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Associate Dean of Library
The Associate Dean of Library provides leadership in library development, strategic planning, in services that support instruction and learning, and in staff professional development. The scope of responsibilites include: supervision of library staff (faculty and support staff), managing the library operation, budgetary development and management, planning collection development, evaluation of services and library instruction (information literacy), infrastructure, and programming. The Associate Dean will provide reference consultation to patrons when needed. The position participates in college-wide administrative functions and advises college administration in the innovative project of facility expansion to create an exemplary learning space that facilitates student learning.
1. Oversee Library operations to include daily supervision of services and staff to ensure efficient Library operations and prompt and courteous delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.
2. Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate Library staff. Provide staff with professional career development, job mentoring and team building efforts to maintain a well-informed and efficient Library staff. Interpret and administer collective bargaining agreement provisions to operate the College Library in compliance with bargaining agreement contracts.
3. Oversee Library Department budget. Plan and maintain budgetary expenses to comply with established accounting practices. Provide accurate and timely budget reporting.
4. Develop and enhance Library collection. Order and obtain materials (in print and in digital format) within established budget to maintain a comprehensive Library collection that enhances student learning and meets or exceeds the institution's mission.
5. Develop proposals for external funding and grant management to enhance further Library collection and services.
6. Provide program review and prepare reports for accrediting agencies and governing boards.
Essential Responsibilities Continued:
1. Serve as the College's copyright officer.
2. Develop and maintain internal/external partnerships and represent ECC Library at state and local levels.
3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Position requires close visual acuity to perform activities (i.e. preparing/analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes).
Typical office or administrative conditions (i.e. not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions).
1. Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution.
2. Minimum of five years' of progressively increasing administrative experience that includes strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision .
3. Solid understanding of academic library services, including policies and procedures, collection development, and copyright law.
4. Knowledge and experience of contract governance and implementation.
5. Solid budgetary development and management experience.
6. A solid working knowledge of library-related information technology, including online catalog administration, web development, state and local network infrastructure administration, etc.
7. Knowledge and experience with assessment of library services and instruction
8. Ability to interact with Board of Trustees, college administration, faculty, staff, and the general public
9. Ability to collaborate with other college departments in providing services to support instruction and learning, with an emphasis on improving and expanding services.
10. Experience collaborating with departments that provide faculty and staff professional development or experience providing staff training
11. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong grant writing focus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/13/2017 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.
This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for information related to the ECC Hiring Process and Applicant Tracking System.
Materials Required to Complete the Application Process for this Position:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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