Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College seeks an enthusiastic and creative Director of ABAC Libraries. The Director is responsible for administering a broad range of academic library functions, while planning for the future of the ABAC Libraries. The successful candidate will be located on the ABAC Tifton campus and oversee the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Baldwin Library in Tifton as well as assisting with services at the ABAC Bainbridge Library. The Director of the ABAC Libraries is a faculty position that reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director is responsible for supervising other librarians and paraprofessional staff and providing leadership for two libraries.
The Director is also responsible for supervising library student assistants or delegating this responsibility. The Director ensures the proper execution of all library functions including, but not limited to personnel management, maintaining the physical library, acquisitions, budgeting, circulation, reference, library instruction, statistical reporting, outreach, and website/social media. The Director is responsible for creating, maintaining, and executing policies and procedures that adhere to the highest standards of professional librarianship, while using current best practices.
The Director is expected to participate in professional development activities and conferences to stay abreast of current library trends to plan for the future of the ABAC Libraries. The Director works collaboratively within a statewide library consortium to advocate, provide, and promote library services to/for ABAC students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. The Director is an active member of ABAC’s faculty and is expected to promote library services, serve on College committees, and participate in the greater College community. The Director will work towards continuous improvement and evaluation of ABAC Library Services.
This is a twelve-month position, non-tenure track. Degree obtained from an ALA accredited MLS or MLIS program. Previous library supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a library, library department or library program(s). Effective verbal and written communication skills. Excellent customer service skills.
Previous library supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a college or university. Expertise using academic library databases and integrated library systems (ALMA/Primo). Previous experience managing library budgets. Experience providing academic reference/research assistance. Experience in research. Possess a doctoral degree (ED.D. or Ph.D.). Experience with collection development in a college setting. Evidence of knowledge of current academic library best practices and trends.
Please submit cover letter, CV, and your Philosophy of Librarianship.