Under the general direction and oversight of the Library Director, the Assistant Director assists the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing a balanced program of library services for the students, faculty, and administration of Union County College. Assist the Director of Libraries in maintaining and developing the Libraries as a resource for student success.
Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities Coordinate staffing and scheduling for all campuses Supervises Circulation staff and assists the Head of Acquisitions and Head of Technical Services and Systems with the supervision of the Acquisitions and Technical staff Assist Director with the coordination of projects for the Librarians Assists with the development and coordination of library events and activities Develops and oversees circulation policies, procedures, and operations Develops and updates collection and service policy statements, as needed Assists Director in preparation of Library reports Assists Director with requisitions and the annual budget for the libraries Oversees hiring process and training for support staff Participates in Library reference and instruction programs Assists in developing Library website, social media presence, and online instructional resource availability within CANVAS or other LMS. Performs Interlibrary Loan (ILL) duties Acts as liaison to the academic divisions Coordinates Library signage, printing, and publications Liaises with Public Safety to resolve security incidents and maintain safety of library environment Communicates with Facilities regarding maintenance and physical plant issues Serves on college committees and attends Library and related meetings Perform additional duties as assigned Serves on behalf of the Director of Libraries when the Director is not available
Education Requirements MLS degree from ALA-accredited program required.
Experience 2 years of professional experience in an academic library or library setting and/or a combination of equivalent experience preferred. Professional experience in library administration, collection development, acquisitions, serials, and circulation/ILL (two or more of the above preferred). Experience in library reference and/or instruction Experience in webpage design or Libguides development preferred. Knowledge of and experience with integrated library automation systems. Ability to use library technology effectively for public access, library instruction, and technical processing. Extensive knowledge of library automated acquisitions systems.
Competencies and Skills Required • Ability to maintain records and prepare comprehensive reports on library operation, programs offered and other related issues.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Supervisory experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Desire to serve the patron base.
• Commitment to affirmative action and to working with a diverse staff and user community.
Physical Demands and Work Environment • This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Some travel required
Additional Information Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services.
Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.
Terms of Employment Full Time. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Position will require working weekends and evenings. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Mandatory overtime is required throughout the year, especially at peak times. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.
About this company
As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.
UCC is focused on ensuring that our programs and facilities are equipped to prepare students for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century. All four UCC campuses boast advanced data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. All credit students are offered their own college e-mail accounts through which they can communicate with UCC's outstanding faculty, fellow students, and the vast world of knowledge and information available through the World Wide Web. Distance learning opportunities, such as courses by videotape, are increasing with each semester.
Even more important, UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
For those wishing to pursue a bachelors degree, the economics of spending the first two years at Union County College coupled with the dual admissions and transfer /articulation agreements that the College has in place, can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities. These include a five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa, an award-winning student newspaper, a modern fitness center, and a range of athletic programs. In 1998, the UCC Owls and Lady Owls were the first teams from one college to become the Men's and Women's Garden State Athletic Conference Basketball Champions in the same year.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College can be your . . . access to the 21st century!
Location/Region: Cranford, NJ