ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES – SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS
FULL-TIME (37.5 Hours/Week), EXEMPT
JOB # 2135
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, fine arts, visual and critical studies and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.
California College of the Arts Libraries seeks an accomplished forward-thinking, technologically savvy art and design librarian to serve as its Associate Director of Libraries. This librarian will be responsible for the operation of Simpson Library and the provision of library services and resources for the San Francisco campus community. To support current and future library services, the successful candidate will bring a high level of experience, interest, and aptitude with library technologies. The Associate Director of Libraries will be expected to play an active role in policy and planning for both campus libraries and assumes the role of head librarian in the absence of the library director.
REPORTS TO: Director of Libraries
Management and Administration
• Manage library staff to ensure the successful operation of Simpson Library and its auxiliary collections such as the New Materials Library and Small Press Traffic Archive
• Work with faculty and staff to develop short and long range plans for library services and collections on both campuses
• Compile and analyze data for assessment of library resources and services
• Assist with the development of policies and procedures, development of annual budget, space planning, and stewardship for the art library of the future
• Serve as the technology lead for the libraries
• Partner with the library director, library staff, and IT on planning and decisions involving the library's systems and website
• Perform or supervise administration and development of current and future library systems and technologies
• Manage user-related aspects of commercial databases, e.g. interface customization, authentication, use statistics
• Provide reference and instructional services
• Facilitate resource sharing
• Responsible for collection development in area of subject expertise
• Plan and implement plan for growth or reduction of the physical collections
• Monitor quality of access to library resources, such as spot-checking cataloging
• May perform original cataloging or enhance cataloging for local needs
• Additional duties as required
MLS or equivalent. 1) A record of increasingly responsible professional library experience showing knowledge of all aspects of library operations, strong organizational and planning skills, ability to analyze data for sound decision making, supervisory experience, and evidence of leadership qualities. 2) Demonstrable experience in one or more of these technologies: implementing or administering an integrated library system; website development and maintenance; mobile web development; large-scale digital storage, such as an institutional repository; creating or maintaining web-accessible relational databases. 3) Familiarity with art, architecture and design fields, and their sources of documentation. 4) Excellent written and oral communication skills for working effectively with faculty, staff, and students; personality suitable for working collegially with faculty, staff, and students; public service orientation; good time management and follow-through skills.
Additional qualifications desired or preferred:
a) Library management experience, including planning, budget preparation, and assessment.
b) Academic library experience in a paid capacity.
c) Experience with administrative functions in Millennium or a comparable ILS.
d) Experience using Drupal and MySQL for website development, including installing or developing custom Drupal modules
f) Experience designing end-user web interfaces for relational databases like MySQL.
g) Experience with Google analytics and search engine optimization techniques.
h) Knowledge of XML, XSLT and ability to work with SOAP or REST APIs.
i) Experience using Learning Management Systems, such as Moodle.
j) Expertise in one or more subject areas in the current CCA curriculum.
k) Second master's degree in a relevant subject area.
l) Working knowledge of national cataloging standards.
m) Knowledge of best practices for digital file creation and storage.
n) Familiarity with best practices for archival organization and preservation.
SALARY: $55-60,000 annually ; position includes a comprehensive benefits package.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to:
California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #2135)
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
Fax (510) 594-3681
Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.