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Director of Library Services

The College of Saint Rose
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling over 3,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year, transfer and graduate students in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences.

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

In 2020, the College proudly celebrated its Centennial. Our students, alumni and employees treasure the century of impact Saint Rose has made on the world. Consider becoming an employee who believes in the promise the next 100 years holds for this special institution.

Job Description:

Do you see libraries as a place for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a safe haven for inquisitiveness and a place for academic inspiration? The College of Saint Rose seeks a dynamic, student-centered leader to provide leadership, planning, management and supervision of library services, collections and activities for the Neil Hellman Library and the Curriculum Library. The successful candidate will have a strong vision of access for all and a creative outlook on serving a student population that is socially, culturally and economically diverse. Grow along with us as you collaborate with faculty, staff and students to guide our library into the future.


  1. Responsible for all aspects of library administration including long term planning, personnel selection, budget development and control, community and public relations, and facilities management for both libraries.
  2. Provide vision, leadership and support to the Libraries' efforts to promote student success, multicultural engagement and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the library and the College.
  3. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Curriculum Library in supporting the School of Education faculty as well as in addressing Curriculum Library staffing.
  4. Oversee collection development, reference, instruction, access services, technical services, archives, longtime program review, reporting, and external accreditation preparation for both libraries.
  5. Develop and maintain contact with vendors, networks, consortia and other cooperative ventures to improve delivery of services and resources to students and faculty.
  6. Lead planning and perform oversight on Library assessment activities.
  7. Collaborate with the leaders of the College's academic and student services to leverage strengths and expand opportunities to address student needs.
  8. Lead efforts to promote the libraries to students, faculty, and administrators.
  9. Manage Library employees with a commitment to diversity, teamwork and service excellence.
  10. Serve on various campus committees and acts as the libraries' liaison to senior college administrators.
  11. Lead and coordinate the development and maintenance of the library's online presence.
  12. Mentor new librarians and serve in the role of dean/department chair in matters related to library faculty.
  13. Chair the Library Committee.



  1. Master's degree in Library Science (MLS or equivalent) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program
  2. At least five (5) years of academic library experience with increasing responsibility, including experience managing a library or a library department.
  3. Experience successfully collaborating with diverse groups of people.
  4. Demonstrated successful budgeting and fiscal management.
  5. Demonstrated service orientation and proven ability to promote libraries' role in the teaching/learning process.
  6. Demonstrated evidence of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of library services, collections, workplace culture, and campus engagement.
  7. Experience managing employees with a commitment to diversity, teamwork and service excellence.


  1. Experience working in a liberal arts college library
  2. Knowledge of librarians' roles in instruction, both online and in-person
  3. Experience negotiating with vendors and suppliers
  4. Experience with information technologies and automated library systems, and knowledge of emerging standards and practices
  5. Experience in obtaining and administering grants

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, full-year position.

In addition to salary, compensation includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and dependents, a 403b based retirement plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at: The College of Saint Rose Job Posting: Director of Library Services ( and open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account today!!


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