Director of Library Services

Director of Library Services

Director of Library Services

Posting Details

Posting NumberS000594
Position TitleDirector of Library Services
DivisionAcademic Affairs
Supervisor TitleProvost & VP for Academic Affairs
StatusFull Time Regular
Position Summary
North Central College seeks a dynamic leader with a vision for innovation in library services and resources to assume the role of Director of Library Services. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director will join an academic senior leadership team committed to ensuring that North Central’s Library organization sustains a culture of innovation, inclusiveness, and excellence in service to the students, faculty, and staff, and the greater North Central community. 
Description of Key Responsibilities
1. Lead the Library as the hub of academic life, innovation, and student success on campus;
2. Develop and manage the Library’s budgets focusing on collections, student learning and research, to meet the information needs of the College;
3. Oversee the day-to-day management of the library faculty and staff, the facilities, and the library resources;
4. Actively assess and incorporate current developments in the field of library and information sciences and library technology into administration of the library, adapting them as necessary for the specific needs of the college community;
5. Ensure that all library facilities and resources are accessible for all students, faculty, and staff;
6. Support the College’s strategic plan and the curricula of all academic and programs by providing a robust learning environment with equitable access to resources for students, faculty, and staff, and promote information literacy within the college community;
7. Champion a culture of engagement and belonging, promote an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion, demonstrate action and accountability in advancing strategies to support these priorities at all levels of the college;
8. Inspire the innovation and creativity of librarians and library staff necessary to create academic opportunities for faculty and students;
9. Create a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive work environment that promotes innovation;
10. Engage creatively and collaboratively across the campus community to support student success by cultivating an environment in which librarians can create meaningful and engaging activities to improve student informational and digital literacy skills;
11. Collaborate and partner with the Vice President for Information Technology in implementing technology solutions to enhance library services;
12. Participate in resource acquisition efforts for library and archival facilities and resources and represent North Central College to various external constituencies; and
13. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative, and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
14. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. A deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practices in an academic library, including outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, scholarly communication, information access, open resources and digital scholarship; and actively identify relevant initiatives for local implementation;
2. Deep understanding of and passion for the role of technology and library services in teaching and learning, including digital scholarship;
3. Ability to recruit and retain well-qualified, high-performing professionals, and build a positive, and creative organizational culture within the library;
4. An understanding of the needs and aspirations of the College’s teaching, learning and research programs through active consultation with faculty, administrators and information technology peers;
5. Experience with budgeting, financial management, and contract negotiations;
6. Excellent communication, with the ability to articulate and implement a strategy for library services that supports teaching, learning, and scholarship in a college/university setting.
7. Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated capacity to assess and develop the talents and expertise of staff;
8. The capacity to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with multiple constituencies across the campus community, forming relationships of trust and confidence; and
9. Demonstrable understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with strong collaboration and interpersonal skills and a vision for the role of research and technology at an academic institution. They will be an agent of change, sustaining classic library programs that remain relevant to 21st century undergraduate and graduate education while continuing to cultivate high-impact resources in emergent fields relevant to an evolving academic community. 
A master’s degree is required.
Significant and measurable experience in library services, including progressively responsible experience in leadership roles with impact on institutional success and student success. 
Licenses or Certifications
Is This a Temporary Position?No
Employment Conditions
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

If you are hired, in accordance with College policy and Executive Order 2021-20, we will require you to provide proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Those who remain unvaccinated must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

For more information about the College’s vaccine expectation along with other helpful information regarding the College’s current health and safety protocols—go to
Number of Vacancies1
EEO Statement
North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Close Date
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicant
North Central College values diversity, equity and inclusion and strongly encourages qualified individuals who would enrich the diversity of the campus community to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities is highly desirable.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents

Additional Info

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Director

Job Function : Administrative

Company/ Organization Name : North Central College

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