The Rice-Aron Library at Marlboro College supports the research, teaching, and information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members. The library is an integral part of a vibrant learning community where students design and pursue their own courses of study in close collaboration with faculty. The library’s extraordinary commitment to openness is exemplified by 24/7 access to the building; the adoption of open source systems; and initiatives to promote open access to scholarly information.
Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the library director serves as an ex-officio member of the faculty and both leads and works as part of a small, dedicated staff in carrying out all academic library functions in support of teaching, learning, research, and community at Marlboro College. The director aligns library activities with institutional goals; prepares budgets and short and long range plans; and provides vision, guidance, and support to the library staff while actively participating in the provision of day-to-day, frontline services.
- Articulates and supports the vision, mission and strategic goals of the library and the college;
- Manages all library operations including budget, personnel training and scheduling, instruction, archive and special collections, technology and facilities;
- Chairs the faculty library committee and serves on College committees;
- Works with faculty on library policies and collection development and maintenance;
- Develops, coordinates and participates in information literacy instruction with the reference librarian and collaborative planning with the faculty;
- Promotes the role of the library and librarians in curricular planning;
- Contributes to outreach, promotes the college’s relationship to other academic and public libraries across the state;
- Provides assistance with circulation, research consultations, ready-reference and outreach;
- Leads a staff of two professional librarians, one support staff member, and six student assistants;
- Supports the professional development of library staff;
- Takes active part in day-to-day library operations including working directly with students and faculty.
- ALA-accredited graduate degree or international equivalent;
- Demonstrated library administrative and management experience including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing and personnel;
- An understanding of the central role of the library in Marlboro’s unique learner-centered curriculum;
- Ability to consistently articulate and communicate the library’s mission and priorities and to implement new services and strategic directions compatible with that mission and the mission of Marlboro College;
- Ability to provide creative leadership in the planning, implementation and assessment of library services and programs, in consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni;
- Ability to access information resources and technological applications that support and enhance library instruction, research and services;
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication and librarianship including information literacy, copyright, plagiarism, licensing, intellectual freedom, privacy, interlibrary loan, open access and systems/technology;
- A record of service to the profession;
- Experience in teaching information literacy in collaboration with faculty;
- Ability to work successfully within a collaborative and collegial environment and to foster this ability in others;
- Personal integrity that fosters respect from all members of a diverse academic community;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Application consideration begins May 12th, 2014. All applicants must apply online at https://nook.marlboro.edu/
Summary: Library and Information Services (LIS) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks an experienced, skilled, creative administrator to lead a new Technology-Enhanced Learning Unit (TEL). The new Unit merges online learning support with instructional technology services, with the primary goals of enhancing faculty and student learning and improving the value of these services to the campus.
Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
This Unit Coordinator will lead a staff of three professionals and will be responsible to:
- Deliver high-value technology enhancements to the teaching and learning environment at SUNY Plattsburgh;
- Be an active, positive, team-oriented, and customer-focused member of the LIS Dean’s leadership council;
- Develop Unit strategies and tactics that support LIS divisional goals;
- Develop solid assessments to document the outcomes of TEL Unit services for internal reports, service development and improvements, and departmental and college-wide accreditations;
- Develop strong two-way communications with faculty, administration, and staff in order to understand their needs and to communicate the value of TEL services, with collegial outreach, advocacy, and public relations initiatives;
- Lead the campus in strategic expansions of online learning by implementing selected recommendations of the 2013 Directions in Distance Education Task Force Final Report and by aligning the E-Learning Plan with the College Plan;
- Re-focus online learning coordination to include course-quality enhancement, in addition to performing existing tasks of managing budget, technology, statistical reporting, stipends, student surveys, and Web development;
- Coordinate and further develop videoconferencing services, including point-to-point, distributed desktop, and lecture-capture services;
- Develop multimedia support services for enhanced production value of online and hybrid courses;
- Review current technologies supported by LIS and recommend improvements based on evidence of value for users, emerging trends, and resource-saving efficiencies;
- Share knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction;
- Supervise Unit staff so as to promote and facilitate their growth as service-oriented professionals;
- Serve on college committees and task forces to ensure LIS/TEL support of college programs, services, and activities;
- Represent and promote the college as a member of professional organizations and consortia (including the Open SUNY online initiative) at the local, state, and national levels;
- Conduct needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for TEL Unit services and direction.
Either 1) a Master’s degree in an educational technology-related field with a minimum of five years of progressive administrative experience in higher education, OR 2) a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of progressive administrative experience in higher education, including at least three years of professional experience in the field of educational technology. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and supervisory skills. Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. Expertise in learning theory, teaching with technology, online learning support, customer service, and faculty development. Demonstrated ability to facilitate faculty-development programs with proficiency in state-of-the-art technological innovations. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting. Knowledge of online learning management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.
PhD, Ed.S, or other advanced degree or certificate in an educational technology-related field; Documented experience helping departments and faculty develop and grow online programs; Budget management experience; Expertise in the Moodle Course Management System; Professional experience in the SUNY system.
Salary: $72,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits.
Deadline: Open til filled. To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by 05/16/2014
Apply: For full description and to apply, see the full listing: https://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/5402
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