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Posted by: University of Georgia Libraries

Posted date: 2017-Apr-07

Location: University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a collaborative, energetic, and creative individual with a demonstrated commitment to advancing undergraduate learning and research within a library context for the position of Director of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Library Commons (MLC). Reporting to the University Librarian/Associate Provost, the Director provides strategic direction and leadership for the Library Commons by administering facilities operations, coordinating services provided in the building, planning programs and activities, and managing MLCs support staff and student assistants. The position engages with faculty and other colleagues to promote, assess and improve the Library Commons, serves as a liaison librarian to a specific department, and participates in library-wide and campus-wide meetings and committees.

The MLC is a UGA Libraries strategic initiative undertaken in collaboration with a variety of University partners including the Enterprise Information Technology Services, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, Facilities Management, Vice President for Instruction, and Campus Reservations as well as the Research and Instruction Department within the UGA Libraries to provide a library commons with transparent and seamless academic support and services for students. In this capacity the Director will execute planning, facilitation, negotiation, supervision, troubleshooting, and assessment to further a vision for and a commitment to progressive services for effective student learning. To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
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Library/Institution Name University of Georgia Libraries
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLIS; Minimum of five years of experience in an academic library including management, research and instruction, student learning assessment, and outreach and marketing focused on library resources and services; Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor others; Knowledge of issues associated with the library commons; Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in academic or research librarianship; Demonstrated knowledge of key instructional technologies used in an information commons (e.g., web-based resource creations, digital reference tools, curriculum and knowledge of instruction theories); Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and/or projects involving multiple stakeholders; Ability to initiate and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships with colleagues, the teaching faculty, staff and students; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, independent judgment; Excellent problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
Application Instructions To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:
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