posted July 25, 2014 4:07 PM
Reports to: Dean of Academics
Job Summary: Both teacher and administrator, the Director of Library Services plays a key role in supporting the School's educational goals. The Director is responsible for designing and implementing a dynamic and welcoming service-oriented library program that focuses on the educational needs of the entire school community. The Director also shares with the Assistant Director and the faculty the responsibility for teaching our students 21st century Information Literacy and research skills. The Director provides energy, leadership and vision in helping the School implement the Library Mission Statement, in developing programmatic initiatives such as the Crossroads Program, and in enhancing the library's web presence.
- Oversee all library services, daily operation of the facility, and all library policies, procedures, and initiatives;
- Responsible for curriculum development of the Information Literacy program;
- Work closely with the Assistant Director, faculty and students on the research process;
- Coordinate and oversee the Crossroads Program;
- Oversee the Archives;
- Manage a staff that includes an Assistant Director of Library Services, additional library staff, and an Archivist;
- Direct and participate in the staffing of the library on evenings and weekends;
- Select, supervise and train student Library Prefects;
- Attend regular Department Heads meetings;
- Represent the School at Quarterly Ocean State Libraries consortium (OSL) meetings; train staff and ensure compliance with OSL policies;
- Participate fully in the life of the School; attend faculty committees, chapel services and all-school assemblies;
- Serve as a Faculty Advisor to 4-6 students;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Academics or Associate Head for School Life;
- Support the School and its leadership.
- ALA-accredited MLS with 5-7 years of experience in an academic library;
- Excellent skills in the areas of communication, organization, and analytical problem-solving;
- A strong service orientation, and the ability to multi-task with an upbeat demeanor;
- Proven ability in overseeing projects, training and managing staff;
- Proficiency in integrating educational technology into the program;
- Experience in Information Literacy instruction is strongly preferred;
- Preference will be given to candidates with college, university or independent school library experience.
- Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library systems (Sierra and/or Millennium) and LibGuides preferred.
This is an 11-month position that includes participation in the school's TIAA-CREF program, full benefits, and a competitive salary.
Please send resume, cover letter, and the name, address and telephone number of three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Relevant Information:
Library Mission Statement: The St. George's School library is a vital center of campus intellectual life. It supports St. George's academic program by providing outstanding services, resources, and facilities for research and study. The library also advances the broader educational mission of the School by awakening interest in a range of ideas, by inspiring a love of learning and scholarship, and by providing a place where all members of the school community can explore multiple curiosities about their world.
St. George's School, founded in 1896, is a nationally-known, independent coeducational college preparatory school for 365 boarding and day students in grades 9 - 12. The Nathaniel P. Hill Library houses 31,000 volumes in open stacks, a reference section of 2,500 volumes, and an audiovisual collection. The library also subscribes to print newspapers and magazines, as well as numerous electronic databases including JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library and historical newspaper archives. As a member of the Ocean State Libraries Consortium, the library also borrows and lends materials with public libraries in Rhode Island. Students are required to purchase a laptop computer, and the campus is fully wired and also provides wireless capacity. The library is staffed by two professional academic librarians and three part-time assistants, with additional support from the student Library Association and faculty proctors. The facility is open seven days and six evenings a week.