Job: Library Director

General Information
Position:
Library Director

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Job

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Library Director

Vargas University is a private institution with the focus of educating non-traditional bilingual students to grow and excel in their field of choice.

Summary

Vargas University is currently accepting applications for a Director of Library Services. This is a part/full-time position. The Director of Library Services provides innovative and effective leadership in the provision of high-quality library services and resources to the University community. Responsibilities include developing, implementing and evaluating Library policies and procedures; managing, evaluating and reporting on Library operations; ensuring appropriate access to print and electronic information resources; supervising high quality Bibliographic Instruction and Reference programs; and collaboratively coordinating the management of Public Services, and the University’s Archives and Special Collections.

Essential Functions

Oversees all Library operations by:

  • Supervising and coordinating the activities of the Assistant Director and Department managers in planning, providing, and evaluating library policies, procedures, services and resources.
  • Collaborating with subject specialists to ensure that the library's print and electronic resources adequately support all educational and research programs at the certificate, associate’s undergraduate, and graduate levels.
  • Supporting distance learning programs by providing efficient access to electronic information resources and distance services.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to identify, evaluate and implement programs that improve Library services resources and facilities.
  • Developing the library staff as a strong team by collaborating with Assistant Directors and Managers of departments in providing for the selection, training, evaluation, and maintenance of adequate Library staffing. Actively participates in Department, Division and University management activities by:
  • Leading Library committees, groups, and taskforces such as the Professional Librarian Group.
  • Preparing and providing Library activity and assessment reports. Provides external representation and reporting by:
  • Cultivating external relationships and developing grant opportunities with public and private sector organizations in support of the University Libraries’ programs.
  • Representing and promoting the library, formally and informally to the University, community and the world.

Participating actively in local, state and national professional library organizations.

  • Participating in cooperative resource sharing efforts with state and local networks through organizations such as LYRASIS and ICUF. Coordinates strategic planning for the library by:
  • Maintaining a solid understanding of industry trends, and "best practices" in the library and information technology fields.
  • Coordinating the development of the Library strategic plan within the Division of Academic Affairs to ensure that library services and activities further the University mission.
  • Facilitating the continuous transformation of the library into a technologically advanced “information commons” that integrates diverse resources, provides exceptional patron services, seeks new opportunities, actively engages with the community, collaborates with university units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community. Provides instructional and collection development services, oversight and support by:
  • Providing high quality instruction services to assigned schools and departments.
  • Providing collection development services to assigned schools and departments. Qualifications/Requirements
  • Master's degree in Library Science.
  • 5-8 years of experience as a Library Director.
  • Responsible for managing and supervising university library development projects.

Must possess excellent analytical skills of library resources and budgetary needs.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written.

Vargas University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

 


Education:

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • librarian: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Master's (Required)

License:

  • Master's of Library Science (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
01-03-2019

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries
  • Institutional Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Jose Maria Vargas University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
10131 PINES BLVD

City:
PEMBROKE PINES

Zip:
33026

County:
Broward


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Jose Maria Vargas University

Address:
10131 PINES BLVD

City:
PEMBROKE PINES

State:
FL

Zip:
33026

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
FERNANDO ORTIZ

Contact Email:
ORTIZF@JMVU.EDU

Contact Phone:
9546461088

Contact Fax:

How to apply

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