Library Director Employment Opportunity: The College at Brockport

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Library Director Employment Opportunity


Budget Title: Director of Library

Campus Title: Library Director

Salary Level: MP3

Minimum Salary: $95,000

Position Summary

The Library, Information, and Technology Services organization at the College at Brockport, State University of New York invites applications for a full-time Library Director to begin July 1st, 2019. The Director will provide leadership to and serve as the principal administrator of Drake Memorial Library. This includes responsibility for personnel, general administration, management, and budget. Reports to the Chief Information Officer.

Major Responsibilities

• Provide leadership in establishing, articulating and implementing visionary goals that serve the mission of the College; engage in strategic planning and in assessing progress toward those goals.

• Lead Library efforts to provide a student-friendly environment, broad and open access to materials, and support for teaching and learning in an effective and efficient manner.

• Provide leadership and oversight of a large and complex organization; support equity, diversity, and professional development of all library faculty and staff.

• Support the development of collections and services that meet the College’s needs and enrich the wider academic community.

• Support the College’s mission to ensure the development of information literacy competencies in students.

• Develop and administer the Library’s budget and advise College administration on budgetary issues, with the goal of continued fiscal sustainability and financial solvency.

• Participate in and provide leadership in the SUNY Libraries Consortium.

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science by time of appointment from an accredited US Department of Education or internationally recognized college or university

• Demonstrated administrative and management experience in academic libraries with a preferred emphasis on strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision and access

• Demonstrated knowledge of information technology as it relates to libraries and the ability to develop collaborative vision for its use

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrated experience building collaborative relationships with various campus stakeholders, including staff, faculty, students and administrators to foster an organizational culture of collegiality and service

Preferred Qualifications

• Professional experience working in a library in higher education

• Knowledge of current issues and trends in open access, scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom, technology, and assessment

• Knowledge of collection development and knowledge of library systems

• Demonstrated inclusive and collaborative management and leadership style, including in hiring, training and evaluation of staff

• Experience managing fiscal and budgetary matters related to academic libraries

• Demonstrated professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in a student-focused and learning-centered environment.

• Demonstrated skill utilizing reason, data and facts to engage in evidence based decision-making

Library, Information, and Technology Services Description

Our mission is to provide leadership, access and support for the library, information, and technology needs of the College community. We envision anywhere, anytime access to the information resources and services needed to support the College mission.

College Description

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. Located in western New York, the College benefits from a small town atmosphere located near major metropolitan cities; 16 miles west of Rochester, 45 miles east of Buffalo, and 140 miles from Toronto.

Application Instructions

This position is subject to the Brockport Professional Promotion Program Policy. Priority 1 internal applicants are given first preference and Priority 2 internal applicants are given second preference. Internal application materials will be accepted until 11:55pm on February 11, 2019. To apply, please visit and input requisition number 494200 in the Search field to access the position. For consideration, please complete the application and include your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.



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