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Director of Library Services

Otis College of Art and Design

Job Title: Director of Library Services
Job Location: Los Angeles , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Job Duties

•Responsible for the efficient management and direction of the library, including operations, budget, supervision and direction of library staff, collection development, and the effective coordination of services with the Otis college community.

•Responsible for providing leadership for the Library’s information literacy and instruction program, including outreach to faculty, teaching workshops, consulting with students, and instructional assessment.

•Creates, defines, and fosters an innovative information literacy program to support and enhance the College’s learning outcomes. Assesses the effectiveness of the instruction and information literacy program, and works with librarians to make adjustments when necessary.

•Manages evolving demands of technology and the building of a digital library. Oversees the development and management of digital image databases and learning management systems to ensure support for teaching and learning and branding efforts of Otis College.

•Works collaboratively with faculty to develop innovative and effective approaches to strengthening student information literacy skills.

•Provides research and assessment data, including statistics, user surveys, portfolio reads, etc. to evaluate library services and instructional technologies. Maintains annual assessment portfolios including data for each area.

•Stays up to date on changing technologies and developments in college library and teaching/learning environments.

•Plans and prepares for future growth and innovation; prepares and submits grant proposals for enhancement of services based on objective need analysis and use projections.

•Develops and administers a budget for department operations. Approves/disapproves department expenditures. Provides projections and reports for budget development and administration purposes.

•Responsible for ensuring adherence to applicable federal, state and college laws, requirements, policies and procedures within their area of authority. Ensures that required reports for federal and state agencies and for internal needs are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

•Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

•ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.

•Three to five years of experience in an academic library and two or more years of instruction experience.

•Demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population.

•Expertise in information literacy concepts, instructional design, assessment, and curriculum development. Ability to develop and implement engaging course-related instruction sessions. Knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment to support information literacy instruction.

•Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

•A minimum of five years progressively responsible managerial experience in a higher education library setting.

•Proven track record of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience in operations, budgets, personnel, and professional development.

•Knowledge of librarians’ roles in instruction, both online and in-person.

•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.

•Experience with art and design.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the Otis College of Art and Design and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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Human Resources Department
9045 Lincoln Blvd

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