Job Posting: Library Director

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is seeking a Director of Decker Library.

Position Description:

The Director of Decker Library is responsible for all aspects of the management and planning for the Decker Library/Media Resources Collection to ensure quality library services, collection materials, and resources are provided to students, faculty, alumni, and local communities. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Services.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate collection development with faculty and staff
  • Manage departmental budgets
  • Hire, supervise, and manage a library staff of 14 employees, including 8 full-time direct staff reports
  • Set departmental goals
  • Manage materials copyright and licensing
  • Hire, supervise, and manage a library staff of 14 employees, including 8 full-time direct staff
  • Evaluate new resources, subscriptions, and publications
  • Plan future and continuing departmental projects, policies, and collections
  • Provide for faculty and student outreach and instruction
  • Act as departmental liaison on committees and workgroups
  • Promote library services to the MICA community
  • Regularly assess Library collections, resources, services, statistics, user evaluations, facilities and technology
  • Represent MICA in local and national library and arts organizations
  • Continue professional development by pursuing coursework and or attending workshops/seminars/conferences, etc. in order to remain current in the field and maintain appropriate professional standards
  • Provide reporting on the state of the library and its services as required
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS, with a BA/BFA in art history or studio art, equivalent experience in an art library if no art history or studio art degree
  • At least five years of experience in a senior role in library administration
  • Membership in professional organizations such as ARLIS, VRA, SLA
  • Experience managing library staff, collection development, budgets
  • Administrative library experience in an academic setting
  • General knowledge and experience in the area of art and design
  • Knowledge of information resources, delivery models, vendors and software
  • Ability to work productively with staff, faculty members and students
  • Familiarity with copyright law and its application in an education environment
  • General knowledge of practices for technical services, circulation services and reference services in an academic environment
  • Successful Candidate will be required to complete a full background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with visual resources collections and services
  • Five years professional experience in an academic art library
  • Advanced subject degree in art history or studio art

Additional Information:

Salary: negotiable and commensurate with experience; includes extensive benefits package.
A review of applications will begin immediately; job announcement will remain open until position is filled.

Application Instructions:
To be considered for this position, please apply online include a letter of interest with desired salary and your current resume.
Names with contact information for 3 professional references may be requested.
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