Director of Learning Resources

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Company Name: 
Greenville Technical College
Location: 
Greenville, SC
Job Description: 

In this challenging role, the Director of Learning Resources (139207 Assistant Academic Program Director) will support the Learning Resources department at Greenville Technical College. Duties may include any or all of the following:

  • LEADERSHIP & STAFF SUPPORT. Set clear strategic direction for Learning Resources and lead employees to plan, implement, and assess initiatives. Ensure that daily operations are effectively managed while moving the department forward. Hire, orient, and schedule employees in accordance with state, college, and departmental policies. Help employees perform job duties and grow professionally.

  • RESOURCES & ACCESS. Oversee development of library and academic software collections and influence statewide collection development efforts so that informational and instructional resources are current, accessible, supportive of teaching and learning, relevant to community college programs and courses, and responsive to students and other stakeholders.

  • INSTRUCTION. Applying innovative problem-solving and proven best practices, guarantee that students and other stakeholders have opportunities to develop standards-based information literacy, digital literacy, and financial literacy skills. Work with other academic departments to integrate library instruction into courses and to provide regular learning opportunities outside of class.

  • SERVICES. Maintain and enforce departmental policies and procedures to ensure that services are delivered effectively and in compliance with laws and college policies. Preserve academic integrity as well as the accuracy and privacy of patron information and borrowing records. As Copyright Officer, provide guidance to stakeholders with copyright concerns; this will include providing individual guidance, resources, training sessions, and policy revisions.

  • FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT. Develop funding requests to support operations, personnel, resources, professional development, travel, technology, and capital projects. Ensure that spending does not exceed budget allocations and that transactions comply with laws and procedures. Also, pursue supplemental support for special projects.

  • FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE. Plan for technologies that allow for both innovative and traditional forms of information management and delivery. As opportunities arise, manage capital upgrades to provide a variety of learning needs. Maintain labs, libraries, and study areas that meet learning needs. Ensure that meeting facilities are well-maintained and used in accordance with college policies and procedures.

  • COLLABORATION, PROMOTIONS & OUTREACH. Communicate with other groups to highlight Learning Resources services, resources, and facilities. Support employees to develop promotions, programs, and activities that engage students and other stakeholders. Ensure the department is recognized within the college as well as in the media and amongst prospective students. Maintain a broad understanding of trends in higher education, libraries, student computing, and technology and also of how the College and its units operate. Develop strong relationships across the college to coordinate student success initiatives, and refer students and other stakeholders to partners who can best assist them. Serve on teams and committees that relate to Learning Resources as well as the larger institution. Align with external partners seeking to advance the local community through information, literacy, and technology. Actively engage with peer groups, consortia, professional associations, and accrediting organizations.

  • ADDITIONAL DUTIES as assigned.

Anticipated Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience within state guidelines

Hours:

40/week

Campus:

Barton Campus

Qualifications: 

Master's degree in related discipline, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of leadership experience in a community college
  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Broad understanding of library services, student computing, technology, college operations, copyright, and trends in higher education
  • Ability to lead and supervise employees at multiple sites and to work and communicate effectively with students and other stakeholders
  • Organizational, critical thinking, problem solving, and technology skills to manage work such as communication, scheduling, reporting, and data analysis

Greenville Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply (EOE/AA/M/F/D/V) It is the policy of Greenville Technical College, in accordance with applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote people throughout all college levels, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Greenville Technical College is a tobacco-free institution.

How to Apply: 

Application deadline: November 17, 2017. To learn more and apply, visit http://gvltec.edu/employment.