Monday, February 2, 2015

Eureka - College of the Redwood - Director, Library and Technology Enhanced Instruction - Full Time

Position Director, Library and Technology Enhanced Instruction

Closing Date February 6, 2015

Annual Salary Range $69,897 - $101,249


Under the direction of the Vice President, the director is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services and operations. The director also assumes overall responsibility for the distance learning program which provides educational programs for students via telecommunication modes of instruction including but not limited to computer delivered instruction; internet based instruction; mobile learning, and two-way audio, two-way video teleconferencing. Articulates a vision for the library and distance education that supports the college mission.

Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or higher in library science, or library and information science, or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the administration of an academic library, including supervision of clerical and professional staff.
  • Experience teaching and developing online courses and program development
  • Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
  • College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Challenges and Opportunities
  • Supervises and coordinates Library and distance education staff, including the selection and evaluation of librarians
  • Administers library and distance education operations, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of services/ resources and personnel management.
  • Manages the Library’s collection development program for print and electronic resources
  • Administers the District libraries’ automated library system.
  • Coordinates centralized technical processing and interlibrary loan services for the District
  • Works with academic leadership in the development, staffing, and delivery of all programs and courses offered via telecommunication modes of instruction.
  • Works with the Department of Information Technology to ensure solid infrastructure for distance education.
  • Maintains the academic policies and standards of best practices relating to distance education.
  • Leads the program review and revision process for distance education, using student outcomes data and input from the Distance Education Planning Committee to drive decision-making.
  • Collaborates with the academic leadership and Academic Senate to implement effective and creative methods to support faculty development; in designing, instructing, or reviewing activities where the training is based on online pedagogy, instructional media, quality assurance programs.
  • Provides administrative and technical
  • support for all instructional technology to improve learning outcomes
  • Engages the academic community in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of educational technology and works collaboratively across the college to leverage and expand existing efforts into an intentional program of faculty support
  • Partners with the Vice President to respond to student complaints about online courses and faculty and intervene as necessary.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Program management that includes the development and application of electronic formats, automated library systems and other information technology resources.
  • Emerging technologies and trends in higher education
  • Current library and learning resources management, including strong interpersonal skills and experience with decision making in a collegial environment

  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and community organizations
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students

Application Process
  1. Apply on-line you will need the information listed below to complete the on-line process. Go to our application portal at:
  2. The following materials will be required to be entered or attached as part of your application. The following file formats will be accepted for attachments-.doc or pdf.
  3. Letter of introduction expressing interest in the position and describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
  4. Professional résumé or curriculum vitae.
  5. Transcripts of all college degrees and
  6. courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate.)
  7. A list of three professional references is required. Include the reference’s name, title and current contact information. Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the Selection Committee. Selection Process All applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with site interview will not be reimbursed.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the College and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening. To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the application process on-line by 5 p.m. on the closing date. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call Human Resources.

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