Santa Fe College (SF) was recently recognized as the top-rated community college in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester.
The L.W. Tyree Library of Santa Fe College seeks a visionary, experienced Director to lead the library upon the retirement of the incumbent in Fall 2017. The Tyree Library is the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) national award winner for Excellence in Academic Libraries chosen “for its innovation and passion for distance instruction, financial literacy, and community…evidenced within their model information literacy initiative…and commitment to delivering on campus programming”. The Tyree Library serves all members of the College community, supports all disciplines and is a key player in student success.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills as evidenced by professional accomplishments heading a library. The new leader will articulate a clear and vibrant vision, provide strategic and innovative direction, foster professional development of all levels of staff, manage with sound fiscal oversight, build upon collaborative relationships through the college and with peers, and exhibit commitment to the library profession. The successful candidate will have evidence of a collaborative leadership style and continue the creative, productive and functional team culture of the current Library. The Director has the overall responsibility for the conception, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all Library Services.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Reports to: Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
Required: Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School with a minimum of five years of experience as a Library Director or a comparable senior level academic administrator such as an Associate Dean is required. A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: Academic administrative experience is preferred, as is experience working in a state education system or a consortia. Knowledge of librarians’ roles in instruction, both online and in-person is preferred. Experience with implementing or rolling out a new Integrated Library System; experience or knowledge of user-experience design; experience mentoring, strong facilitation skills, experience negotiating with vendors and suppliers; and experience administering grants are all preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must also possess demonstrated experience managing all levels of library staff (librarian, clerical and student) and evidence of professional development initiatives for staff. The Director must have experience managing an organization’s budget and administering multiple departments. Must have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy and academic research. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging information technologies for innovative and traditional information dissemination. Experience and knowledge of publishing, copyright and open access initiatives. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, time management, presentation and communication skills. Experience with engaging library staff in developing user-centered services, as well as experience in creating collaborative partnerships across an organization. The Director must have the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with faculty, students and community members. This position must work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a SF Employment Application, a letter of intent which describes your interest in working as the Director, Library at Santa Fe College and explains the strengths you can bring to this position, an up-to-date resume, three (3) letters of recommendation, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.
Letter of Intent, Letters of Recommendation, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts