Director, Library and Learning Center


Posting Number: 0601056-C Position Type: Management/Exempt Special Notes to Applicants:

This position is open until filled, however for full consideration please apply by December 21, 2020.

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts within 30 days of hire date.

Position Title: Director, Library and Learning Center Division/Department: Library Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

The director oversees two departments, the Library and the Learning Center, providing leadership through the supervision of full- and part-time staff and working with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and supplemental instruction. The director develops and implements assessment measures and long-term planning in line with college priorities and accreditation guidelines.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Training: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science, Adult Education, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field of study.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the operation of libraries and/or academic support centers, including the supervision of student workers and professional staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
● All aspects of library operations, including consortial borrowing and acquisitions.
● Best practices in remote learning support.
● Library, information, and educational ethics.
● Intellectual property and the economics of publishing, including the value of OER, open access, and open source systems; a commitment to leveraging fair use and open licensing (including OER and open source software) to lower costs and increase equitable access.
● Assessment practices for library and academic support services.
● Understanding and commitment to best practices in Adult Learning and Supplemental Instruction.

Skill in:
● Proposal and grant writing and administration.
● Data analysis to analyze trends in student use, assessment of program review goals, and project evaluation.
● Working respectfully and effectively with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.
● Leading, motivating, and supporting teams of people to work collaboratively.

Able to:
● Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
● Ability to communicate effectively about complex college systems.
● Manage budgets responsibly and efficiently.
● Demonstrate dedication to upholding LBCC’s Statement in Solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ( BIPOC ) and LBCC Values.
● Demonstrate a commitment to social justice, pluralism, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the success of a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in a library field is preferred.

Proficiency working with diverse populations is preferred.

Library management experience in an academic library is preferred.

Leadership experience in Learning Assistance is preferred.

Proficiency in a language in addition to English is preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Requires the ability to use electronic communications and computational systems.

Work is performed in a normal office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Less than 25% of the employee’s time is spent working on a computer. Position requires frequent travel for meetings, etc., and may occasionally work early or late hours and weekends. Frequent interruptions and distractions are expected. Position has considerable pressure and periodic stress due to a variety of timelines and deadlines.

Essential Duties:

Plans organizes, maintains, and manages the processes and operations of the Library, including circulation, interlibrary loan, student computer support, technical services, library technology, and reserves. Manages the activities of the Library (e.g. planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating projects and services impacting Library operations). Collaborates with faculty librarians on planning library instruction and collection management.

Manages academic support programs in the Learning Center, such as classroom-based embedded tutoring, supplemental instruction in math, writing, the sciences, collaborative learning environments, and academic coaching. Collaborates with other departments such as the Center for Accessibility Resources ( CFAR ) and Learning Innovations Center to operate efficiently and effectively.

Promotes campus textbook affordability and OER initiatives in collaboration with the OER and Textbook Affordability Librarian, Center for Accessibility Resources, and other campus support units.

Supervises Library and Learning Center full- and part-time staff and supports them as necessary. In collaboration with the lead staff and department chair, hires, evaluates, trains, and disciplines staff as necessary. Trains and directs the work of part-time faculty as appropriate. Ensures compliance with workload thresholds.

Develops, implements, and monitors program budgets, ensuring compliance with applicable fiscal restraints; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; prioritizes and approves expenditures. Manages the execution of contracts and negotiates contracts with large vendors as needed.

Develops or identifies professional development opportunities for staff and faculty in the Library and Learning Center.

Aligns Library and Learning Center operations with the college’s strategic plan and accreditation measures; participates in retention and student success efforts such as Guided Pathways.

Coordinates promotion of programs and services to prospective and current students. Prepares and delivers presentations regarding academic support and Library services and programs; facilitates meetings on program services and issues.

Hears and resolves student or patron complaints or concerns regarding Library or Learning Center services.

Leads long-range planning for Library and Learning Center services, working in collaboration with management and the Library and Learning Center faculty and staff.

Collects and analyzes a variety of complex data and information used for assessment, process improvement, and program evaluation. Performs statistical analysis and summarizes findings in applicable reports, surveys, and other communication mediums. Responsible for regular reporting, including: ACRL, IPEDS, NWCCU accreditation.

Collaborates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, task forces, and/or other related groups to seamlessly integrate Library and Learning Center services with larger campus initiatives.

Maintains professional currency in Learning Center and Library operations through continued professional development and service on statewide committees. Participate in professional organizations such as the CRLA and the National College Learning Center Association.

Represents the Library and Learning Center in the Linn Libraries Consortium, Oregon Community College Library Association, CRLA, Oregon Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, and other groups as needed.

Coordinates security and facilities maintenance for the Learning Center and Library.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Cover Letter

3) Academic Transcript(if needed to meet required qualifications)

Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies which perform this service.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: 03/29/2021 Full-time or Part-time Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Fiscal Year (Contracted with Benefits) Number of hours/week: 40 Posting Date: 11/13/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Salary Grade 126 Salary/Rate

Salary range is $73,881-$103,640 for a 248-day annual contract plus comprehensive benefits. LBCC is committed to the principles of Pay Equity. Starting salary placement is dependent upon experience.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
    • Lebanon Express Newspaper
    • Oregonian Newspaper
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Online
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
    • Other Online Website (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  2. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please write 300-500 words on the following prompt: This position will oversee the Library and the Learning Center at LBCC. Both areas are committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes the college's values and the President's statement in Solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Please tell us how you would lead these areas toward improving the inclusiveness of our services and spaces, and the cultural fluency of our employees.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. CV-Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Response to Supplemental Question
  4. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4