Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Job Posting | SWOSU

Director of Libraries


MLS from ALA-accredited institution; minimum 5 years academic library experience; strong operational knowledge of information technologies; a clear vision of the emergent role of an academic library and information technology; strong oral and written skills; demonstrated capacity to work with faculty and to manage staff and budgets; demonstrated awareness and understanding of current trends in librarianship and library and information management
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with new and emerging technologies, including online library systems, database development, and providing library support for distance education; experience with administrative modules of Endeavor Library System; experience with metadata and its use in web-based platforms; earned doctorate or other additional advanced degree; scholarly accomplishments and professional involvement at the state and national level.

* Reports to the Provost and Academic Affairs Unit
* Directly supervises the librarians
* Envisions and implement services and technologies to meet the needs of a diverse academic community
* Supports professional development among library faculty and staff
* Establishes effective communication within the library, lead and motivate team building, and foster a collegial and collaborative working environment for both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses
* At his/her discretion serves at the reference desk, assists in library instruction and acts as library liaison to an academic department
* Work closely with appropriate librarians in configuring administrative functions of the Endeavor ILS
* Maintains and monitors materials, operating, and equipment budgets, as well as other resources allocated to the library
* Completes annual performance evaluations of library faculty and submits them to Human Resources
* Assesses and compiles data on library services for reports and strategic planning activities
* Monitors the preparation of library data for university academic departments accreditation reports
* Work with the appropriate university departments to enhance libraries’ technical infrastructure and expand library services to campus and distance education users
* Spokesperson and advocate for the library within the academic community, state, and region
* Member of the Administrative Council and Academic Advisory Council, Chair of the Library Advisory Committee, SWOSU library representative on the Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors, heads the Library Leadership Team, and serves on other library teams and campus committees as needed
* Other duties as assigned

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