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FLCC – Director of Library Learning Resources

Director of Library Learning Resources
Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: Library
Locations: Canandaigua, NY
Posted: Jun 29, ’13
Type: Full-time
Ref. No.: 123455

About Finger Lakes Community College: Finger Lakes Community College, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region in Canandaigua, New York, was established in 1965 and opened in 1967. Set on a 250-acre park-like campus, the College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and boasts a variety of unique features. Finger Lakes Community College is a supportive, learning-centered environment that empowers our students, provides enriching life experiences, and enhances the quality of life throughout our community.

Job Description: The Director has the overall responsibility for strategic leadership and development, administrative supervision and operations of the Charles J. Meder Library. The Director will have a strong philosophy of customer service, and a drive for innovation. The Director will be expected to establish effective communication with the total college community.

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the administration, faculty, students and others in the college community.
  • Prepare and administer the annual budget for the library.
  • Assume overall responsibility for recruitment, development, supervision and evaluation of all library staff.
  • Formulate short and long range goals and objectives for the library.
  • Assume responsibility for all library operations.
  • Work closely with Department Chairs and faculty to assure that the curricular needs of the college are met.
  • Formulate and administer all library policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the Institutional Computing staff to facilitate the coordination of all automated and networked information activities.
  • Prepare reports and other information for national, state and local agencies relative to library service.
  • Manage the allocation of space within the library to most effectively serve students, faculty and staff.
  • Work with the College’s Grant Office to secure appropriate grant funding.
  • Cover the reference desk on a modified basis.
  • Serve as a member of the staff of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Assessment. Attend regular staff meetings.
  • Represent the college at appropriate local, state and national professional meetings.
  • Establish and provide leadership to a library advisory committee with regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Keep abreast of trends in academic libraries, educational technologies, and how the library role is changing.
  • Manage a collection of learning resources that meet the evolving needs of the students, faculty, staff and programs at the College. Provide a balance of the collection with both print and digital resources to meet users’ needs.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Assessment.

Educational Background: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited Program required.

Experience: A minimum of three years of academic library administrative and supervisory experience required. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Experience using existing and emerging technology to provide and enhance library information services required.

Additional Information: For full consideration apply by July 26, 2013. Address online cover letter and resume to Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources.

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