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Director of Library Services, Assumption University (Worcester)

BASIC PURPOSE:  Responsible for overall management of library staff, services, collections, and facilities in support of the mission of the University


* Leads library staff in strategic planning and setting priorities that align with the strategic plan of the University 

     Implements policy and long-range objectives to reinforce standards of service delivery and ensure excellent service to our community.

     Through regular meetings and other initiatives, cultivates positive environment for library staff. 

* Directly supervises the work of library department heads and Research Services/Scholarly Communication Librarians in the area of scholarly communications

     Leads Administrative Team of the library in developing policy, planning projects, and addressing management issues on an ongoing basis 

     Provides strong support for staff development, training, and participation in professional organizations 

* Oversees the management and assessment of Library collections in all formats

        Act as main contact with vendors for renewals and new subscriptions for databases, ejournals, ebooks, and streaming media.

        Leads the Library’s Collections Committee in the review process of print and electronic resources.

*  Prepares annual library budget and oversees the expenditures of funds.

        Based on information received from University administration throughout the year, makes ongoing changes in order to balance the Library budget.

*  Works with University committees to promote, coordinate, and advocate for Library service within our community.

        Acts as a liaison between University administration and Library staff. 

        Represents the library on designated University committees and encourages staff to participate in relevant University activities and committees 

*  Compiles statistics for ACRL, IPEDS, University and other reporting bodies to record Library activities and collections.

*  Represents the library in the Worcester ARC (Academic and Research Collaborative)

*  Works with Art Department faculty and others to schedule and facilitate art exhibits in the d’Alzon Library Art Gallery


*  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; additional advanced degrees preferred;

*  Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University. 

*  Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory capacity at an academic library;

*  Knowledge of and commitment to providing innovative technology, access to collections, and services for evolving needs

* Record of participation in library professional organizations;

*  Proven ability to work collaboratively while demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness, and commitment to providing excellent service;

*  Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library management systems, such as OCLC WMS.


*  Supervises approximately seven professional and support staff employees in the Library.

*  Oversees an operating budget of approximately $ 577,000.00.

* Interacts on a daily basis with students, faculty, administration, staff and vendors.

*  Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University. 


* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
* Evening and weekend hours occasionally required.
* No or very limited physical effort required. May occasionally have to lift up to 20 lbs.
* No or very limited exposure to physical risk. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$70,300.00 - $110,000.00  / year

Closing Date

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2021-10-12 |  Quick link to this job