Purchase College, State University of New York welcomes applications for the position of Director of the Library. Purchase College offers an atmosphere which blends traditional academic studies in Letters and Sciences with conservatories in Visual and Performing Arts.
The Library holds a well-established, high-traffic role as the center of scholarly life on campus. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director will serve as the leader of the Library; supervise a team of faculty librarians and professional staff; collaborate with senior campus administrators, deans, and heads of college departments; serve as a liaison to SUNY central administration and the SUNY Libraries Consortium; and represent the Library to various external campus partners.
The incoming Director will have exciting opportunities to build upon the Library’s growth in key areas, such as: moving forward with the Library’s institutional repository and digital collections, taking a robust instruction and liaison program to the next level, broadening the Library’s relationship with the Performing Arts conservatories, and redesigning Library spaces and technologies for the 21st century user.
The Director will serve as the leader of the Library; supervise a team of faculty librarians and professional staff; collaborate with senior campus administrators, deans, and heads of college departments; serve as a liaison to SUNY central administration and the SUNY Libraries Consortium; and represent the Library to various external campus partners.
Key characteristics of the successful candidate:
Minimum Qualifications: · Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change and inspire innovation · Proven track record of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience in operations, budgets, personnel, and professional development · Ability to understand and articulate the future of academic libraries · ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree · Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: · Experience working in a large academic consortial system · Experience re-designing library spaces for the 21st century user · Understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries, particularly at the undergraduate level · Knowledge of trends in open access, open educational resources, resource sharing, and digital collections · Keen awareness of pedagogy, assessment, and collection development practices and trends, including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education · Ability to build morale, encourage teamwork, and delegate responsibility appropriately
$120,000.00 + $3,026 (location pay)
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Date to be filled: 7/1/19
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