The Director of Library Services is a full-time, benefit-eligible position reporting to the Dean of the Faculty/Academic Vice President. This role is an Administrative Faculty position responsible and accountable for the overall operations and leadership of the Otto F. Linn Library and its staff. The principal activities of this position are divided among administrative, functional, oversight and cross-training, and professional/scholarly areas.
- Oversees the ongoing operations of the Library, including personnel management, fiscal management, facilities management, and online systems
- Participates in plans for the Library as well as broader planning activities of the College
- Advocates for the Library on campus and for the Library and the College beyond campus
- Manages personnel, including providing leadership to three regular employees and student workers in covering all library functions. This role assumes primary responsibility, in consultation with the CAO, for hiring and firing staff; works with Human Resources in disciplinary or corrective steps; and seeks to encourage staff with positive feedback and reinforcement.
- Facilitates creation of job descriptions and follows through with evaluations: identifies training needs and develops proposals to meet such needs; schedules staff to ensure essential services are covered daily
- Designs agendas for meeting regularly with staff as a group or with individual staff members
- Plans, implements, and monitors the Library’s budget
- Allocates materials budget across disciplines and communicates allocation to departments
- Projects and monitors work-study and ISE student allocations
- Works with VP for Academic Affairs, Business office, and other campus personnel to provide effective and efficient accounting
- Prepares regular reports as needed
- Works with the Director of Facilities to maintain the physical Library building, evaluate space needs and uses, and plans for modifications to existing facility and expansion possibilities
- Facilitates the availability of the online resources for the College and works with Information Services and the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortia
- Oversees media collection and support of media resources to the campus community
- Oversees planning for library services, collections, personnel, online systems, facilities, and budget, in consultation with the Library staff and the College’s administration, faculty, staff and students. Develops, implements, monitors, and revises plans for the Library
- Creates, reviews, monitors, modifies, and enforces Library polices.
- Participates in Faculty Meetings, Academic Council, Curriculum Committee and other committees or projects as necessary
- Collaborates with the Office of Advancement in seeking external support for library programs and buildings
- Operates as one of four regular staff members in the Library
- Participates in most functional areas of the Library
- Has familiarity with the operations of all activities
- Has familiarity with standards and policies involved in these practices
- Monitors and oversees all aspects of collections development and the curricula of the College
- Understands policies and procedures regarding use of vendors, products and services,
- Maintains awareness of current trends in library services
- Possesses strengths in communication, negotiation, attention to detail, decision-making, prioritization, record keeping, and analytical thought
- Collaborates with faculty and other library staff on information literacy while managing the library’s collection and provides support for information literacy in courses
- Assists patrons at any time in person, on the phone, or by email
- Facilitates cross-training of staff
- Participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortia and in local, regional, and national library organizations
- Attends library conferences, workshops and seminars
- Develops and maintains contacts with librarians in the interest of cooperation and collaboration
- Reviews and reads library literature and keeps abreast of library and information technology trends
- Shares relevant information with Library staff, administration, faculty, and students
- Is present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor
- Contributes to the support and implementation of the College Strategic Plan
- Participates in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities
- Adheres to College policies and procedures
- Demonstrates commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement
- Exhibits commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities
- Performs other dutie as assigned Employment Standards:
Warner Pacific College is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepared changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific College community.
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific College. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The College environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific College campuses.
Commitment to Diversity:
Warner Pacific College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific College operates in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and applicable state and local laws. These laws, as amended, include, but are not limited to, prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable nondiscrimination law. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
Warner Pacific College offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees – medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and personal time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings. Please refer to the web-site for details at http://www.warnerpacific.edu/about-wp/human-resources.
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Select the specific job posting, then click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
- Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references