The Director of Library Services is responsible for advancing, administering, and overseeing all aspects of the service-oriented Easley Library.
The Director of Library Services reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
The essential duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate policies and procedures for all
aspects of library services.
Receive and catalog new library materials.
Plan and evaluate library goals.
Develop and oversee the annual library budget.
Plan and oversee library-sponsored activities.
Prepare all library reports.
Oversees the purchase of periodicals, databases, and serials.
Works with the Bowen Central Library of the Appalachian to
maintain the online catalog.
Develop job descriptions and hire staff.
Manage and evaluate staff.
Give feedback in both formal and informal settings.
Participate in consortia and professional meetings and committees.
Participate in faculty meetings and College committees
Participate in all aspects of collection development.
Cover reference desk on a regular basis.
Train library staff in new technologies as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
The marginal duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist in areas of the Library as needed
Work weekends in rotation with other Library staff
SUPERVISORY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
This position supervises the Librarian and Assistant Librarian and work-study students, in collaboration with the Library staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
The Director of Library Services must possess a faith and commitment in Jesus
Christ and must be active in an evangelical Christian denomination.
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution. Second master’s desired.
Knowledge of, and experience with, emerging information technologies.
Management experience in a library setting.
Hands-on leadership approach.
Organizational and problem-solving skills.
Friendly, pro-active manner in assisting library staff, students and faculty.
Interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with staff at all levels.
Successful candidates must have excellent analytical, administrative, communication skills (both written and oral) and attention to detail are required. A demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse constituents, and proficiency with information is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position of Director of Library Services may require the following activities depending on the duty being performed: sitting, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching, picking up. Some repetitive activities will include use of a mouse and keyboarding. Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.
Specialized Equipment Requirements
The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires no specialized equipment other than equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.
Working Conditions and Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions. This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private residential institution of higher education, with physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.
This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.
The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all inclusive list of same. Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate. The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the College. Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The College maintains its status as an at-will employer.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic faculty employment application and upload the following:
Letter of interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Christian Faith
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Three letters of reference
Hard copy application materials may be sent to Ann Looney, Director of Academic Programs at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, email@example.com.
Additional information about Bluefield College is available at www.bluefield.edu.
To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.