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SUNY Oneonta – Library Director

Job Description – Library Director
The James M. Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time, twelve-month management/confidential position, reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Duties include but not limited to: providing dynamic and innovative leadership in all library operations including developing programs, services, and collections; overseeing facilities, space utilization, and construction projects in the library; ensuring excellence in linking library information resources and information technology; and planning and assessment of library programs. The Director plans for and responds to the teaching, learning, and research needs of the college community with an understanding of the academic environment and trends in higher education; sets the library’s fiscal priorities and direction, consistent with the College mission; fosters a collaborative approach to managing the library and its personnel; supports the professional development of library staff; and participates in fundraising, grant writing, and developing donor relations to benefit the library.

Earned graduate degree in Librarianship or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent credential); five years of library administration experience; experience in managing budgets; proven strong communication skills: written, verbal, and interpersonal.

Earned doctorate or second Master’s degree; demonstrable experience in effective leadership in the management of library staff; experience in an academic administrative role; experience working with and serving diverse populations; proven success in developing and implementing creative library innovations; experience working collaboratively.
Please upload a cover letter, your curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, a one-page statement on the value of the library to the academic community, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

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