Director of Rose Library Services
James Madison University Libraries seeks an innovative, service-oriented leader for the position of Director of Rose Library Services. Rose Library, a stunning facility opened in 2008, is home to the science, technology, and health sciences collections.
The Director provides leadership for the planning, implementation, promotion, and assessment of Rose Library services and programs. Oversees all aspects of library services including information desk, access services, learning commons partnerships, outreach, liaison librarians, and building operations. Develops library programs targeted to support the science, technology, and health departments and collaborates with colleagues across the libraries to develop integrated, innovative library services that support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Oversees the dynamic Rose Library team including five librarians, six full-time staff, plus part-time and student staff. Serves as a liaison librarian, providing library instruction, collection management, and research services for an allied health program. The director also collaborates in the overall planning and management of the JMU Libraries and serves on the Libraries & Educational Technologies Management Council. Reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.
Required: ALA-Accredited MLS. Significant academic library experience including experience managing library services and supervising staff. Knowledge of library service best practices, current issues, and trends. Commitment to providing excellent user-centered services. Experience providing instruction, research, or liaison services. Collection development experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills. Ability to supervise, guide, and motivate staff. Ability to lead creatively and collaboratively in a dynamic environment. Academic background or experience in a science, technology, or health-related discipline preferred. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion.
We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the universityâ€™s multicultural environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views that is found within our university community.
James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university of approximately 20,000 students located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, two hours southwest of Washington, DC. The university has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top-rated public regional Masterâ€™s level university for seventeen consecutive years. The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges has named the university one of the nationâ€™s 50 best value institutions. The university places a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and offers 34 Masterâ€™s and seven doctoral degrees.
The JMU Libraries are part of the Libraries and Educational Technologies division, which has the mission of enriching our communities by building learning and information environments where people connect with ideas and with each other to discover, create, and share knowledge. The libraries include Carrier Library with collections supporting the arts, humanities, and social sciences and also housing administration and technical services; Rose Library with collections supporting science, technology, and health sciences; and the Music Library.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty position with excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on March 8 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online using JMUâ€™s JobLink system. Links to JobLink and full position description can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/www.lib.jmu.edu/employment.
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