Director of Decker Library
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is seeking a Director of Decker Library.
The Director of Decker Library is responsible for all aspects of the management and planning for the Decker Library/Media Resources Collection to ensure quality library services, collection materials, and resources are provided to students, faculty, alumni, and local communities. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Services.
- Coordinate collection development with faculty and staff
- Manage departmental budgets
- Hire, supervise, and manage a library staff of 14 employees, including 8 full-time direct staff reports
- Set departmental goals
- Manage materials copyright and licensing
- Hire, supervise, and manage a library staff of 14 employees, including 8 full-time direct staff
- Evaluate new resources, subscriptions, and publications
- Plan future and continuing departmental projects, policies, and collections
- Provide for faculty and student outreach and instruction
- Act as departmental liaison on committees and workgroups
- Promote library services to the MICA community
- Regularly assess Library collections, resources, services, statistics, user evaluations, facilities and technology
- Represent MICA in local and national library and arts organizations
- Continue professional development by pursuing coursework and or attending workshops/seminars/conferences, etc. in order to remain current in the field and maintain appropriate professional standards
- Provide reporting on the state of the library and its services as required
- Perform other related duties as needed
- ALA accredited MLS, with a BA/BFA in art history or studio art, equivalent experience in an art library if no art history or studio art degree
- At least five years of experience in a senior role in library administration
- Membership in professional organizations such as ARLIS, VRA, SLA
- Experience managing library staff, collection development, budgets
- Administrative library experience in an academic setting
- General knowledge and experience in the area of art and design
- Knowledge of information resources, delivery models, vendors and software
- Ability to work productively with staff, faculty members and students
- Familiarity with copyright law and its application in an education environment
- General knowledge of practices for technical services, circulation services and reference services in an academic environment
- Successful Candidate will be required to complete a full background check
- Experience working with visual resources collections and services
- Five years professional experience in an academic art library
- Advanced subject degree in art history or studio art
Salary: negotiable and commensurate with experience; includes extensive benefits package.
A review of applications will begin immediately; job announcement will remain open until position is filled.
To be considered for this position, please apply online include a letter of interest with desired salary and your current resume.
Names with contact information for 3 professional references may be requested.
To apply online please visit: http://mica.interviewexchange.com
No phone calls.