Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Associate Dean, Library

Company Description:

Improving people’s lives through learning since 1949, Elgin Community College is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college offering career and technical education, university transfer programs, corporate and continuing education, and academic development.

Located midway between Chicago and Rockford in the Fox River Valley, ECC is easily accessible from U.S. 20 and Interstate 90 in southwest Elgin, ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities in the state. No matter which direction you drive, somewhere scenic, charming, quaint, historic or vibrant is nearby. The District encompasses 360 square miles and serves 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses, 4 public school districts, and 15 high schools.

Position Description:
This position is responsible for the planning, direction, organization, and administration of all operations of ECC library: strategically manage traditional and digital library services and information technologies to enhance learning and information access. The scope of the activities includes supervision of librarians and library support staff, library service scheduling, supervision of evaluation and selection of library collections and equipment, implementing and assessing the library functions and integrations into the academic and student success priority of the campus, and promoting continuous improvement of library operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Minimum 5 years of increasing responsibility in creative administrative leadership of library operations and services. A strong commitment to the educational role of the library. Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services and instruction. Clear understanding of information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education. Demonstrated experience with library resources: collection (print and non-print) and technology. Demonstrated experience with library budget development and management. Demonstrated understanding of the major issues facing higher education in general and community colleges and academic libraries in particular. Evidence of public presentation and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college faculty and administrators. An appreciation of a multicultural work environment.

Response Information:
To receive full consideration, send a complete application packet which should include an ECC employment application, resume, and college transcripts (copies are acceptable with initial application, originals are required upon employment) to:
Elgin Community College
Human Resources Dept.
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Fax: 847-214-7403

For detailed job posting and to download the ECC employment application, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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