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Director of Library Services - Simpson University - Redding, CA


The Director of Library Services, as the chief administrative officer of the library and member of the faculty, provides vision and leadership in integrating new information technologies and expanding the library’s role in the university community; oversees all library operations; and, represents the university at meetings of professional library organizations. Administrative faculty responsibilities continue through twelve months each year.
  1. Serves as the chief administrative officer of the library
  2. Participates in faculty meetings and serves on faculty committees as appointed by the Provost
  3. Serves as a member of the Learning Resources Committee, Traditional Undergraduate Academic Council, Provost’s Council, President’s Council, and the Adult Studies Council
  4. Oversees the development and application of policies governing the use, preservation and circulation of library collections
  5. Recruits, leads, develops and evaluates a staff of professional librarians, paraprofessional employees and student employees
  6. Promotes appropriate technologies in providing library services to faculty, students and staff that help foster a learning environment
  7. Promotes information literacy and life-long learning through an effective library instructional program
  8. Works closely with the faculty to identify and provide the library services and resources necessary to support the university curriculum and faculty research
  9. Creates and maintains a means of communication with faculty and students to keep them abreast of changes and new developments in the library
  10. Prepares and manages the library’s budget
  11. Oversees collection development and the periodic review and revision of collection development policies
  12. Prepares periodic library reports for administrators and committees of the university, government agencies and professional associations
  13. Monitors the library’s compliance with the standards of the Association of College and Research Libraries and the university’s accrediting agencies
  14. Builds relationships with other libraries, networks and consortia for the common good



  1. An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library and information science
  2. Five years of professional experience in academic librarianship
  3. Three years management/supervisory experience
  4. Understanding of and experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  5. Knowledge of electronic resources employed by libraries
  6. Aptitude with productivity software
  7. Experience with electronic resource licensing including utilization of consortium agreements and direct connections with vendors
  8. Experience with assessment efforts and accreditation guidelines specific to libraries
  9. The ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff and administration
  10. A strong commitment to the university’s mission

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A second graduate degree either in administration or in a subject area of importance to the university curriculum
  2. Experience with the OCLC WorldShare ILS
  3. Experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office
  4. Experience with library content management systems (LibGuides preferred), integrated institutional database applications (Colleague preferred) and learning management systems

General Expectations:

  1. Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
  2. Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
  3. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
  4. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
  5. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
  6. Supervise employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures
  7. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor


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