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Assistant Director for Operations and Planning: Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

21 Jun 2022 2:08 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

Job Duties:

Reporting to the Interim Executive Director of Libraries and Media Centers, the Assistant Director for Operations and Planning will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the Public Services Department. This position will lead the effort to design an innovative interior that will serve the 21st century research and learning needs of university students. The position should be available to work evening and weekend instructional and reference duties both remotely and in person. As a member of the library’s leadership team, the Assistant Director for Operations and Planning will be responsible for facility management and planning for future growth and expansion. This position is a liaison to two academic departments. It is a 12-month position with faculty status. The Assistant Director represents the Interim Executive Director in meetings and may assume overall responsibility for the Libraries and Media Centers in the absence of the unit leader. Skills required for this position:

· Provide direction and insight for improvement of the library’s infrastructure

· Experience with working with facilities management to implement space planning that supports student learning and collaboration

· Chair the Libraries and Media Centers Renovation Committee

· Demonstrated project management experience

· Have experience with working multiple departments

· Have personnel management experience, preferably in medium-size academic library

· Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy at undergraduate and graduate level

· Ability to produce reports and compile data for accreditation and assessment

· Assists the Interim Executive Director in the development of the library's budget

· Have the ability to write grants that support library initiatives

• Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize, and implement new initiatives

• Serve on library, faculty, and university-wide committees.

• Other duties as assigned that will support the operational and strategic success of the Libraries and Media Centers

Minimum Education Experience: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution; Five to ten years of current managerial library reference and instructional experience; skilled in project management, facility management and/or personnel management

Preferred: Second masters or doctorate; Credentials for the rank of Associate Professor, which includes a substantial record of publication and presentations; Experience with course management systems.

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