Job is Expired Library Director

Fort Lewis College / Durango, CO

Job deadline Apply by February 15th, 2019   Job salary $83,000.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO invites applications for the position of Director of the John F. Reed Library. We particularly encourage all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the College’s students, campus and region to apply! Below are some quick answers to questions you may have about the position:

What does the job entail?

The next Director of the Library will join the college at a critical juncture as it lays the groundwork for the next era of growth and achievement. With the arrival of a new president in summer 2018, Fort Lewis College is developing a new vision built on “Students at the Center.” In addition to understanding the fundamental role of the library to student success, the successful candidate will possess the visionary capacity to develop initiatives that align with the mission of the College and who brings a spirit of partnership and collegiality to the governance of Reed Library and its relationships with others. We invite you to examine the official job description (https://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Director%20Job%20Description%202019.pdf).

What kind of leader are you looking for?

Reed Library is looking for an inspiring and successful professional that will recognize the unique needs of our student population and will continue to develop the Library’s resources, services and initiatives to anticipate and meet those needs. The staff at Reed Library seek a collaborative, transparent leader who will foster the growth and development of librarians and staff and is excited to work in a shared governance environment.

Who would I be leading?

Excluding the Director, Reed Library personnel consists of six librarians and six support staff who work in a collaborative, team-based environment. We enjoy our professional autonomy but are also looking for someone who can provide organizational vision and direction as well as oversight of everyday operations and guidance of personnel.

What’s unique about Fort Lewis College?

Fort Lewis College is committed to accessible and high quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds.

Where is Durango? I’ve never heard of it…

Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Description of Community

About Fort Lewis College and Durango
Fort Lewis College, a selective public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between
the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 5
Professional - 5
Library - 5

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Progressively responsible professional managerial experience, including significant supervisory experience, in an academic environment
  • Experience leading library employees in a collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with internal and external constituents
  • Demonstrated ability to provide oversight of and direct library operations, including longā€term planning, implementing initiatives and personnel administration
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding of current issues and emerging technologies in academic librarianship
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as director or as head of a significant unit of an academic library
  • Experience managing library budgets
  • Experience leading efforts to integrate or implement relevant technologies that support teaching, learning, and scholarship
  • Experience developing and directing library initiatives
  • Robust commitment to information literacy, and a strong understanding of new and developing trends in higher education
  • Teaching and reference experience at the college level

 

Application Requirements

Application Process:
Email submissions only accepted. PDF format preferred.
Please put the words “Library Director Search” in the subject line of the email.

Send a complete application packet:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. A letter of interest addressing all of the required qualifications and responsibilities
  3. A concise (one-page) statement of leadership philosophy

Send all application materials to: LibraryDirectorSearch@fortlewis.edu
Applications received by February 15, 2019 will be given full consideration.
The position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts, pass a background check, and complete the FLC application for employment.

Links

https://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Director Job Description 2019.pdf

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Required

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $83,000.00 per year

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

None

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

January 18th, 2019

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