Job: Librarian III, Head of Public Services

2/25/15 –  Librarian III, Head of Public Services
Learning Resources and Faculty Technology Services, St. Thomas campus, University of the Virgin Islands

Sarah P’s comments:  I have only once before seen a library position available at this University.  The question with the Caribbean is always about whether the salary covers the cost of living and what, if any, housing benefits are offered.  Glassdoor has fairly good ratings as does the student review sites.  If interested I would apply ASAP as this position was posted in the beginning of February (and advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education on 2/12/15.)  Sorry, I missed this one!

Posted: 2-09-2015, open until Filled

Salary Range:  $49,994-$53,062

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will manage all library public service operations for St. Thomas library ensuring that customer service focus is visible in functions and service areas; will provide supporting leadership for technology customer service and instruction services, to include leadership of staff for effective library and technology customer interactions; will provide support for developing and implementing the libraries’ information literacy plan and reference services program; will also provide support for developing and coordinating library public service policies and operations and training and directing support staff. The successful candidate will provide supporting leadership for development of policy and plan for storage and development of university documents, functioning as part of leadership team interacting with teaching faculty for development and promotion of library programs. The successful candidate will also provide back-up support for St. John Academic Center and will perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
Eight (8) years of library leadership experience, preferably in a college university setting.
Additional education or degrees may be accepted in lieu of years of experience.
Knowledge of academic information literacy instruction, project planning and assessment for academic programs, records management database and digital archives development, integrated library systems and online databases for research classroom technology library best practices.
Highly developed computer literacy skills
Proven effective leadership and strong organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer orientation as well as demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.                                                                                                                         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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