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Director of Library Services
Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted 05/05/2021
Category
Admin-Library
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The Director of Library Services manages a full range of learning resources at the library of a two-year Community College, serving a diverse community of students, faculty, and citizens. In addition, the Director of Library Services frequently directly performs such professional tasks as providing reference advice, distance learning support to faculty and students, and demonstrating the use of learning resources and guiding faculty members in enhancement of instruction. Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited institution with three (3) or more years of related experience including one (1) or more years of experience in supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Ability to perform and to supervise the full range of professional library services with strong competencies in public services, reference research, technical services including library computer systems management, collection development and instructional assistance in effective use of library resources in a higher education environment.
  • Ability to train and direct professional and support staff in comprehensive learning resource services.

SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) or more years’ experience in front counter customer service management assisting with
  • Experience in a community college setting.
  • Experience in a Learning Commons environment.
  • One (1) or more years’ experience supervising college librarians and college library support staff.
  • Familiarity with Alma/Primo library information management system.

EXAMPLE OF JOB DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Academic Dean or other administrator, the Director of Library Services is accountable for assuring effective and cost efficient learning resource services to the academic, student and public groups served by the College to advance the College’s learning mission through effective performance in these essential functional areas: Effective delivery of library services; Development and organization of the library’s resources; Evaluation, training, development and direction of library staff; Budget, fiscal and facilities management; Library assessment and evaluation.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

STARTING SALARY:
$79,853 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the NCC Careers Portal at:https://norwalk.edu/hr/employment/

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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