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Director of Library Services & Educational Technology

  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) merged its library and computing organizations to form the Library & Information Technology department in 2020. We focus on strengthening natural areas of collaboration in our efforts to provide leadership, resources and expertise that empower CCAD's diverse students to unleash their creative power to shape culture and commerce. The department cherishes and carefully maintains its highly interactive work environment, and as such anticipates hiring a Director who is committed to hard work, collegiality, and laughter as a member of a team-oriented group. In general, we seek colleagues who are naturally curious, exhibit an openness to our existing affinity for inclusion and diversity of all sorts, who possess a willingness to change, and who embrace all that is made possible through collaboration.

Summary

The Director reports to the Chief Information Officer and ensures library and educational technology activities support the mission of the college. The Director builds and sustains collaborative working relationships within and outside the library. They bear primary responsibility for Packard Library's staff, operations, collections and services; manage the library and educational technologies budgets; promote the highest possible library standards and ensure the effective coordination of services with the rest of the college community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide vision and leadership for Packard Library and educational technology in support of the college's mission and goals

Work directly with academic leadership, faculty and students, and ensure that librarians and educational technology staff are fully engaged with faculty and students by providing relevant instruction, outreach, and support in a proactive and thoughtful manner

Create and maintain an outreach program that is thoughtfully proactive, consistent, and regularly brings new and forward-thinking ideas to faculty about possible applications for technology, information resources and services in the teaching and learning process

Establish and implement strategic goals and objectives for the library and educational technology, including assessment

Supervise, train, and evaluate library and educational technology staff

Manage eResources and systems, following academic and technological trends

Prepare and manages the library and educational technology budget

Partner with faculty, academic deans and library staff in supporting the College's effort to integrate information literacy and technology fluency skills into the curriculum

Serve on the L&IT Leadership Team

Contribute to CCAD's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Approve materials for acquisition and deaccession

Monitor the organization and maintenance of materials

Set policies and procedures in accordance with library mission

Develop grant proposals individually and in collaboration with faculty and staff

Research developments in the uses of technology in education and determine
which advancements will enhance the academic mission of the College

Participate in the college community, including Academic Council and committees as requested

Maintain relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration with other institutions

TERTIARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Represent CCAD and Library & Information Technology to regional and national associations and participate actively with various consortia; attend and/or present at appropriate conferences, seminars, and workshops

Participate in the life of the College by attending campus events such as gallery openings, student exhibits, and invited speakers

Assumes other duties as directed by the Chief Information Officer

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervise full time and part time employees in the Library including:

Archivist
Cataloging and Instruction Librarian
Instruction Librarian
Instructional Designer & Technologist
L&IT Services Coordinator
Student Assistants (as needed)

This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Salary

Commensurate on experience and qualifications

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

A master's degree (or above) with five or more years' experience is required.
Experience developing and implementing a strategic plan/vision
Experience partnering with other units on collections plans and pedagogy initiatives to serve overall educational and institutional goals
A deep understanding of the ways in which technology is shaping pedagogy and information resources
A natural ability for building and leveraging consortial relationships to increase access to resources, improve efficiency of operations, and reduce costs
Potential to maximize external resources to support innovation and excellence
Experience managing financial and capital resources responsibility
A participative leadership style that promotes mentoring, collaboration and professional development for the library and educational technology team
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all aspects of the position (hiring, student engagement, library content, accessibility etc.)
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications

Experience at smaller colleges or universities who understand the dual demands of a working librarian and director
Subject knowledge in the field of art and design
Background negotiating with vendors and publishers

Employer Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

CCAD Vaccination Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at [email protected]

*CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification.

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Posted On: Mar 10, 2022 / This posting expires: May 2, 2022