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Executive Director

Location: Bala Cynwyd
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Executive Director of Library and Learning Commons Please see Special Instructions for more details.PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS SENT VIA E-MAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please apply by completing this online application. Required documents at time of applying are your Resume and Cover Letter. Reference Letters are OPTIONAL. If you do not have Reference Letters at the time of applying for the position but wish to include them in your application, simply upload a word document that states "Letters of Reference available upon request". Once you have your Reference Letters, you can attach them to your application. If you have any technical problems while applying for this position, please click on the ?HELP tab. Position Title Executive Director of Library and Learning Commons Position Number FTE FLSA Exempt Pay Rate Position Type Administration/Staff Employment Type Replacement Number of Hours Per Week 35 Number of Months Per Year 12 Employment Status Full Time Job Summary The Executive Director of the Learning Commons supports the mission of the college through the overall planning, management, and operation of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library and its relationship to the rest of campus, particularly to academic affairs. The Executive Director is a member of the President's Senor Staff and the Curriculum Committee. The Executive Director is a member of the faculty with faculty status (without rank or tenure) and reports to the Provost/Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs of the College. Duties and Responsibilities SPECIFIC DUTIES*
--- Develop and deliver a 21st century information sharing and collaboration strategy for Rosemont College that transforms library services, particularly in relation to digital and blended learning.
--- Contribute substantively to the intellectual life of the college by planning, developing, coordinating, sharing, collaborating with, initiating, and evaluating information and Learning Commons services to fulfill and support the educational mission of the college. --- Develop outreach, engagement opportunities, key metrics, and processes to ensure and support creative and effective use of library services and technologies to serve the needs of students and academic departments. --- Provide leadership, management and support for the Learning Commons in such a way as to meaningfully embed the many resources of the library into the academic infrastructure.

  • PLEASE NOTE : This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibility that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibility and activities may change at any time with or without notice. OBJECTIVES
    --- Manage the operations of each component of the Learning Commons: library collections, library technology, and information literacy engagement and teaching.
    --- Oversee the personnel of each area of the Commons: Hiring, supervising, and evaluating annual and ongoing performance of professional staff of an information literacy faculty librarian and support staff and work study/graduation assistant positions.
    --- Coordinate all activities of the Learning Commons to maximize student and faculty use of the resources. Create opportunities for engagement between people, information, and technology while supporting the goals of the library and academic technology to meet student and faculty outcomes.
    --- Create a collaborative learning space that maximizes student and faculty use of library resources; collect and assess data to evaluate student benefit from library services and usage to ensure alignment of programs.
    --- Develop and manage the budget for library services.
    --- Participate in curriculum committees, program review processes, technology strategy conversations, and online programming committees, while ensuring representation of the Learning Commons on other related committee and working groups.
    --- Promote the Library's resources to students and faculty while also assisting them in meaningful use of said resources.
    --- Lead meaningful, student-centered collaborations across campus, working closely with student support offices to enhance and improve Learning Commons services.
    --- Supervise the day-to-day operations and staff of the Commons, establishing operational schedules.
    --- Supervise the acquisition of both print and non-print materials and the delivery of digital library databases and services.
    --- Promote the integration of assessment and evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces and positions the results of Library assessment activities to enhance the Library and its impact.
    --- Oversees data collection for annual reporting and survey responses including gathering, reviewing, validating and evaluating; and synthesizing data.
    --- Work on grant proposals for the library.
    --- Work with Deans and faculty to implement Information Literacy goals across the curriculum.
    --- Work with College Relations to identify donors for library and assist with donations. Direct the Friends of the Library and work with donors through the Office of College Relations.
    --- Collaborate with the Archives of the SHCJ to preserve their presence at the college as well as to preserve their identity into the future. Minimum Qualifications SKILLS , ABILITIES , TRAINING , QUALIFICATIONS
    --- Master's Degree required
    --- 3-5 years of related experience
    --- Creative problem-solving skills
    --- Excellent customer service skills
    --- Excellent written communication skills
    --- Demonstrated supervisory and team-building skills
    --- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    --- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    --- Ability to complete projects with minimal supervision
    --- Ability to work independently and on a team
    --- Ability to work within strict deadlines
    --- Strong computer skills
    --- Ability to communicate effectively
    --- Detail oriented and organized
    --- Proficient with Microsoft-- Office Products (especially Word and Excel)
    --- Proficiency with Internet to use as resource, research and work tool
    --- Good interpersonal skills - ability to work well with Faculty, Students and Staff
    --- Excellent oral communication skills (i.e., ability to deal effectively with others; speak professionally on the phone, etc.) Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands ENVIRONMENT
    --- Regularly: Exposed to indoor conditions
    --- Occasionally: Exposed to dust PHYSICAL STRENGTH
    --- Occasionally: Required to lift up to 25 lbs and carry a distance of 10 feet PHYSICAL MOVEMENT
    --- Routinely: The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
    --- Routinely: Climbing: Required to climb stairs
    --- Occasionally: Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
    --- Routinely: Grasping: Required to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects or hold objects
    --- Routinely: Reaching: Required to reach up and out with hands and arms
    --- Routinely: Sitting: Required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
    --- Occasionally: Standing: Required to stand for long periods of time
    --- Occasionally: Stooping: Required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, reach, extending, pulling and/or pushing HEARING / SPEAKING / VISION
    --- Routinely: Required to talk and hear
    --- Routinely: Close vision (clear vision at 2inches or less)
    --- Routinely: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing documents, data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; moderate reading.
    --- Routinely: Able to see and read computer screens
    --- Routinely: Able to read fine print and/or normal size print MACHINERY USAGE
    --- Occasionally: Hand Truck
    --- Occasionally: Library carts to move books and shelve Posting Number 0112P Number of Vacancies 1 Open Date 02/05/2021 Review Start Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant PLEASE NOTE : APPLICATIONS SENT VIA E- MAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED . Please apply by completing this online application. Required documents at time of applying are your Resume and Cover Letter. Reference Letters are OPTIONAL . If you do not have Reference Letters at the time of applying for the position but wish to include them in your application, simply upload a word document that states "Letters of Reference available upon request". Once you have your Reference Letters, you can attach them to your application. If you have any technical problems while applying for this position, please click on the ? HELP tab. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Clery Act / Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Rosemont's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published and distributed by the Department of Public Safety. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Rosemont College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes a Fire Safety Report for on-campus student housing and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as sexual assault, emergency response and other matters. You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the Director of Public Safety, 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010 or by clicking here .--

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