POSITION DESCRIPTION: LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Supervisor: Dean of the College Employment
Status: Full-time, Exempt

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

The Library Director is responsible for maintaining and growing the College’s collection as well as planning and directing all information literacy initiatives, library policies, and operations. The Library Director works collaboratively with faculty and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Collection Management

  1. Works with the Dean, faculty and various committees to develop short and long-range plans for the library collection and its physical facility to ensure resource needs are being met.
  2. Works with the Dean to develop and provide Information Literacy instruction for students, staff andfaculty.
  3. Collaborates with the Liberal Arts Area Coordinator to promote the use of the Writer’s Studio resources.
  4. Maintain strong relationships with DCAD faculty to ensure that resource needs are being met, including attending Faculty meetings when needed.
  5. Oversees all aspects of cataloging and collection management.
  6. Makes decisions as to gifts and interacts with library donors. 

Administration

  1. Maintain a student-centered learning environment through excellent customer service and innovative responses to information literacy instruction.
  2. Maintains the library website and integration of resources within the school’s Learning ManagementSystem.
  3. Oversees purchasing of equipment, software and supplies for the library.
  4. Manages the library’s serials and digital resources.
  5. Manages InterLibrary Loan.
  6. Develops and manages the library’s annual budget.
  7. Stays familiar with the College's curriculum, developments in the art and design world, and with information science and technology to ensure quality services.
  8. Selects and supervises College work study students.
  9. Maintains and analyzes statistical reports as part of the library’s assessment plan and departmental goals in support of the College’s mission.
  10. Communicates goals and needs of the library to stakeholders at DCAD.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires master’s degree in library or information science; an undergraduate degree in art or design is highly desirable. A minimum of three years of academic library experience is required, along with a strong background in art reference, technical services processing, collection management, and information technology. The ideal candidate will have experience developing innovative programs to respond to student and faculty needs, experience designing and presenting a curriculum of Information Literacy, demonstrated organizational skills, excellent customer service skills, the ability to work independently and in groups, ability to plan and implement new initiatives, and a strong commitment to the value of an arts education.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for 3 professional references to searchcommittee@dcad.edu.

ABOUT DCAD:

The Delaware College of Art and Design is located at 600 North Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Established in 1997 in a joint venture with Pratt Institute and the Corcoran, the College’s mission is to empower emerging creatives to take artistic risks and engage with inclusive and diverse communities. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized powerhouse of creativity, education, inspiration, and engagement. We offer associate degrees in five majors: Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography and, to date, have over 1000 alumni.

The College’s values statement identifies four core values: Dedication, Creativity, Accomplishment, Diversity. We value our entire community’s contributions and respect the ways that differences in culture, experience, abilities, and background enrich the college environment.

Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Vacation, personal, and sick time are also provided.

DCAD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all educational activities, admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and employment. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or other protected status is prohibited at the Delaware College of Art Design. Acts of discrimination that limit or deny access to the educational process and create a hostile environment are not consistent with Delaware College of Art and Design’s philosophy or mission. EEO/AAE

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION – LIBRARY DIRECTOR 01/26/2021 Supervisor: Dean of the College Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt PRIMARY OBJECTIVES The Library Director is responsible for maintaining and growing the College’s collection as well as planning and directing all information literacy initiatives, library policies, and operations. The Library Director works collaboratively with faculty and staff. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Collection Management 1. Works with the Dean, faculty and various committees to develop short and long-range plans for the library collection and its physical facility to ensure resource needs are being met. 2. Works with the Dean to develop and provide Information Literacy instruction for students, staff andfaculty. 3. Collaborates with the Liberal Arts Area Coordinator to promote the use of the Writer’s Studio resources. 4. Maintain strong relationships with DCAD faculty to ensure that resource needs are being met, including attending Faculty meetings when needed. 5. Oversees all aspects of cataloging and collection management. 6. Makes decisions as to gifts and interacts with library donors. Administration 1. Maintain a student-centered learning environment through excellent customer service and innovative responses to information literacy instruction. 2. Maintains the library website and integration of resources within the school’s Learning ManagementSystem. 3. Oversees purchasing of equipment, software and supplies for the library. 4. Manages the library’s serials and digital resources. 5. Manages InterLibrary Loan. 6. Develops and manages the library’s annual budget. 7. Stays familiar with the College's curriculum, developments in the art and design world, and with information science and technology to ensure quality services. 8. Selects and supervises College work study students. 9. Maintains and analyzes statistical reports as part of the library’s assessment plan and departmental goals in support of the College’s mission. 10. Communicates goals and needs of the library to stakeholders at DCAD. QUALIFICATIONS: Requires master’s degree in library or information science; an undergraduate degree in art or design is highly desirable. A minimum of three years of academic library experience is required, along with a strong background in art reference, technical services processing, collection management, and information technology. The ideal candidate will have experience developing innovative programs to respond to student and faculty needs, experience designing and presenting a curriculum of Information Literacy, demonstrated organizational skills, excellent customer service skills, the ability to work independently and in groups, ability to plan and implement new initiatives, and a strong commitment to the value of an arts education. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for 3 professional references to searchcommittee@dcad.edu. ABOUT DCAD The Delaware College of Art and Design is located at 600 North Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Established in 1997 in a joint venture with Pratt Institute and the Corcoran, the College’s mission is to empower emerging creatives to take artistic risks and engage with inclusive and diverse communities. Our vision is to become a nationally recognized powerhouse of creativity, education, inspiration, and engagement. We offer associate degrees in five majors: Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography and, to date, have over 1000 alumni. The College’s values statement identifies four core values: Dedication, Creativity, Accomplishment, Diversity. We value our entire community’s contributions and respect the ways that differences in culture, experience, abilities, and background enrich the college environment. Full-time employees enjoy a generous benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. Vacation, personal, and sick time are also provided. DCAD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all educational activities, admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and employment. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or other protected status is prohibited at the Delaware College of Art Design. Acts of discrimination that limit or deny access to the educational process and create a hostile environment are not consistent with Delaware College of Art and Design’s philosophy or mission. EEO/AAE