Director of the Library

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a staff of eight (six full-time and two part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of library operations including program and policy development, collections, finance, personnel, long-range planning and facilities. As part of the Research Services team, responsible for collection development subject areas, reference coverage, and instruction. maintain and expand important partnerships with consortia and other groups for resource sharing, group purchasing and other initiatives. Provide direction for integration of relevant technologies into the services and operations of the library. Foster a culture of collaboration and service within the library, and develop engaging and innovative partnerships with other student support systems, activities, and departments across campus. Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia. Represent the College at Minuteman Membership and Director Group meetings.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: - Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references.

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