Director of Vann Library
Academic and Career Development
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Dean of Student Academic Support
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Academic Support, the Director of the Vann Library establishes and directs the vision, leadership, strategic planning and oversight of resources, services, and programs for library services in support of academic programs, faculty teaching, staff development, and student learning.
This position also manages and coordinates collection development, acquisitions, electronic resources, and improving accessibility and end user experience in online environments. This is a non-ranked faculty position.
Leadership of the Vann Library (40%)
Provides leadership and supervision of Library Services across all USF locations, fostering a student-centered learning environment through collections, resources, and physical and online spaces.
Provides vision and direction for Library Services through the creation of a cohesive strategic plan in support of the University’s mission and strategic initiatives.
Researches, develops, and administers the Vann Library budget.
Builds partnerships both within the University and externally to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency.
Serves as the University’s representative for state, regional and national consortia boards including but not limited to Private Academic Libraries of Indiana (PALNI), Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS).
Compiles statistical data and reports in support of accreditation activities and participates in site visits as needed.
Manages and coordinates planning and implementation to enhance operational efficiency for collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, archives and preservation, data management, and improving accessibility and the end user experience in online environments.
Cultivates an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration with a focus on providing excellent customer service for both internal and external users.
Oversees the Library’s Materials and Electronic Resources budgets.
Coordinates library and departmental order requests for materials in a variety of formats.
Maintains the integrity of the collection by monitoring for duplication; facilitates communication with departments to maintain spending within budgeted amounts; initiates policy changes.
Ensures that all requests are handled in the most economical way taking into consideration time constraints, shipping costs and vendor discounts.
Manages the day-to-day tracking of vendor accounts through the posting and payment of invoices as materials are received and the handling of any incomplete or cancelled orders through the library’s ILS system.
Coordinates with vendors, including getting quotes, setting up trials.
Coordinates activities for the analysis of content collections for adequacy, currency, usable formats, and accessibility.
Regularly maintains statistics and prepares reports to meet internal information needs and the requirements of external agencies and accrediting bodies.
Oversees the Library’s Cataloging/OCLC budget.
Manages all aspects of the daily cataloging and processing activities and maintains accurate records and holdings by providing cataloging for all materials.
Maintains collection development standards across the library collection.
Reviews and implements new workflows as technologies change.
Reviews cataloging policies and procedures and implements improvement.
Collection Development (10%)
Collaborates with librarians/liaisons on collection development policies and processes for all formats of resources.
Responsible for the ongoing assessment of collections and their use.
Assesses and coordinates potential donations to the library in conjunction with University Advancement.
Systems Support/Configuration (10%)
Oversees the Library’s Equipment budget.
Configures and administers the ILS including configuring settings in the discovery system and the knowledgebase, managing user access rights, coordinating knowledgebase customizations for electronic and print resources, managing data uploads, and trouble-shooting system.
Serves as the database administrator for the integrated library system.
Oversees the delivery of electronic resources and troubleshoots access problems.
Oversees the procurement and management of electronic resources and collects and analyzes usage data to assist in selection and deselection of resources.
Coordinates with University Technology Services (UTS) for the support of Library Services and networked resources via Help Desk tickets and regular communications.
Performs other duties as required.
University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University’s mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy, and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.
Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer, and reflection.
Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.
Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.
Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.
Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”
Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.
Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.
Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.
Master’s degree in library or information Science (MLS, MLIS, or MIS) from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
A minimum 5-7 years of professional librarian and managerial experience with progressive responsibilities with a college or university library.
Demonstrated ability to manage a large budget and effective stewardship of resources.
Knowledge and Skills
In-depth knowledge of Library Services operations and procedures.
Ability to manage multiple complex projects and activities.
Experience with and ability to manage integrated library systems and metadata in academic libraries as well as the relationship among components including Acquisitions/Serials, Cataloging, Circulation, WebOPAC, Report Generation and System Administration.
Experience with collection development functions such as content selection, collection evaluation and management, product trials, and shopping, purchasing, and licensing resources.
Knowledge of Copyright Law and Fair Use guidelines as they apply to academic institutions.
Knowledge of ADA requirements and accessibility standards for content and systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and trends in library services, information technology, and information literacy. Ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new strategies to support changing student needs.
Experience in meeting the diverse needs of stakeholders while maintaining a student-centered focus.
Strong collaborative and communication skills.
Demonstrated understanding of program and service trends that support academic success.