Director of Library

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Sep 19, 2022
Full time Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description



Position Requisition Information


Job Title Director of Library
Department Library
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Administrative
Position Grade A3
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule
40 Hours Flexible schedule to meet department needs
Bargaining Unit Eligibility No
Work Week 40 Hours
Work Week-Other Information  
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Position Information for Posting


Position Introduction
McHenry County College seeks a Library Director to build and lead a culture which embraces the library as a central campus hub for academic learning, community building, and student success.  The Director should be familiar with the challenges and barriers that community college students face in college and develop resources and services to help students in their path to post-secondary education completion.  
Position Summary
Provide direction and overall leadership for the Library with the goal of ensuring that its services, resources, and facilities remain responsive and relevant for the campus community. The Director should be familiar with the challenges and barriers that community college students face in college and develop resources and services to help students overcome the obstacles in their path to post-secondary education completion.
Reports to Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Supervise, evaluate, and support faculty, staff, and student employees in accordance with union contracts and College policies. This involves hiring, training, motivating, and managing so the team performs at the highest level possible
- Build and lead a culture which embraces the Library as a central campus hub for academic learning, community building, and student success
- Coordinate outreach and programming efforts to help students develop research, critical analysis, and information literacy skills
- Partner with faculty and academic administration to facilitate and support faculty teaching activities and use of open educational resources and other instructional materials
- Advocate for the needs of the Library to support its mission and the mission of the College
- Develop and manage the fiscal responsibilities for Library operations, including budget preparation and administration, grant request preparation and administration, purchase orders, approval of expenditures, and report reconciliation
- Analyze data and assess Library services/activities to implement changes for continued improvement
- Review, develop, implement, and evaluate guidelines and procedures in collaboration with Library personnel
- Keep up to date with knowledge of appropriate community college level library resources and services
- Provide circulation and reference assistance to students, employees, and community as needed
- Lead library promotion and marketing efforts
- Design effective workflows that meet immediate and long-term goals
- Support and facilitate professional development opportunities for Library personnel
- Facilitate communication within the Library and the greater College community
- Provide leadership in the exploration and adoption of innovations in Library services and technologies
- Keep abreast of changing guidelines and legislation affecting Library services
- Work to maintain a clean, inviting, safe, updated, and accessible Library facility
- Represent the Library internally and externally on committees and within consortia and organizations
- Prepare and complete reports required by the College, state, and federal authorities
- Serve as the MCC Copyright Officer
- Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish Library functions and responsibilities
- Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Required Education Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications
- Five years of academic library experience
- Demonstrated history of progressively more responsible leadership in a library setting
- Extensive knowledge and experience with contemporary library practices and trends, including emerging technologies
- Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills necessary to collaborate and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
Desired Qualifications
- Three years' supervisory experience in an academic library
- Master's degree from American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program
- Bilingual communication skills
- Community college experience
Skills and Specifications
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with ILS migration, project management, and library renovation projects
- Understanding of and demonstrated experience with data-driven decision making for developing and refining processes and services
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, staff, students, and the community
- Ability to make verbal and written presentations
- Understanding of the higher education process and ability to work with other areas of the College
- Ability to deal both with the strategic direction big picture and with detailed day-to-day operations
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment, sensitivity to change, and responsiveness to evolving goals, priorities, and needs
- Ability to work independently yet with a strong team orientation to develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization
- Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and the MCC Behaviors of Excellence
- Commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals
- Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
- Full-time and part-time faculty and staff in the Library
Location Main Campus

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