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Director Of Library Services

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applicants are required to apply via our website at: jobs.pvamu.edu on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site. The required documents listed on the job posting are required to be attached to the application. No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed. References will need to be indicated on the application and a resume may not be substituted. All previously mentioned actions must be taken for full consideration of your application. To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Position Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Min Salary or Wage 69701
Mid Salary or Wage 94190
Required Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program  

Required Experience

7+ years of senior administrative skills and demonstrated experience in the area of Library Science.  

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Required Certification(s)/Licensure(s)

N/A

Department Information

Department Name Office of Academic Affairs
Department Location Alvin I. Thomas Bldg., Suite 212 (John B. Coleman Library)

Position Information

Posting Title Director Of Library Services
Preferred Education

Master’s in Library or Information Science required (doctorate preferred); additional graduate degree in an academic discipline is desirable.

Preferred Experience Requirements

Minimum five years’ experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in an academic library.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated expertise with information technology and library systems; Commitment to higher education at the undergraduate and graduate level;
Service orientation and strong interpersonal and communication skills;
Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of significant accomplishments and a demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to leadership. Successful candidates will embrace innovative use of technology in the teaching, applied research and service mission of the University;
Effective management and leadership skills in either the public or private sector, and strong interpersonal skills in working effectively with colleagues, mentoring staff, and resolving personnel issues are preferred. Exceptional management, communication, and fundraising skills are required. A commitment to collaborative and data-driven decision-making with a demonstrated record of working effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students and external constituencies is required. An understanding of and appreciation for the diverse mission and constituencies of Prairie View A&M University are preferred.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

NA

Budget

Budget Information

Employment Type

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00549JP
Posting Summary

Prairie View A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Libraries. The University seeks a dynamic, energetic leader who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, transformative leadership and an overall commitment to educational excellence. The Director leads the John B. Coleman Library in its mission to meet the needs of the University, articulates a strategic vision, and serves as advocate for the Library within the University and the larger community. The Director reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. As the chief administrative officer for the Library, the Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight as well as management of fiscal resources.

The Director is responsible for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic, instructional and information needs of faculty, students and staff. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, consulting with College faculty to determine library resources and service needs of academic programs and departments; collaborating with College administrators to determine budget and personnel requirements and coordinating library practices and procedures with College policies; consulting with the Executive Director of Academic Technology to determine technology needs and resources and to provide support for information management and delivery; partnering with Physical Plant Department to coordinate maintenance of and modifications to the Library building; developing programs and policies in support of the academic program overall and in key areas such as information literacy, student and faculty research, and technology as well as assess quality and effectiveness of the programs; developing and administering the Library’s annual operating budget; managing the Library’s physical collections; representing the College at national and regional conferences; participating in leadership positions in appropriate professional associations; acting as an advocate for the libraries and its faculty and staff; fostering professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the University Libraries; enforcing policies and regulations adopted by the State of Texas, Texas A&M University System, and Prairie View A&M University; facilitating the continuing transformation of the University Libraries into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with university units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community; creating an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity with an understanding of innovative and traditional methods of innovation and dissemination.

Posting Type OPEN TO ALL APPLICANTS
Number of Vacancies
Open Date 11/21/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

All applicants are required to apply via our website at: jobs.pvamu.edu on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site.
The required documents listed on the job posting are required to be attached to the application. No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed. References will need to be indicated on the application and a resume may not be substituted. All previously mentioned actions must be taken for full consideration of your application. To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted.
Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Special Requirements

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and its member institutions are now part of a standardized Pay Plan effective December 1, 2016. All job postings with a title that is not a part of the new TAMUS standardized pay plan will be matched to an appropriate title under the TAMUS standardized pay plan. Upon hire, the successful candidate will be notified of the title change.

Background Check Required Yes
Posting Text Approved by Research Compliance

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree or above in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How much experience do you have in the area of Library Science?
    • None
    • Less than 7 years
    • 7 years
    • 7+ years
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * Please indicate the media/advertising location where you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents