Monterey Peninsula College: Director of Library Services.

Monterey Peninsula College

Position: Director of Library Services

Starting Date: July 1, 2008.

Deadline: Applications requested by February 25, 2008.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Position Definition
Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, the Director of Library Services is responsible for managing all Library programs and services to meet the information requirements of the students and staff of Monterey Peninsula College. The Director of Library Services provides leadership in planning, developing, and overseeing all aspects of library services, including development of policies and procedures. The academic work year will consist of 225.5 days in a fiscal year, starting July 1st and will include a director's stipend.

An important element of this position is to maintain and promote the visibility of the Library and its services through effective relationships with the faculty, administration, students, staff, and the community.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for long- and short-term planning and setting priorities
  • Promote the library as a center for collaborative learning and as the focal point for information competency across the curriculum
  • Administer, manage, and lead all aspects of the library program such as Instruction, including curriculum, scheduling, and instructional development
  • Reference service
  • Collection assessment and development, including selection and evaluation of materials, inventory, special collections, and archives
  • Interlibrary loans and resource sharing
  • Electronic systems and services
  • Personnel management including hiring and evaluation of library faculty and staff
  • Community and campus programs
  • Plan and implement the college's information competency goals
  • Develop and manage the Library budget and other fiscal resources
  • Plan for technological systems and resources with appropriate District offices
  • Represent the library on local, regional and state committees including, but not limited to, the Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System (MOBAC), the Community College League (CCL), and the Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE)
  • Serve on campus committees including, but not limited to, the Library Advisory Committee and the Arts and Lecture committee
  • Foster collaborative partnerships within and outside MPC
  • Engage in fund-raising and donor activities
  • Direct and coordinate facility operations and maintenance for the Library Technology Center building with appropriate District offices
  • Schedule, train, supervise, and oversee with appropriate District offices
  • Develop and prepare reports including, but not limited to, Program Review, Action Plans, Accreditation, and Budget Analysis and Statistics

 

As a fulltime faculty member of the Library the successful candidate will also

  • Participate as a team member with faculty librarians to foster a collaborative work environment
  • Develop curriculum and participate in course approval and program review processes
  • Engage in activities that enhance the Library's rapport with area schools and businesses
  • Participate in faculty recruitment
  • Hold required office hours and attend Library staff meetings
  • Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities
  • Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within the Library and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the Library and college
  • Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means
  • Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the main MPC campus, the Educational Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations

 

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in Library Science, Library Information Studies OR
California Community College credential (valid for life) in Library Science OR
The equivalent.
To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in Library Science through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to a master's degree for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an equivalency to Minimum Qualification Request Form from the Human Resources Department and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications AND
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests

Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully perform the duties listed above
  • Knowledge of and commitment to community college education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Studies from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
  • At least five years of fulltime increasingly responsible experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mediated instruction and emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of best practices in library management and information technologies

 

Application Deadline
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources office by 5:00 pm, February 25, 2008. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, e-mailed, or sent via facsimile. Faxes and e-mails must be followed by original documents as soon as possible. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Anticipated Starting Compensation
Starting between $65,153 and $87,729 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,782 or a multiple masters' stipend of $1,973 is added when appropriate. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers' Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available. Child care is available at the College at a reduced rate on a space-available basis.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
Completed District Application including the Diversity Statement
Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor's degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant's expense
Supplemental Application - Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application
Supplemental essays (limited to one page each) on the following topics:
Your understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education.
Drawing from your experience, discuss your ability to perform complex administrative functions, e.g. strategic planning, monitoring and projecting spending and budgetary needs, working with diverse staff, administrators, faculty, students, and external communities.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the selection committee.

Application forms may be obtained from www.mpc.edu or from the Human Resources Department by calling (831) 645-1341.

Send all application materials to:

Kathleen Clark
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
FAX: (831) 646-3012
E-mail: Kclark@mpc.edu

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

The Monterey Peninsula
The Monterey Peninsula lies approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco where Monterey Bay and sheltering hills produce a gentle climate year round. Residents and visitors enjoy the scenic natural environment and a variety of small, distinctive communities: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach. MPC faculty and students also benefit from close proximity to the Defense Language Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Monterey Institute for International Studies, and the California State University Monterey Bay. Consequently, the peninsula's population is both ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan.

MPC was founded in 1947 and annually enrolls approximately 8,500 fulltime equivalent students. In addition to the main campus in Monterey, MPC operates the Educational Center at Marina and the Public Safety Training Center at Seaside. Accreditation reports single out MPC's faculty for their commitment and excellence. Staff and faculty take pride in the college's friendly, student-oriented atmosphere and its comprehensive curriculum. MPC is in the process of a multi-million dollar facility modernization project funded by our community. It is recognized as a cultural center for the entire Peninsula and offers a new Library and Technology Center to its students and community.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.