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Director of Library Services

Job Posted:                 February 26, 2018

Search #:                      S17-021

Rank:                              Administrator VII

 

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority.

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for the Director of Library Services. The Director is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of all aspects of operations related to library services which include policy, planning, and assessment; staff organization and development; fiscal planning and management; and services such as library instruction; collection development; faculty, student and administrative relations; cooperation with other libraries; and the application of library technology to operations and services and will exercise broad responsibilities for both the internal and external operations of library services, working collegially with all library faculty and a diverse library support staff. The Director reports to the Office of the Provost, and is an Administrator VII position.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent program (advanced degree in an additional field preferred) and demonstrated knowledge and experience in the effective application of professional skills; possess a minimum of seven years of successful administrative experience within an academic or university library; have demonstrated experience in: managing in a collective bargaining environment; developing and administering a comprehensive budget; monitoring the preparation of accreditation documents and other reports; leading the personnel selection, supervision and professional development process for all library staff; and engaging in strategic planning with key stakeholders, including the library’s own performance assessment; possess a clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education; and be able to articulate a strong vision for the library within a complex university organization. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion. Must be a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions.  Demonstrate an exemplary commitment to academic excellence and student success, possess superb oral and written communication skills, and be an active participant and recognized leader in her/his professional organizations.  These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

Send CV, cover letter, and the names and contact info of 3-5 references to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Rebecca Hedreen, Hedreenr1@southernct.edu (electronic preferred); Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515. Open until filled; application review will start March 29, 2018. 

Southern Connecticut State University in an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.