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Director of Library

Responsible for the efficient management and direction of the library, including operations, budget, supervision and direction of library staff, compliance with federal, state, and institutional requirements, and the effective coordination of services with the rest of the college community.  Provides instruction in information literacy as needed.


Provides that instruction in information literacy is available to students, faculty and staff in formats suitable to class, group, operational, or individual needs

Ensures that reference services are available and circulation activities and other library functions are effectively performed during the hours of library operation

Responsible for ensuring the optimal functioning of the integrated automation system; ensures appropriate preservation of essential data and records

Supervises the timely and accurate processing, cataloguing and circulation of library resources

Prepares and recommends budget based on current needs and the requirements of effective operation; ensures operations are conducted within budget parameters

Selects resources for purchase and addition to the library collection, working within the collection development guidelines approved by the instructional deans; advises college staff of resources available

Plans and prepares for future growth and innovation; prepares and submits proposals for enhancement of services based on objective need analysis and use projections

Supervises library staff, coordinates activities and absences, and arranges for appropriate training and technical support; provides communication to staff regarding actions and decisions of board of trustees and administration

Responsible for ensuring adherence to applicable federal, state and college laws, requirements, policies and procedures within their area of authority

Works with college staff to determine learning resource needs; participates or makes assignment to appropriate college committees

Responsible for compilation, preservation, cataloguing, and appropriate accessibility of college archives

Ensures that required reports for federal and state agencies and for internal needs are completed accurately and in a timely manner

Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge in library science and operations; requests appropriate personal professional development

Maintains communications and membership as appropriate with professional associations

Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the dean of instruction


  • Masters degree in library science from an ALA certified program
  • Three to five years of progressively more responsible experience in an academic library, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Experience with an automated library system
  • Experience in post-secondary instruction is desirable
  • Ability to effectively supervise and direct both skilled professionals and semi-skilled assistants
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college students, clients, faculty, staff and administration
  • Oral communication and listening skills suitable to addressing the inquiries of individuals ranging from an 8th grade education or less to doctoral level or beyond

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, impact, self-reliance, work standards, technical/professional self development, teamwork, written and oral communications, delegation, performance results, negotiation, sensitivity, initiative, analysis, decisiveness, dependability, planning and organizing, persuasiveness, attention to detail, stress tolerance, judgment, commitment to the college, influence


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.