The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager.
The individual serves as the campus copyright resource person and liaison to general counsel in matters of library copyright compliance. The incumbent leads the libraries’ Assessment Committee and assessment activities. This includes oversight and, working in collaboration with library administrators and managers, coordination of library statistical data collection across all library departments that informs standard library and institutional surveys.
This person provides significant support for the libraries’ research and instruction services, serving as a liaison to academic departments, providing reference and research consultation services and teaching library information literacy instruction sessions. The department head supports the University Librarian in vetting new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans.
It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: patron focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to inclusion.
- Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
- Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
- Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.
- At least five years post-graduate school experience in library public services
- Two years of direct supervision of support and/or professional staff.
- Experience with one or more aspects of borrowing services, e.g. circulation, reserves, resource sharing, ASRS and stacks maintenance.
- Knowledge of and experience with copyright law in the academic setting.
- Experience with library statistical standards, data, tools and assessment
- Experience providing reference services
- Experience with classroom instruction or training
- Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
- Experience with liaison work in academic libraries
- Evidence of managing multiple projects or priorities
- Experience working in an academic library.
Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html.
Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9340. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Candidates should address in their letter of application how they meet the required qualifications. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.
Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.
Review of application materials will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply