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Library Deputy Director

Employer
Simmons University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 25, 2023

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Library Deputy Director

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R09609

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

JOB SUMMARY

This position coordinates Curriculum & Research (C&R) services, supervises C&R staff, and participates in direct service provision. This position assists the Director in planning and executing the day-to-day operations of the library; defining vision and developing strategic plans; helping to organize, develop, enhance, and assess services, resources, programs and personnel. This individual participates on library committees/projects and makes recommendations on policies, operations, and the library budget. Along with the Library Director, this position provides leadership to the library staff and promotes an inclusive and respectful workplace. The Deputy Director manages the library in the absence of the Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Curriculum & Research
  • Lead the Curriculum & Research team in the provision and assessment of research and instruction services and collection development work through the lens of inclusive excellence
  • Mentor and supervise the Curriculum & Research Library Fellow
  • Oversee and engage in the development of research and instruction services in support of undergraduate and graduate programs, online and on ground.
  • Liaise with faculty to build and maintain research and instruction services and collections which meet the needs of the academic program and support diversity equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Model and foster a strong customer service attitude across the staff
  • Proactively promote awareness and use of the library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community


Library Administration
  • Assist the Director in prioritizing, facilitating, coordinating and assessing daily programs, policies and procedures of the library
  • Assist the Director in library personnel management including hiring, training, developing and reviewing staff
  • Assist Library Director and department heads with project planning and management
  • Manage systematic assessment processes for all library services and resources to assist in data informed decision making
  • Prepare data for submission to IPEDs and ACRL surveys
  • Coordinate the preparation and compilation of library reports
  • Work across the library to develop internal and external communication strategies to promote the library
  • Supervise direct reports: Curriculum & Research Librarians (3) and Curriculum & Research Library Fellow (1)



OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide budget support and analysis to the Director as requested
  • Other duties as assigned.


Professional Development and Service
  • Participate as appropriate on University-wide committees and library standing committees and workgroups
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations
  • Contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations, and taking leadership roles in professional organizations


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science
  • Five to seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience, Two or more years of supervisory experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in an academic library preferred
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and programming


COMPETENCIES
  • Strategic planning: implement and assessing the library mission, vision and values
  • Communication (Written, Verbal, Presentation)
  • Commitment to Inclusive Excellence and Social Justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with students, faculty and colleagues
  • Experience implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in libraries


WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • This is a full time, 40 hours a week position with hybrid eligibility up to 2 days remote
  • Typical environment is an office setting with moderate noise.
  • Physical activities required are finger dexterity necessary to operate equipment used in the position, talking, seeing and hearing. Walking, sitting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling and minimal unassisted lifting (up to 20 pounds) associated with the job duties is required.
  • Occasional weekends, or evening hours may be required


Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


Salary Grade
S09

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Library-Deputy-Director_R09609

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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