Assistant Director 2, Content Services (Salt Lake Community College, Utah)

Salt Lake City
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Created: April 22, 2015


Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Content Services provides leadership, vision and support for the Content Services Division including supervising full-time and part-time staff. This position oversees and coordinates collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, digital resources, emerging technologies and educational initiatives, archives and preservation, data management, and improving accessibility and the end user experience in online environments including the website.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Collection Development: Oversee the development of collections in all formats including print, media, electronic, digitized, archival materials, open education resources (OER), etc. Chair Collection Development team and run meetings. Explore and utilize the most recent purchasing and licensing models such as Patron Driven Acquisition. Coordinate with vendors, including getting quotes, setting up trials, and handling licensing. Oversee the analysis of collections for adequacy, currency, usable formats, and accessibility. Participate on the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) Collection Development team for the purpose of planning, purchasing and sharing resources. Manage the Acquisitions budget to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources. Coordinate with Library Liaisons to acquire and provide access to requested and appropriate resources.

Emerging Technology & Education Initiatives: Provide vision, leadership and support for the discovery, promotion, and utilization of emerging technologies in order to enhance accessibility and support education initiatives. Collaborate across the library, college and community to develop and carry out education initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OER), Universal Accessibility, digitization projects, streaming media, integration with the Learning Management System, and improving the website. Oversee the utilization of new media to provide on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device; and the use of interactive user feedback and creative participation in order to enhance the end-user experience in online environments. Oversee the maintenance of the library website in terms of content and accessibility.

Data Collection and Analysis: Analyze, manage, and utilize data related to collections, physical and electronic product usage, and online access in order to maintain and improve collections and to meet the goals of the College. Gather requested and required data and report to the proper internal and external agencies including College departments, the National Center for Education Statistics (IPEDS) and accrediting bodies. Participate in the planning, executing, analyzing and using of user surveys to ensure the adequacy of resources and accessibility.

Oversee Operations: Oversee the operation of the Content Services Division of Library Services. Provide vision and direction for the function and purpose of the division. Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff, including hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring, facilitating professional development and taking disciplinary action when necessary.

Other duties: Assist the Director of Library Services as needed. Manage Library Services in the Director’s absence. Participate on various college committees and task forces as assigned. Participate with library administration to ensure the overall effectiveness of library operations including development of library goals and policy, staff development and budgeting. Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (from an ALA accredited institution).

Three (3) to five (5) years of direct, paid, full-time experience of which three (3) must be supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) or more years of experience in an academic library.

Demonstrated experience working with educational technology.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to manage a large budget
  • Experience with automated Library systems (ALS/ILS) such as SirsiDynix Symphony
  • Experience with collection development functions such as content selection, collection evaluation and management, product trials, purchasing and licensing
  • Knowledge of cataloging and metadata creation
  • Experience in the evaluation, adoption and integration of emerging technologies and services
  • Knowledge of digital content management and repository systems such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, Islandora and Equella
  • Ability to analyze information and collections and report findings
  • Ability to work in a data driven environment
  • Ability to collect, analyze, use and report data
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators and the community
  • Ability to manage contracts and licensing agreements
  • Knowledge of Copyright Law and Fair Use guidelines as they apply to academic institutions
  • Knowledge of ADA requirements and accessibility standards for content and systems
  • Familiarity with website design and technology
  • Ability to study and improve end user experience with library content and services
  • Ability to seek out, study and introduce new library and instructional technologies
  • Familiarity with Open Education Resources
  • Experience with online education and Learning Management Systems
  • Experience with student information systems such as Banner
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and activities
  • Effective organizational, management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

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