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Library Director and Media Services

 

Crown College seeks applicants for the Director of Library and Media Services. A distinctly Christian college, Crown recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, Crown is poised for growth in both its on-campus and online degree programs. Crown College is affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, a denomination that has a 125-year history of focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ and mobilizing workers to every corner of the world. Additionally, Crown College is accredited at the highest levels for Minnesota colleges and universities including The Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association, the Minnesota state boards of teaching and nursing, and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN is conveniently located 30 miles west of Minneapolis with close proximity to the cities of Waconia and Chanhassen.

The Director of Library and Media Services is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, directing and assessing all areas of the library. He/she provides collaborative leadership and administers all aspects of library resources and services in support of the on-campus and online academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning.

The Director reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. He/she supervises the following positions:  Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian, the Public Services Manager and the Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:  

  • PLANNING:  Provide vision and direction for strategic planning related to all library resources and services in alignment with the College mission and core values. Prepare and submit a proposed annual budget.

  • ORGANIZING: Oversee all aspects of library organization including staff, facilities, and resources.

  • IMPLEMENTING: Oversee implementation of the strategic plan.

  • DIRECTING: Direct the overall operation of library services.

  • ASSESSING: Assess library services and resources in accordance with accreditation standards and keep the administration informed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  • Management, supervision and planning as well as a working knowledge of all areas of the library, industry trends, emerging technologies and best practices.

  • Knowledge of collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, database management, library instruction and information literacy, public and technical services.

  • Ability to support students in online learning programs by providing efficient access to electronic materials/resources.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work with little or no direct supervision.

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

  • Strong public service orientation and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities.

  • Ability to prepare and manage a budget and maintain financial resources.

  • Ability to use web-based technology relevant to Library/Research/Learning Resources.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

OPTIONAL DUTIES:

  • If desired, The Director of Library and Media Services may teach one course per semester.

  • Teaching assignment must be at the request of the academic department and approved by the VP/AA

  • The course load will be reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis to ensure teaching does not infringe on the primary responsibilities or the personal wellbeing of the Director of Library and Media Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree or working toward a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

  • Two years of administrative experience

  • Agreement with the Crown College statement of faith and must be willing to abide by the Crown College Community Covenant.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):

  • Experience in a Christian College library

  • Five or more years of administrative experience

  • Understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular

TO APPLY:

Email cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to staffjobs@crown.edu

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