As Vermont folks may be aware, the Vermont State College System (VSCS) is merging its four campus-based colleges & universities into a single accredited institution. As part of this merger, the current VSCS libraries will be consolidated into a single integrated virtual library system that serves both the newly merged system as well as the Community College of Vermont. The VSCS is hiring a Director to lead the work of the VSCS libraries as we undertake this transformation. Come help us build a great library system!
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead the work of the four VSCS libraries as they transform to a single integrated virtual library system
- Inspire, coach, motivate, and coalesce dedicated library staff across the system to execute library transformation goals.
- Develop, direct, and manage the various functions and services of the library, including planning long-range and short-term objectives aligned with the strategic priorities of the VSCS.
- Direct professional development planning that advances information literacy learning outcomes for students and increases use of high-quality Open Educational Resources.
- Represent the VSCS in professional activities at the state, regional and national level.
- Direct vendor relationships and negotiations.
- Collect and report data on library resource utilization and staffing.
- Provide budget oversight for all operations related to the virtual integrated library system, including directly related operations of the existing four physical collections.
- Leverage all existing financial and human resources to support new approaches to a statewide, virtual integrated library system.
- Serve on institution, system and professional committees.
- Formulate, recommend and enforce policies relevant to library resources and practices.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Administrative leadership and supervision of library employees.
This position receives direct supervision from the system Chief Academic Officer and oversight by the VSCS Council of Presidents.
Master’s degree in library science, plus four to seven years of progressive administrative and management experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Passion for innovation in academic library design and delivery and the ability to interpret and meet a variety of needs for a system-wide operation.
- Experience with library instruction using advanced learning and communication technologies.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, relationship-building, and supervisory skills.
- Experience with innovative approaches to end-user services, with an emphasis on customer service in online environments.
- A demonstrated ability to collaborate and manage resources in an effective, creative and equitable manner.
- Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and in making such work a foundation of institutional culture.