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Director of Library Services

Mason City , IA

Job Information:

Category/Function: PSS/5

Start Date:  ASAP

Basic Function: Responsible for the administration of all aspects of library resources and services in support of academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning, staff, and community members.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary based on experience.  Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance.  Retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and IPERS or TIAA.

Materials Required:  

  • NIACC application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)

The major functions of this position include responsibilities in the areas of library administration, project management, customer service, and supervision of staff.

Provide research assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one and group consultations, face-to-face and online training sessions, and via email and social media.

Ensure that high customer service standards are maintained at all times, providing an inviting, engaging, and helpful atmosphere for all library patrons, and guide efforts to ensure the physical and online library environments are attractive and welcoming spaces for study, research, and learning.

Work with IT staff and other service providers to ensure continued on-campus and remote access to resources and services.

Develop, assess, and manage the library's physical and digital services and collections, maintaining the college archives collection and managing the integrated library system, including cataloging library materials, facilitating the annual inventory of library materials, processing and circulation of library resources, interlibrary loans, stack maintenance and preservation, and maintenance of the OCLC Union List of Serials.

Prepare the annual library budget; selecting, assessing, and purchasing library resources, services, and supplies. Select and partner with vendors.

Explore, remain current, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding promising practices and trends related to library services.

In coordination with library stakeholders, develop, implement, and assess goals and action plans in support of the college's mission and strategic planning, reporting results as part of the college's continuous quality improvement processes.

Maintain library records and statistics, producing monthly and annual library reports.

Proactively engage and collaborate with faculty members, the Office of Online Learning, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Marketing Department, and other areas to promote library resources and services, and to develop new resources and services to meet student and faculty needs, including leveraging library web pages and social media, and engaging in outreach activities, as appropriate.

Create, facilitate, and assess library instruction and instructional materials, including information literacy instruction. Collaborate with faculty and instructional designers, as needed, to promote and maximize use of library resources in course design.

Engage with and support faculty members in identifying suitable Open Educational Resources (OER) and leveraging library databases and other services for instructional purposes.

Keep informed about current and developing issues related to copyright law, as it pertains to course materials in online and face-to-face courses, training and working with faculty members and other offices to ensure that required permissions are acquired and documented, and that terms of copyright permissions are followed.

Serve as chair of the college-wide Common Read Committee, the Library Advisory Committee, and as a non-voting member of the Curriculum and Academic Affairs Council, and on other committees and projects, as assigned.

Participate as an active member of institutional committees and appropriate organizations; represent the College as appropriate on state and national committees.

Supervise, train, evaluate, and assist in the selection of library staff.

Work a flexible schedule, as needed, including at least one evening per week.

Adhere to the requirements of and complete an annual Quality Library Plan.

Perform in a manner that strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.

NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment and an environment of mutual respect, therefore all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.


Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science plus three years of experience in library work with one year as a library director (preferred).  This position requires excellent interpersonal skills; strong communication, collaboration, consultation, and presentation skills; and experience contributing to and leading committees and project teams.  Proficiency using online library databases and catalog systems, as well as a strong customer service orientation are necessary.

Posted 05/11/18

Job ID: 64254