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Library Associate Director (S03137)

Montgomery College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job TitleLibrary Associate Director (S03137)

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services is accepting applications for a full-time, Associate Director of Access Services (#S03137). We are seeking a service-oriented and goal-driven team leader who exhibits a high degree of professionalism and a strong commitment to library users and community partners. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 33 position. The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Job Summary:

Under general direction, this position directs and manages the library wide operations of the Library’s Access Services division and leads all aspects of division activities for a three-campus library system. As part of the Library Management Team, the division leader develops and coordinates long term goals, objectives informed by metrics and feedback, and strategic direction with the director, other divisions and external units. This work includes but is not limited to hiring, developing and regulating division policies and procedures with team input, implementing new programs and services to optimize resource stewardship, user experience, and student success.

Collaboration and direct engagement vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as administrators, faculty, chairs, deans, external colleagues, and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving issues.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify, assess, and implement new programs and services to optimize resource stewardship, patron experience, and student success
  • Recruit, lead, coach, and mentor division team members
  • Manage division budget and resources, including student employee and supplies budgets
  • Implement standardized procedures and practices at all campus library locations for in-person and virtual services, including information services, circulation, course reserves, technology support, interlibrary loan (ILL), and intercampus loan (ICL)
  • Provide input to Collection Development Committee on important policy issues related to the management of physical collections, including large collection management projects. Works closely with the collection development librarian on weeding and new collection projects in the library.
  • Effectively manage the physical collections, stacks, and public spaces to optimize the user experience across the library. Evaluates the use of the physical collection in comparison to other student spaces in all libraries. Optimize access services for patrons
  • Coordinate collegewide planning for library facilities, aesthetics, space planning, furniture, displays, etc. for optimal patron experience
  • Ensure ongoing division engagement in general library events, participation in collegewide non-academic programming, and maintenance of displays in all libraries
  • Actively participate in College and professional service, including taking on leadership roles
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (M.L.S., M.S.L.S., M.L.I.S.) from an American Library Association-accredited institution
  • Minimum of five years of professional level experience in Access Services. Two years of supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Skilled in managing and coaching employees, fiscal management, and other resources related to the division
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of technology trends in academic libraries
  • Ability to advocate for quality library services that support student success.
  • Ability to work with and lead a diverse team, and serve an inclusive community of users
  • Ability to foster a collaborative and collegial work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work initiatives to successfully accomplish unit goals and objectives
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and decision-making
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • None

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None

Additional Job Description

Application Process:

Salary Range: $78,208 to $107,536 (annually). Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity. New hires do not typically start beyond the mid-point of the range.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Participation in a retirement plan

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing DateThursday, August 12, 2021

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: .

Two (2) weeks’ notice required to provide accommodations.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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