Thursday, September 1, 2011

Head of Collections & Systems

Job Description: Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented librarian to help shape a dynamic, forward-looking liberal arts college library through the reorganization and management of the new Collections & Systems Department. The department brings together our existing Technical Services and Digital Services & Systems departments. This position will creatively and proactively lead a team of three faculty librarians and four staff members in developing and evaluating efficient workflows.

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Head of Collections & Systems will lead the team responsible for the acquisition, licensing, organization and description of library collections in all formats, and ongoing development and deployment of systems provided by the Olin Library. The successful candidate will, like all full time librarians at Rollins, participate in reference service, instruction and liaison with academic departments.

This is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins.

Through its mission, Rollins is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism and the Head of Collections & Systems, as a manager, librarian, and teacher is expected to work to help create such a community. At Rollins we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A second masters in an academic discipline is preferred. Two or more years of experience supervising staff and/or librarians, and education or experience indicating the ability to administer the technical services and systems used in modern libraries is strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: ability to lead and manage a department; ability to effectively plan projects from vision to evaluation; ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment; ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; ability to work in a team environment and independently; significant knowledge of one or more of the library subspecialties of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, systems, automation, digitization or collection development; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; skills in implementation and administration of a variety of systems and applications; demonstrated knowledge and experience with web-based resources; ability to collect, manage and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly; enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals and the potential to present, publish or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

Benefits: Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children.

Additional Information: Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total enrollment of 3,005 FTE and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from Orlando and an hour from the beach. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college and for the fifth consecutive year is ranked number one among southern regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

Rollins College has been recognized in The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For 2011 rankings and ranks 8th in the Orlando Sentinel's 2011 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Through its mission, Rollins is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's equal opportunity policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

To apply, please visit  To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:

- Complete our online faculty application
- Include a cover letter and resume with faculty application
- Contact information for three references

Cover letters should be addressed to:
Jonathan Miller
Library Director

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once you have successfully completed the application process. This serves as verification that your materials have been received. Due to the volume of employment applications received by the College, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please note that we do not accept resumes or applications via e- mail, fax, postal service or hand delivery.  In order to be considered for this position you must access and complete our online application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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