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Director of the Library

Posted by: Gordon State College

Posted date: 2012-Aug-22

Location: Gordon State College, Hightower Library

Gordon State College invites applications and nominations for a dynamic leader to assume the position of Director of the Library. The Director of the Library reports directly to the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and is a member of the Academic Council. The Hightower Library of Gordon State College is a 36,000 square foot building with seating for over 350 students. Within the library users have access to 108,102 volumes and 30,166 electronic books, and the library supports on-line access to over 250 databases. In addition, students and faculty have access to all the holdings of the libraries of the 31 institutions of the University System of Georgia through GIL Express. The Director of the Library supervises a staff comprised of 4 professional librarians, 2 staff members and several student workers. Funds are currently being sought to renovate Hightower Library, and we desire an energetic, innovative leader to join us in using this opportunity to make the library the center of academic efforts on the Gordon campus.

The position will become available on January 1, 2013 and will be filled subsequent to that date depending on the availability of the most qualified candidate. We will be happy to delay the arrival of that candidate until July 1, 2013 if dictated by the successful applicants current job responsibilities.

Provide leadership and vision for the library
Administer budget, personnel, schedule, curriculum and general operation of the library
Align the strategic directions of the library with the strategic directions of the College and develop resources to accomplish these objectives
Support and engage with the Gordon faculty in teaching, professional development, service, and scholarship
Work collaboratively with the faculty to acquire collections and access to electronic resources that will support the growth of academic programs and that will promote information literacy across the curriculum.
Oversee and participate in educational outreach to students that includes library orientations, bibliographic instruction and consultation, and the delivery of courses in library science.
Program and promote the library to be the center of academic life on the campus and as a resource to community and region
Develop and maintain productive collaborations with sister institutions in the University System of Georgia
Job Title Director of the Library
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Gordon State College, Hightower Library
Salary $56,000.00
Certification Required? No
City Barnesville
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
At least five years of library experience in college or university settings
Demonstrated potential for leadership of a technologically sophisticated and welcoming library with working knowledge of computer networks and library automated systems
Experience developing library collections to support baccalaureate programs
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Record of participation in the scholarly conversation of the discipline
Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity

Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of library administrative and management experience
Application Instructions For a complete job description and to apply, please visit:
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