Director of Library Services | Northern New Mexico College

Date: August 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Title: Director of Library Services
FLSA: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
SUMMARY: The Director of Library Services is charged with developing and promoting the vision for the Northern New Mexico College library and providing strategic leadership by leading a team of dedicated professional and support staff.
The Director of Library Services will enhance and communicate the value and role of the College’s library in a manner that maintains effective and efficient operations while supporting the College's mission with a focus on teaching and learning.
The Director coordinates all library services, oversees and evaluates personnel, and collaborates with faculty, works closely with the President, Provost, Deans, Chairs, and faculty to improve outcomes in student learning and to provide resources for teaching. The Director will provide overall leadership for the library in the context of the College's instructional programs. The Director works with the appropriate campus committees to facilitate integration of technology with the library’s functions.
• Direct all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.
• Prepare, administer, and monitor budgets for the library.
• Ensure development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
• Provide leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
• Promote student, faculty, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
• Supervise library staff and promote library staff growth and development.
• Serve on college committees and task forces to ensure continuing library support of college programs, services, and activities.
• Represent and promote the college library as a member of professional organizations and consortia at the local, state, and national levels.
• Conduct needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library acquisitions and services.
• Share knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
• Facilitate and support the College's mission including its focus on teaching and learning.
• Develop a coordinated library instruction program in collaboration with librarians, teaching faculty, and campus partners offering instructional technology and pedagogical services.
• Organize and lead training opportunities on effective teaching and student learning.
• Participate in the delivery of general reference and research consultation services, which may involve occasional evening and weekend work.
• Contribute to library operations and initiatives through leadership and participation on committees, task forces, and working groups as assigned and represent Northern New Mexico College in relevant professional and scholarly organizations.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.

• Master of Library Science or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program.
• Two (2) or more years in progressively responsible administrative positions within a higher education library.
• Five (5) or more years in progressively responsible administrative positions within a higher education library. Experience in management or supervision of library faculty, staff and facilities. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, administration, and the public

• Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
• Knowledge of interactive classroom technologies and course management software.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
• Specific knowledge of library online services and systems, cataloging, collection development, reference, information technology, and library architecture and design
• Proficiency in use of MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrable organizational and time management skills.
• Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
• Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
• Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
• Strategic planning skills.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues.
• Ability to evaluate and assess IT systems and hardware/software proposals for technical merit, cost effectiveness and business application.
• Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

• Ability to direct multi-department technical and administrative staff.
• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Skill in the utilization of organizational management principles, methods, techniques, and best practices.
• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Employee development and performance management skills.
• Ability to communicate with and understand the requirements of professional staff in area of specialty and communicate these requirements to technical staff.
• Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
• Knowledge of digital archiving and associated technologies, processes, and challenges.
• Ability to research, analyze, and conceptualize long-term information systems needs on an organizational basis.
• Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

• Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer.
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.
• Will qualify for driving state-owned institutional vehicles by completing defensive driving training.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree and preferred if applicable, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:


Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.