Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor - Belton, TX
Faculty Responsibilities: Librarians are members of the UMHB faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees/working groups and maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, as well as service to the university and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: The Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources provides leadership for the Townsend Memorial Library. Within the university’s polices and parameters, specific duties will include:
- Develop short- and long-range plans for the library, consistent with the vision, mission, and goals of the university.
- Provide visionary leadership to achieve the library’s strategic goals.
- Provide effective library faculty/staff leadership, supervision and professional development.
- Maintain close contact with the deans of the Colleges and Schools by attending faculty meetings as needed, and assessing future needs.
- As requested, consult in planning processes to add new academic programs and courses in order to plan for, and provide necessary support.
- Develop and implement new initiatives, services, and apply emerging technologies to foster learning and research.
- Develop policies, in consultation with deans, directors, professional librarians, administration, and faculty concerning the development and provision of library resources and services.
- Supervise well-organized procedures for the selection, acquisition and cataloging of physical and online collections, books, periodicals and other library materials to support the university curricula.
- Prepare the annual library budget for the Provost via the usual channels, and authorize the expenditure of budgeted library funds.
- An MLIS or MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
- A minimum of five (5) years full time collegiate-level library leadership experience, including faculty/staff supervision, is required.
- Demonstrated effective teaching experience or experience creating and delivering presentations/workshops to groups of 20+ people.
- Expertise in information literacy standards and current industry trends with the ability to create engaging presentations, workshops and online materials for use by students, faculty and staff.
- Membership in relevant professional library organizations is expected.
- Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
- Must be an active and committed Christian.
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