Director of Library and Learning Commons

Bristol Community College

Taunton, MA

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$70,000.00 to $75,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Taunton, MA


Not Specified



Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

POSITION TITLE:  Director of Library and Learning Commons

DEPARTMENT:  Library and Learning Commons, Academic Affairs

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Library and Learning Commons

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Library and Learning Commons staff located in Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton locations.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of Library and Learning Commons will collaborate with the Associate Dean to provide leadership and direction for the Bristol Library and Learning Commons, as well as assist in the overall administration and day-to-day operation of the Bristol Library and Learning Commons in the Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton locations.


  • Assist the Associate Dean in developing, establishing, implementing, and reviewing policies for providing Library and Learning Commons services at the Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton locations and online learning environments.
  • Hire, supervise, develop, and lead assigned Library and Learning Commons staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
  • Support Library and Learning Commons staff to provide effective tutoring and writing support services, according to the standards of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
  • Promote the Library and Learning Commons at all campus locations.
  • Promote faculty involvement with the Library and Learning Commons services and curriculum.
  • Assist the Associate Dean in developing, establishing, implementing, and reviewing policies for the selection and acquisition of materials to support the educational and informational needs of students, faculty, and academic programs, as well as administrative and support staff.
  • Work with Information Technology leadership to provide the Library and Learning Commons with appropriate computer technology, connectivity, and capacity to meet the needs of students and faculty.
  • Assist in developing and administering annual operating budget of Library and Learning Commons.
  • Facilitate staff meetings and serve on college committees/councils as required.
  • Assist in developing long-range plans, cost projections, space and staffing needs for the delivery of Library and Learning Commons services.
  • Maintain statistics and prepare reports.
  • Represent management in union-related concerns, including grievances.
  • Develop, propose, and administer grants related to the provision of Library and Learning Commons services.
  • Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Info & Requirements


  • Minimum of Master's degree in Library Science.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in an academic leadership role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
  • Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a union environment.
  • Proficiency with database software, such as Tutortrac.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
  • Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

The Community

Join the Bristol community for work and life!

Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our Benefits website.

HR Info

TO APPLY:  Please complete our online application via this link.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

Posted Mar 27, 2020