Job Vacancy Announcement
Learning Commons Director
Library and Learning Resources
Full Time or Part Time
Hiring Salary Range
$84,669 - $121,017/Annually
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary
Job Description Summary
The director is responsible for the leadership, administration, and
operation of the integrated library and tutoring labs at the main
campus and centers. The director supervises full- and part-time
staff and works with campus partners to develop, deliver, and
evaluate library and academic support services for the diverse
needs of students and other campus constituents. The director stays
abreast of 21st century academic library and tutoring trends,
student engagement, and research practices. This position interacts
with various internal partners throughout the college community, as
well as externally
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Master’s degree required in education, business, or an American
Library Association accredited program or related degree.
- Minimum of 2 years of Supervisory experience
- Minimum of 2 years in higher education
- Must also have teaching, training, or tutoring experience.
- Experience with learning management systems
- Experience in post-secondary tutoring.
- Academic library experience, preferred
- Must have the ability to multi-task and produce quality work
under designated deadlines.
- Demonstrate making effective data-informed decisions
- Knowledge of library-related technological tools
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of operations of academic libraries
- Public Speaking ability
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to be flexible and lead through change management
- Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library
and tutoring services
- Knowledge of college admissions and advising processes
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Promotes the Learning Commons’ key role in supporting and
enhancing learning and teaching.
- Develops goals and objectives which ensure overall relevance
and viability of the Learning Commons in accordance with the goals
and objectives of the college, as well as best practices.
- Responsible for outreach to internal and external
- Participates in the institutional assessment cycle as the unit
lead for the Learning Commons.
- Oversees the delivery of Learning Commons services to students,
faculty, and staff
- Ensures diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices are adhered
to for students based on data-informed decision making
- Serves on institutional committees.
- Develops and implements assessment measures aligned with
federal, state, and Middle States Commission on Higher Education (
MSCHE ) accrediting guidelines.
- Prepares and administers the budget for the Learning
- Maintains awareness of the curricular needs of the college and
provides necessary leadership for faculty and staff in the
development and maintenance of all learning resources.
- Collaborates with the Teaching Learning Center Director, as
- Maintains an awareness of and implements appropriate
technologies for all services provided by the Learning
- Oversees the recruitment and hiring of professional and
associate support staff.
- Responsible for the management of tutoring services available
to students in all delivery modes.
- Responsible for ensuring appropriate accommodations are
provided for students with disabilities.
- Maintains awareness of trends and developments in information
literacy, tutoring, and other student services through study of
professional literature and participation in campus visitation,
professional meetings, conventions, conferences, seminars, and
- Performs other duties as required
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively
communicate and interact with other employees and the public
through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally
defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel
objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and
operate various items of office-related equipment, such as but not
limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax
machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping,
and repetitive motions.
Is Background Check Required?
- Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
- A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer
of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal
information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe
campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for
applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
; you will receive an email acknowledging
receipt of your application, upon which time no further
communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the
position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a master’s degree in education, business, or an
American Library Association accredited program or related degree?
- * Do you have two years of related professional experience or a
combination of relevant higher education and experience?
- * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous
question. Do not enter 'See Resume'
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have two years of academic library experience?
- * Do you have two years supervisory experience?
- * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration
Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable
documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or
an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that
PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Will
you require sponsorship to work in the United States?
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2