Job: Director, Library

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Director, Library

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Starting Salary of $63,135-$75,762 as per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, ret

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


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:

  • Provide vision, leadership, planning, management and supervision of library services, courses and activities.
  • Oversee personnel, multiple budgets, collection development, reference/instruction/user policies, long-term program review, state reporting as needed, assessment and external accreditation prepration, reports/presentations, as required and statewide library personnel/automation initiatives as needed.
  • Continue the active integration and participation of the Library in the day-to-day fabric of the College.
  • Function as the SF library representative and collaborate with Library Administrators of the University of Florida, the Alachua County Library District and the Bradford County Public Library.
  • Ensure personal and staff professional development within the library.
  • Foster excellent user experience for faculty, staff, students and visitors of the library.
  • Promote engaged outreach to faculty and users.
  • Collaborate with SF Chairs/Directors and colleagues regarding library services.
  • Support multicultural engagement throughout the library and college.
  • Promote the SF Library.
  • Exercise statewide leadership responsibility as a voting member of Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC).
  • Continue to foster the active profile of all library staff’s participation at the state level.
  • Work closely with the Learning Commons Director and staff to ensure that the activities of the Learning Commons integrate with exisiting library services.
  • Oversee the Library building, including facility maintenance and the safety of the heavily used public spaces and study rooms.
  • Serve on various College and statewide committees, acts as an advocate for the Library.
  • Perform staff duties assigned by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, as needed.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional personal engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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. 


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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

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Job Place:
Lawrence W. Tyree Library, Santa Fe College

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

3000 NW 83rd Street




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lawrence W. Tyree Library, Santa Fe College

3000 NW 83rd Street




Contact Information / How to apply
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SF Human Resources

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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.

Required Documents:

Letter of Intent, Letters of Recommendation, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts




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