Santa Fe College (SF) was recently recognized as the top-rated community college in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester.
The L.W. Tyree Library of Santa Fe College seeks a visionary, experienced Director to lead the library following the retirement of the incumbent in Fall 2017. The Tyree Library is the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) national award winner for Excellence in Academic Libraries chosen “for its innovation and passion for distance instruction, financial literacy, and community…evidenced within their model information literacy initiative…and commitment to delivering on campus programming”. The Tyree Library serves all members of the College community, supports all disciplines and is a key player in student success. The director is responsible for all aspects of library supervision, administration, leadership, and management that promotes student success and faculty support.
The position provides leadership that motivates staff to perform at their highest level and develops a teamwork environment within the library and beyond. The director is expected to evaluate program offerings and staff performance; providing leadership to enhance both. The successful candidate must have a broad understanding of operations and concepts in public and technical services, must demonstrate strong managerial, organizational, and planning skills including budgetary skills, effective working relationships with library users, and the ability to lead the library to adapt to new and emerging technology.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Reports to: Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
Required: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program plus at least five (5) years of library experience with increasing responsibility is required, as is library administrative experience. A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: Experience in higher education, especially in a community college setting, is strongly preferred, , as is experience working in a state education system or a consortia. Knowledge of librarians’ roles in instruction, both online and in-person is preferred. Experience with implementing or rolling out a new Integrated Library System; experience mentoring, strong facilitation skills, experience negotiating with vendors and suppliers; and experience administering grants are all preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position requires a highly motivated leader with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive customer service, as well as develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the College. The successful candidate will have a record of prioritizing effectively, proactively solving problems, managing multiple projects simultaneously with high levels of accuracy, and achieving goals within or ahead of established time frames. The director of the library must have superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills, as well as excellent analytical, time management and presentation skills. This position also requires proficient computer skills using the Microsoft suite of Office applications, familiarity with instructional technologies and other productivity software. The director must have the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with faculty, students, and community members and must work well within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, three (3) current letters of recommendation, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as the Director of the Library at Santa Fe College and explain the skills, strengths and experience you can bring to this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.
Letter of Intent, Letters of Recommendation, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts