment and evaluation of resources.
  • Participate in college-wide committees.
  • Act as reference librarian (when needed) and assist with the following:
  • Serve patrons at Reference Desk.
  • Provide remote reference assistance through instant messaging.
  • Help patrons in use of online periodical databases.
  • Provide library instruction to Morton College classes.
  • Perform other duties as and special projects as assigned.


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