Job: Associate Director of Learning Resources (Library Admin) [ID: 3239]
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- Associate Director of Learning Resources (Library Admin) [ID: 3239]
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- Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.
Key Position Information:
This is an exciting opportunity! We have a brand-new joint-use library building, the East Community Library at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus.
The Associate Director of Learning Resources will provide vision and direction for the College library and tutoring staff and services, and manage cooperatively with City of Clearwater public library staff and administrators to make this new facility a hub of learning for the College and community.
The ideal candidate for this position should demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for creating learning opportunities for students and community patrons within busy library and tutoring atmospheres, and the final candidate should possess proven experience in:
- Managing day-to-day operations within academic libraries and tutoring centers
- Co-managing shared spaces and building programming and partnerships within a joint-use facility, especially creating connections between the College and the conjoined public library
- Directing, scheduling, and coaching a large and diverse library and tutoring staff of about 50 part-time and full-time employees
- Leading, promoting, and participating in information literacy & research education programs geared toward a wide range of undergraduate students
- Providing continued and successful outreach to faculty, staff, and administrators, deeply connecting library and tutoring personnel and services with the classroom
- Exploring and implementing innovations within library and tutoring, including adoption of new and emerging technological and pedagogical trends
Typical Essential Duties
- Develops library and learning center services and facilities to meet the changing and continuous needs of students, faculty, and staff;
- Budgets, plans, implements, directs, and evaluates services, programs, resources, material collections, and personnel within libraries, learning centers, and computer labs;
- Facilitates staff, faculty, and student input into the planning and development of library and learning center resources and services;
- Evaluates library processes, procedures, policies, resources and services to determine value, efficiency, and effectiveness;
- Hires, leads, trains, schedules, and collaborates with department personnel to ensure implementation of best practices.
- Maintains quality and satisfaction with public services, equipment and technologies, and learning spaces and designs. Mitigates related grievances.
- Builds, directs, and schedules targeted instructional and outreach programs to promote Learning Resources across the campus;
- Forms and sustains strategic partnerships with faculty and administrators to integrate Learning Resources programming and materials into the curriculum and culture of the campus.
- Integrates college initiatives into the mission and services of campus Learning Resources, especially commitments to retention, completion, and overall academic success.
- Monitors and advocates for personnel and program budgets.
- Tracks, evaluates, and reports statistics of facility and service usage.
- Creates and implements policies and procedures for libraries and learning centers.
- Reporting to Learning Resources Director, serves as member of college-wide library and learning resources management team;
- Communicates with the Learning Resources Director and faculty regarding program policies, procedures, and personnel matters;
- Assists the Learning Resources Director regarding budget matters, strategic planning and organizational visioning;
- Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates and manages the work performance of faculty and staff under his/her supervision in accordance with college rules, policies and procedures;
- Controls equipment/materials utilized within the program;
- Serves as active member of campus leadership team;
- Interacts with external industries, businesses, and professional groups on behalf of the college.
This is the third of three levels in the Academic Program series. The classification is responsible for performing professional and/or program management duties in academic related specialties in a single department or function. Incumbents will manage the daily activities, develop plans to approach projects, implement solutions, and perform professional level work in assigned area. Incumbents are responsible for supervising employees or student workers, and developing and monitoring a budget.
- Collection development practices;
- Public relations principles;
- Library and learning center organizations, automation, and trends;
- Advisory and reference resources;
- Library resources;
- Knowledge of library management systems, electronic resources and services and emerging trends in library and learning center services and technologies.
- Managerial principles and practices;
- Academic program requirements;
- Customer service principles;
- Program coordination principles, practices, and techniques;
- Program planning principles;
- Troubleshooting and solving complex program issues;
- Budgeting principles;
- Research methods;
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
- Presentation principles and practices;
- Diverse populations and cultures;
- Computers and related software applications.
- Evidence of exemplary collaborative work with discipline faculty and related student support units;
- Evidence of supervisory skills;
- Strong public service commitment and excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Current knowledge of relevant library and learning center technologies and trends in higher education.
- Preparing and proofreading a variety of reports and/or documentation;
- Exercising judgment and discretion;
- Analyzing library and learning center programs and making recommendations for improvements;
- Compiling data and information;
- Recognizing problems, identifying alternative solutions, and making appropriate recommendations.
- Managing and evaluating the work of lower level staff;
- Prioritizing and assigning work;
- Providing customer service;
- Managing and administering program budgets;
- Interpreting academic program requirements;
- Maintaining confidentiality;
- Planning, coordinating, and implementing program components and activities;
- Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs;
- Ensuring compliance with applicable internal and/or external program requirements;
- Using a computer and related software applications;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
- Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
- Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Master's degree. Masters in Library Science preferred. Must be able to be credentialed in the area he/she supervises.
Three (3) years’ experience in an academic library and or learning center, including three years supervisory experience.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
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- Open Until Filled
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Physical address where the job position is located.
- Job Place:
- Central Florida
- Job Location:
- Central Florida
- 2465 Drew St
- Institution Name :
- St. Petersburg College
- P.O. Box 13489
- St. Petersburg
Contact Information / How to apply
- Contact Name:
- Vivian Winters
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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON-LINE AT: https://www.spcollege.edu/hrapp/application/jobs.php