The L.W. Tyree Library of Santa Fe College seeks a visionary, experienced director to lead the library and serve as a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team. The Tyree Library was 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 and also houses the college’s comprehensive Learning Commons. The director is responsible for leadership, management, and supervision of library operations on the Northwest Campus, the college’s educational centers, online, and at the full-service Blount Campus, expected to open in 2021. The director must exhibit a strong commitment to the library profession, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library and information science, academic research, publishing, copyright, and open access initiatives.
The library director reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the division’s leadership team, collaborating with college stakeholders to advance student learning, retention, and success. The position provides leadership that motivates staff to perform at their highest level and develops a teamwork environment. 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 all library users, including students and staff in the Learning Commons, and the ability to lead the library to adapt to new and emerging technology.
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, as is library administrative experience.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: Experience in higher education, especially in a community college setting, is preferred, as is experience working in a state education system or a consortia. Knowledge of librarians’ roles in instruction, both online and in-person. Experience with implementing and rolling out a new Integrated Library System; experience mentoring, strong facilitation skills, experience negotiating with vendors and suppliers; and experience administering grants.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
Multi-cultural- ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader. Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
Physical address where the job position is located.
All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of interest, an up-to-date c.v., including the names of five professional references, as well as academic 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.