Director of Library Services, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton MA

Director of Library Services
Kelly Library, New England School of Acupuncture

Reports To: Academic Dean or President

Summary: Oversees the direction and growth of library collections and services with the aim to support the mission and goals of the college. Ensures the provision of a full range of resources and services to all library users by performing the following duties personally or through direct supervision of library staff.

Qualifications: MLS/MSLIS from an accredited school; knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine or experience in a health sciences library preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Library Assistant project work such as management of the college's archives, processing and putting materials on the shelves, creating website content, etc.
  • Coordinates the training of new Library Assistants, and revises training materials as needed
  • Manages staff hours, meetings, and schedule changes for each term
  • Oversees development of all library policy, programming, and services, in conjunction with NESA faculty and administration when appropriate
  • Develops and updates library mission and goals as well as long-term strategic plans
  • Supervises development and maintenance of online capabilities both inside and outside the library including growth of and access to electronic resources
  • Supervises collection development practices as well as cataloging and organization of all materials
  • Tracks and submits invoices and purchase orders; manages expenditures
  • Communicates with Library Assistants and the IT Coordinator to track and address any technology issues involving library equipment or online access to resources
  • Participates in community and professional meetings to discuss and act on library issues or problems
  • Provides library education and public relations services including: classroom lectures; student, faculty, and community outreach; development of information literacy programming; writing for various school publications such as handbooks, websites, and newsletters
  • Submits proposed annual budget for review and approval
  • Reviews library holdings and consults with appropriate staff or faculty to determine the acquisitions of additional book, journal and audiovisual materials

Supervisory Responsibilities: Recruits, hires, trains and supervises Library Assistants

Schedule: 20 hrs per week, spread between at least 3 weekdays. Flexible schedule preferred as needs change from term to term.

Pay: $25-30 per hour, depending on experience

Interested Applicants should e-mail their Cover Letter and Resume to Peg O'Connell at the address below.

Peg O'Connell
Human Resources Administrator
New England School of Acupuncture
150 California Street, Newton, MA 02458
e-mail: poconnell@nesa.edu

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