Director, University Libraries

Austin, TX, USA ● Dallas, TX, USA ● Miami, FL, USA ● San Marcos, CA, USA ● St. Augustine, FL, USA Req #838
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Director, University Libraries provides leadership and vision for the University libraries across all campuses.  The Director is knowledgeable about current and emergent technologies and leads innovative initiatives that serve the current and future needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Director will develop and supervise the maintenance of a resource-rich, dynamic digital and physical library presence across multiple campus locations. The digital library will organize library resources and services for students and faculty including reference services, electronic databases, online library services, document delivery, Internet tools, and other useful resources.  The Director, University Libraries will be responsible for infusing information literacy instruction into the University’s courses and for providing training and support for faculty. By working closely with administrative staff and faculty, the Director, University Libraries supports University program and institutional outcomes.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee library operations by planning, assessing, and providing appropriate services, resources, goals, and policies to support academic programs and the University mission.
  • Develop outreach and engagement opportunities to support creative and effective use of library services and innovative technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Prepare, monitor, and manage the library budget.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate a library strategy that addresses graduate-level student needs, and the program needs of faculty and staff.
  • Select appropriate full text electronic databases and ensure students, faculty, and staff have online access to them. Databases include those available through traditional vendors such as EBSCO and other databases such as those available through governmental, military, or corporate entities.
  • Develop and revise web-based information literacy instruction for students and integrate with university-wide foundations courses and other courses as appropriate.
  • Coordinate reference and document delivery support services for students, faculty, and staff through agreements with other educational institutions or alternate resources as needed.
  • Develop a scalable staffing model to enable the delivery of high-quality library and information services and resources.
  • Recruit, hire, and train staff as appropriate. Supervise library and information services staff across all campuses.
  • Keep abreast of developments and cutting-edge trends in library and information resources provisioning, particularly those based on current and future technologies.
  • Implement effective communication with students, faculty, and staff regarding library and information resources developments.
  • Ensure library and information services are aligned with ACRL Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services and other professional standards used to evaluate library services, particularly those used by regional accrediting agencies and stage boards.
  • Represent the University to outside agencies and boards evaluating the quality of our library and information services and resources.
  • Chair the University Library Planning Committee and meet regularly to discuss library goals, issues, and plans.
  • Develop, implement, and report on a system of service standards and metrics for the delivery of library and information services and resources and prepare reports as requested.

 MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow; study and standardize procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • In conformity with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and contracts, oversee all aspects of human resources management within the Library.
  • Manage staff recruitment, selection, supervision, evaluation, and discipline.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Carry out other duties as directed or apparent. Travel up to 25% to other campus locations.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

REPORTS TO: Dean, Teaching, Learning and Innovation

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Campus Librarians, Circulation Managers, Training & Development Specialist, Student Workers

 

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

  • Expert knowledge of library services and their availability
  • Advanced knowledge of pertinent functional practices and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and work well with a diverse staff and user population
  • Ability to provide effective customer service
  • Applied knowledge of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as sentence and paragraph
  • structure
  • Ability to train and to supervise the activities of all library staff
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
  • Ability to think logically
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills including accurate keyboarding.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program (doctorate in Library and Information Science, Education, or other academic discipline preferred).
  • A minimum of five years of professional library experience with leadership and supervision experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, student-centered environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Internet, downloading files, basic Web editing, email (experience managing and designing websites a plus), and instant messaging tools.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty.

 

LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

A record of recent publication and participation in professional library association activities is preferred.

BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • People Leadership - Leads by example when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and development of high potential talent.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.


Other details

  • Job Family Student Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $92,100.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $129,570.00
  • Travel % 20
Location on Google Maps
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • San Marcos, CA, USA
  • St. Augustine, FL, USA