Head, Content, Discovery and Delivery Services— Northern Arizona University

Post date: Feb 09, 2021

Job ID: 605217

Special Information

This is a twelve-month continuing status (equivalent to tenure) or continuing status eligible (equivalent to tenure track) academic professional position at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank. Appointed rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations are encouraged to apply. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. First review of applications will occurs on March 1, 2021.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University's Cline Library seeks an experienced librarian to bring leadership, expertise, and vision to its Content, Discovery and Delivery Services (CDDS) unit, from oversight of daily operations to planning for the future.

CDDS provides core and high-profile library resources and services including: cataloging and metadata; collections management; document delivery; electronic resources; electronic reserves (including related course content and affordability initiatives); and the OpenKnowledge@NAU institutional repository. The unit head is responsible for overseeing and maximizing the library's use of Ex Libris Alma and Primo and for providing data- and assessment-informed stewardship of the library's acquisitions budget and its collections.

The successful candidate will actively collaborate with colleagues across areas of expertise and department lines, the NAU community, consortia partners, donors, funding agencies, and others to ensure that the resources and services CDDS provides are responsive to the needs of a diverse user community in Flagstaff and at a distance, align with the strategic directions of the library and the university, and promote excellence in the user experience. They will be expected to forge effective partnerships that help the unit and library increase awareness of resources and services and address challenges in a changing information environment.

This position is responsible for enhancing and supporting the job performance, professional growth, and career progression of the unit's talent. This person reports to the Dean and University Librarian and serves on the Library Leadership Council.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library and information science program or an advanced degree in a related field.

  2. Three or more years of post-degree experience in content, discovery, and delivery services as related to the position responsibilities.

  3. Two or more years of successful supervisory experience including goal setting, performance management and formal evaluation.

To be considered for rank of Associate Librarian

First three minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Six years or more of effective, successful experience as a librarian in an academic library or similar setting.

  • A sustained record of scholarly and/or creative activities and service commensurate with appointment at the level of Associate Librarian.

To be considered for rank of Librarian

First three minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Twelve years or more of effective, successful experience as a librarian in an academic library or similar setting.

  • A sustained record of scholarly and/or creative activities and service commensurate with appointment at the level of Librarian.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of academic library technical services, from best practices to current trends.

  • Significant experience in collection development and management of scholarly information resources.

  • Significant experience with library systems and functionalities including Ex Libris Alma and Primo.

  • Experience with content management systems, digitization, and metadata.

  • Experience successfully allocating resources and managing budgets.

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills. Ability to serve as a library spokesperson and advocate.

  • Ability to facilitate effective, diplomatic communication among diverse stakeholders in person and remotely.

  • Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role that promotes teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Record of successful leadership in progressively responsible positions managing full-time staff, including hiring, evaluating, coaching, and skill development at the individual and unit levels.

  • Experience managing, interpreting, and communicating quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, continuous improvement, and annual reporting.

  • Experience planning, implementing, managing, evaluating, and improving the daily and ongoing operations of a program or service.

  • Ability to lead innovation in a rapidly-changing environment while aligning resources with organizational priorities.

  • Ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and manage multiple projects and assignments.

  • Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, licensing, and scholarly communication issues.

  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher education, scholarly communications, and relevant areas of interest.

General Information

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead all facets of department life from daily operations to strategic planning including project management, goal and objective setting, unit policy development, and monitoring trends in acquisitions, electronic resources, and scholarly communications.

  • Use evidence-based decision-making and change management principles both independently and in collaboration with others to evaluate, improve, expand, or discontinue resources and services in order to align budgeting and spending with library and university strategic priorities.

  • Collaborate with Cline Library colleagues, the NAU community, Arizona public university and community college partners, and other library and cultural organizations to define issues, solve problems, improve outcomes, and pursue collaborative opportunities.

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the library to ensure that collections and departmental services meet user needs and provide an excellent user experience.

  • Identify and establish data measures, methods, and reporting that allow the unit to inform stakeholders of the value of resources and services it provides and ensure systems and services are future focused. Communicate unit information to internal and external audiences.

  • Actively participate on the Library Leadership Council, participating in assessment, strategic and financial planning, policy development, and library-wide decision-making.

  • Foster a work environment in which innovation, communication, and teamwork are valued. Set clear goals, achievable objectives, and clear performance measures for staff, and coach staff positively to encourage professional growth. Relate staff development to library and university priorities.

  • Support the continued development of the library's research support services, including the OpenKnowledge@NAU institutional repository, data management services, and open educational resources.

  • Collaboratively develop and provide shared leadership for a cross-departmental digital production and initiatives unit with staff from Special Collections and Archives (SCA) and CDDS.

  • Represent the Library on University committees and advocate for library initiatives as they relate to broader campus initiatives.

  • Continue to engage in librarianship and to develop a record of high-quality scholarship and appropriate professional service.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Salary

  • Associate Librarian: $81,000 - $87,000

  • Librarian: $88,000 - $94,000

Benefits

This is an Academic Professional (APF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. More information is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605217, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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