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  • Director of Library & Information Services

    Gateway Community and Technical College
    Job Description

    Gateway Community and Technical College invites applications for the Director of Library & Information Services. This faculty position will provide library instruction; manage the library budget and resources, and work directly with library users, college faculty, staff and other senior academic staff members. Additionally, the Director of Library & Information Services represents the college on a system-wide peer team and Gateway’s faculty council. This role requires a comfort level in working in a non-circulating library, with a heavy focus on electronic resources and services. 

    Duties:

    • Oversight responsibilities for library services and resources on Boone, Edgewood, and Urban Campuses under the umbrella of an Information Commons.
    • Provide information literacy instruction sessions as requested (this is a faculty position)
    • Provide reference services to students, faculty, and staff in person, by email, by phone, or by SKYPE
    • Administration of electronic databases, renewal and management of library subscriptions, and evaluation of products for potential purchase
    • Work closely with eLearning to maintain a robust embedded librarian service
    • Routinely track, organize, and provide statistical analysis and evaluation of library services and resources
    • Solicit item requests for purchase from all academic areas in addition to selectively choosing reference items (general reference and program-specific) for each campus
    • Develop and maintain public relations for the library (services and resources)
    • Establish working relationships with faculty and staff throughout the college.
    • Represent the library on the faculty council and serve on college committees.
    • Represent Gateway on the Library Resources and Services Peer Team (KCTCS-wide team of library directors)
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
    Required Qualifications
    • Masters in Library Science or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
    • 1-2 years of related experience.
    • Capable of considerable independence of action.
    • Experience with electronic databases and web development as well as familiarity with emerging library technologies highly preferred.
    • Proficient in all aspects of computer operation and software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and database knowledge).
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
    • Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment as well as external business and community partners, representing his/her self in a professional and courteous manner.
    • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and, in writing.
    • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of related experience preferred.
    • Experience with course management systems (Blackboard), Springshare products (LibGuides, LibChat), and ALMA
    • Familiarity with copy cataloging
    • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
    • Experience working at the community college level.
     

    Anticipated start date: April 2020

    KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

    Initial review of applicants will begin after 4/13/2020 and applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

    Gateway Community and Technical College is located in Northern Kentucky - part of the Greater Cincinnati Region and is Northern Kentucky’s only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Gateway offers high-quality, targeted education to meet the personal and professional needs of students, and contribute to the economic development of the region.

    Gateway is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and we are committed to creating a campus environment that values the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of diversity while promoting inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and global awareness.

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