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Assistant Head, Education Library

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POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTPOSITION: Assistant Head, Education LibraryRANK: Assistant University Librarian REPORTS TO: Head, Education LibrarySALARY: Minimum Salary $46,417. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials.REQUISITION #: 0905279 DEADLINE DATE: April 28, 2014 - review of applications will begin on April 8, 2014Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.JOB SUMMARYThe Assistant Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of the library’s programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. Leadership and guidance for staff and student assistants are key functions of the position in addition to planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative services to meet the evolving information needs of the University’s faculty, staff, and students. These services include instruction, web-based resources and special projects such as collection reviews, as well as working closely with faculty in the College of Education and related disciplines in developing and managing the collections and facility to support research and instruction.The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assistant Head for the Education Library will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Assistant Head will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.RESPONSIBILITIES• Works with the Head Education Librarian to define goals; establish objectives and priorities; and develop, implement, and evaluate plans, policies, and procedures that support the library’s services and programs.• Assists in managing the Education Library public services programs, collections, some technical service functions, and facilities. • Administers the Education Library in the absence of the branch Head Librarian.• Directly supervises one Library Associate III, and provides leadership and guidance for other staff and student assistants.• Responsible for education reference and instruction programs and participates in them by providing reference service, training individuals and groups in information retrieval and use, and creating handouts and web pages that support direct assistance as well as independent learning.• Plans and coordinates the effective use of the library facilities for staff, services, resources, and equipment. Coordinates efforts with appropriate library and college offices. • Manages the Education Library’s SMART Boards program, including the development and delivery of instruction using SMART Technologies hardware and software.• Keeps abreast of new technologies and demonstrates skill in using them to enhance library services.• Selects and manages specified collections for Education and related disciplines.• Recommends and monitors specified budget allocations for assigned programs to ensure judicious expenditure according to priorities throughout the year.• Maintains active liaison relationship with departments served. Informs Education Library clientele about relevant library issues. • Selects library resources in all formats in support of program needs from such vehicles as gifts, approval plans, and dealer catalogs.• Provides essential reference tools for research in subject of interest to program constituents.• Makes decisions or recommendations on cataloging, location, preservation, maintenance, and retention of library resources.• Provides guides and other aids, in a variety of formats, to enhance effective understanding and use of collections and services. • Contributes to the library, university, and the profession through substantive involvement in such activities as committee work, research, publishing, and participation in professional organizations.• Assists with development activities of the library and academic departments to enhance services and resources through gifts and grants.• Participates in planning, policy formation, and departmental decision-making relating services, collections, and new technologies.QUALIFICATIONSRequired:• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent• Two years post-MLS academic library experience• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively lead a team• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public• Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skill.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment• Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services• Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://library.ufl.edu/cdh )Preferred:• Experience or expertise in the development and delivery of instruction using SMART Technologies hardware and software• Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work• Supervisory experience in a branch or departmental library• Relevant experience and/or expertise in the field of Education• Experience with the use of social media for dynamic library service delivery• Academic library background in collection development and management, public services, and/or technical services• Experience or expertise in delivering services to distance studentsTHE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAThe University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIESThe libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries; six are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The libraries hold over 5,800,000 print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 630,000 e-books, 121,016 full-text electronic journals, 889 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 766,000 maps and images. The libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery Collections. The Smathers Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), and LYRASIS. The library staff consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf. THE EDUCATION LIBRARY Together with the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, the Education Library is an integral part of the Departmental Libraries within the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.Embedded within the college it serves, the Education Library is located within Norman Hall on the East edge of the UF main campus. Its staff and collections support 32 academic degree programs in the College of Education which is organized into 3 schools: School of Teaching & Learning (STL), School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS), and School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE). Significant collections include the Children's Book Collection, the K-12 Textbook Collection, the ERIC Documents Microfiche and several other microfiche collections and a video collection. The collection consists of more than 145,000 monographic volumes, approximately 600 journal subscriptions both print and electronic, and more than 585,000 microfiche. Two SMART Board systems are available for use, one in a group study room for currently enrolled students and the other in a classroom for instruction by UF faculty and staff. COMMUNITYGainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 240,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2007, Gainesville was ranked as the “Best Place to Live and Work” by Frommer’s Cities Ranked and Rated and as one of the “Best Places to Live and Play” by N

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