Assistant Director of Library Services/Electronic Services Librarian (Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

Assistant Director of Library Services/Electronic Services Librarian

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Assistant Director of Library Services/Electronic Services Librarian will be a member of the College faculty and report to the Director of Library Services. The Assistant Director will contribute to the development and management of library services, in a collegial and team-oriented departmental culture, with special emphasis on electronic resources and new modes of delivering library resources. This individual will offer leadership consistent with a vision of traditional library values realized through innovated services and technologies, will work collaboratively to empower staff, and will be willing to serve as a team leader as well as a team member.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library or information science (or equivalent graduate degree) from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive library management experience with budget and supervisory responsibilities in an academic or large public library is required. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in managing components of integrated library systems and electronic resources is required. Knowledge of cataloging and user needs in an electronic environment, including OCLC Connexion and metadata standards (e.g., MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, Content DM), knowledge of web page development and trends in library technologies, social media and web applications is required. Experience in managing multiple computers and/or computer lab is required. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal is required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and supportively in a flexible and participative environment is required. Demonstrated commitment to user-centered services is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Millennium ILS (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) is preferred. Demonstrated leadership in professional library and/or information technology organizations and associations preferred.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education to be compensated on the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education Salary Schedule D1.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Shelton State Community College employment announcements and applications are available at and by contacting the Human Resources Office at 205.391.2272 or Application materials must be mailed or hand delivered. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. The submission of all required application materials to the Human Resource Office by the application deadline is the sole responsibility of the applicant. No previous application files will be transferred for consideration of this position. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U. S. at the time of appointment and must travel at their own expense.

The deadline for submitting all application materials is April 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Incomplete or late application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview.

A completed application packet consists of:

A letter of application explaining how the applicant meets the required, and if applicable, the preferred qualifications.

A signed SSCC employment application

A current resume

Copies of all relevant postsecondary transcripts (Transcript copies must show the identification of the institution, the identification of the applicant, and verify that the applicant has received the minimum degree requirements as stated in the “Required Qualifications” section. The person chosen to fill the position is required to furnish official transcripts prior to the start of employment.)

Three professional letters of reference describing the applicant’s skills, abilities, and work experience relevant to this position

A written synopsis containing 300 words that clearly articulates your philosophy of the library’s place within the community college.

SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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