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We are in search of a communicative, collaborative, inclusive, and innovative leader to expand the vision, direction, and success established at the West Community Library and the William D. Law Learning Center at our St. Pete/Gibbs campus.
As part of the college-wide Learning Resources leadership team, the Associate Director of Learning Resources not only will lead the academic library and tutoring staff, services, and programs but also manage cooperatively, with the City of St. Petersburg, the service areas and resources of the library shared with the community.
The ideal candidate for this position should demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for creating a lifecycle of learning for students, faculty, and community patrons within busy library and tutoring environments and should possess proven experience in:
- Leading, assessing, and innovating daily on-site and online operations within academic libraries and tutoring centers
- Managing shared spaces and developing programming and partnerships within a joint-use facility, especially creating connections between the College and the conjoined public library
- Directing, scheduling, and coaching a large and diverse library and tutoring staff of about 50 part-time and full-time employees
- Leading, promoting, participating in, and assessing information literacy education programs geared toward a wide range of undergraduate students
- Providing continued and successful outreach to faculty and academic administrators, deeply connecting library and tutoring personnel and services with the classroom
- Connecting and collaborating with various college and community partners and stakeholders, such as fellow Learning Resources leaders, the Provost’s Office, Accessibility Services, Student Life and Leadership, and the City of St. Petersburg
- Representing Learning Resources and the College by participating in ongoing and ad-hoc committees and initiatives
- Exploring and implementing innovations within library and tutoring services, including adoption of new and emerging technological and pedagogical trends
Typical Essential Duties
- Develops library and learning center services and facilities to meet the changing and continuous needs of students, faculty, and staff;
- Budgets, plans, implements, directs, and evaluates services, programs, resources, material collections, and personnel within libraries, learning centers, and computer labs;
- Facilitates staff, faculty, and student input into the planning and development of library and learning center resources and services;
- Evaluates library processes, procedures, policies, resources and services to determine value, efficiency, and effectiveness;
- Hires, leads, trains, schedules, and collaborates with department personnel to ensure implementation of best practices.
- Maintains quality and satisfaction with public services, equipment and technologies, and learning spaces and designs. Mitigates related grievances.
- Builds, directs, and schedules targeted instructional and outreach programs to promote Learning Resources across the campus;
- Forms and sustains strategic partnerships with faculty and administrators to integrate Learning Resources programming and materials into the curriculum and culture of the campus.
- Integrates college initiatives into the mission and services of campus Learning Resources, especially commitments to retention, completion, and overall academic success.
- Monitors and advocates for personnel and program budgets.
- Tracks, evaluates, and reports statistics of facility and service usage.
- Creates and implements policies and procedures for libraries and learning centers.
- Reporting to Learning Resources Director, serves as member of college-wide library and learning resources management team;
- Communicates with the Learning Resources Director and faculty regarding program policies, procedures, and personnel matters;
- Assists the Learning Resources Director regarding budget matters, strategic planning and organizational visioning;
- Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates and manages the work performance of faculty and staff under his/her supervision in accordance with college rules, policies and procedures;
- Controls equipment/materials utilized within the program;
- Serves as active member of campus leadership team;
- Interacts with external industries, businesses, and professional groups on behalf of the college.
This is the third of three levels in the Academic Program series. The classification is responsible for performing professional and/or program management duties in academic related specialties in a single department or function. Incumbents will manage the daily activities, develop plans to approach projects, implement solutions, and perform professional level work in assigned area. Incumbents are responsible for supervising employees or student workers, and developing and monitoring a budget.
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