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Research & Teaching Assoc Dir @ Montgomery College

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Topic: Research & Teaching Assoc Dir @ Montgomery College
Posted By: tannerwray
Subject: Research & Teaching Assoc Dir @ Montgomery College
Date Posted: 14/Jun/2018 at 4:08pm
Deadline for receipt of applications is July 6, 2018

Montgomery College has an immediate need for a full-time Library Associate Director (Research and Teaching Associate Director), S13004/P000248, in the Library. The incumbent will have a primary office in Rockville, and will regularly work from the Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Germantown campuses. This is a non-bargaining, exempt position, Grade 33. The work schedule is 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.

The Montgomery College Library is moving from a principally campus-based organization, to a functional structure. The new structure will align the library with the College's strategic directions, particularly efforts to increase student success, and will facilitate common student and common employee experiences. This position will provide leadership to one of four new divisions. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability.

The Research and Teaching Associate Director directs and manages the college wide operations of the research and teaching division. Supports all aspects and methods of division activities for a three campus library system. As part of the management team, coordinates long term goals, objectives, and strategic directions with the director, other divisions and external units. Enhances and standardizes policies and procedures. Identifies and implements new programs and services to optimize resource stewardship, patron experience, and student success. The research and teaching division will define and execute the Academic Area Liaison (i.e., embedded librarian) Program, in support of Academic Master Plan initiatives to increase student success. Librarians will serve as liaisons to the College's academic departments, focusing on embedded classroom support (in person and virtual), information literacy, instruction, and in-depth reference and research assistance. Teams of librarians will be dedicated to STEM, health and communications, humanities, business and social sciences, and applied technologies and Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WD&CE). Lead librarians will coordinate discipline-based teams across campuses, providing a deep focus on academic programming to tailor services based on areas of study, an emphasis on forming partnerships with faculty and creating dynamic learning tools in support of the curriculum, collection building to support departmental needs, and coordinating areas, such as copyright and Open Educational Resources (OERs). The division maintains 300 research, course, and faculty guides and tutorials and responds to over 4,000 reference and research questions annually. The division assures that MC students have appropriate information literacy skills through online embedding of information literacy content and systems, and overseeing the library instruction program which responds to 400 requests annually and reaches nearly 8,000 students.

The division will work closely with deans, chairs and program coordinators to build relationships between faculty and librarians and to understand departmental needs, attitudes and internal operations. The division works with other library units to provide research help to users at their time of need, on messaging and marketing approaches, and deployment of new services. Librarians in the division communicate what faculty and curriculum needs are to the collection development librarian. The division has four lead librarians and nine additional librarian employees.

Job Description
Duties include but are not limited to:
•     Directs and manages, and coordinates long term goals and strategic directions of the college wide operations of the research and teaching division
•     Supervises four lead librarians and nine additional librarians
•     Oversees lead librarians and librarian teams to coordinate approaches across the College
•     Oversees research and teaching assessment planning
•     Manages library embedded support services initiatives (in person and virtual)
•     Implements standardized college wide procedures and practices for in-person and virtual services
•     Assures maintenance of 300 research, course and faculty guides
•     With other divisions, oversees college wide service level expectations and training of employees to assure quality standardized service provision
•     Supports and leads division librarians to offer instruction and research services
•     Provides in-person and virtual service to library users
•     Coordinates virtual embedded support services with library divisions and relevant College units
•     Coordinates with technology and user experience associate director to acquire and create effective tutorials and training videos and create intuitive online research and learning assistance
•     Manages student employee and supplies budgets of approximately $20,000 and assists in developing annual library budget
•     Actively participates in College and professional service, including taking on leadership roles

Required Qualifications:
•     Masters in Library Science (M.L.S., M.S.L.S., M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution
•     Five years of library research and teaching professional level experience, preferably in an academic setting
•     Two years of supervisory experience
•     Thorough knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, policies, procedures and best practices related to at least three of the research and teaching areas: embedding library services into LMS environments, academic area liaison services, library instruction, and reference and research services
•     Skill in use in and knowledge of configuration of research and teaching-related systems: discovery services, Blackboard LMS, tutorial modules, Springshare products, and other research and teaching services
•     Knowledge of web-content creation, information services and higher education software such as Camtasia, Wikis, SoftChalk
•     Familiarity with open educational resources (OER)
•     Familiarity with collection development and management, including collection assessment, and implementation of new collections programs
•     Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, team management, leadership, interpersonal, coaching and team building skills
•     Ability to work with and supervise diverse employees and work with a diverse set of student and employee constituencies
•     Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Library research and teaching professional level experience in an academic setting
•     Experience supervising librarians in an academic library
•     Skill in managing a budget in excess of $20,000
•     Knowledge of database infrastructure of research and teaching-related systems
•     Knowledge of social media tools

Additional Job Description
Application Process:
•     Apply online at
•     Online applications must be received by July 6, 2018
•     For consideration, you must:
1.     Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
2.     Submit a cover letter describing how your experience and background matches this position.
3.     List three professional references

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
•     Successful completion of a background check.
•     Participation in a retirement plan.
Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

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