DATE ENTERED: February 19, 2018
POSITION: Library Director - (16004.65)
LOCATION: South University, Virginia Beach, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

About this Organization
Established in 1899, South University ( is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment. The University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its 11 campuses and through online programs. The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. South University’s students are engaged in the communities in which they live and attend school. They volunteer their talents to organizations large and small, personifying a commitment to service and to their communities. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.

Job Title: Library Director
Category: Academic Affairs
Job Type: Full-Time
Company/Division: Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC -> South University
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree
Requisition Code: 16004.65
Location: South University - Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA 23452 US (Primary)
Travel Required: Light Travel 0-20%

Job Description
The Director of the Library is responsible for planning, implementation, management and evaluation of all library services, including strategic planning, budgeting, collection development and reference and instructional services. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

1. Prepare annual library operating and capital budgets.
2. Write and submit various reports to campus community as well as regional, national and programmatic accreditations as needed.
3. Collaborate with the library committee, faculty, department heads, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library collections meet user needs.
4. Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
5. Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
6. Develop, supervise and provide library services that may include circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, information literacy activities, and campus community outreach.
7. Write and update library policy and procedure documents, in close consultation with Academic Affairs and university wide library policies.
8. Oversee library technology, including procurement and maintenance of hardware, software and AV equipment.
9. Select, train, supervise and evaluate library service personnel.
10. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development.  Work collaboratively and collectively with other Directors of the Library at South University campuses. Other Duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:   Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations; Assistant Vice-Chancellor, University Libraries.

SUPERVISES:  Library Personnel

INTERACTS WITH:  Executive Committee, librarians, faculty, students, staff

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
a)  Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
b)  At least 7 to 10 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
c)  Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
d)  Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
e)  Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

a)  Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
b)  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
c)  Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
d)  Superior organizational skills

a)  Work effectively as either a leader or team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
b)  Ability to develop and coordinate collection processes.
c)  Budget development.
d)  Selection and training.

Work Environment & Notice
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
DCEH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
DCEH is a Veteran Friendly Employer.

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