Position Information Position Information Position Title: Head of Public Services Position Number: 001524 Full-time or Part-time: Full Time Department: Library Services Posting Number: 0401293 SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category: Professional Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience Minimum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience Maximum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience Overall Position Competency: Flat Rate Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library is to support the University in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization, and interpretation of information resources. In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its special role as a major cultural resource for the community and the region at large.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
Provide vision and strategic direction to all public services departments to strengthen the liberal education process. This position will be assigned a lead role in implementing new initiatives for the library, as well as the evaluation, improvement of existing systems, processes and procedures, especially related to public services.Description of Work Continued:
Responsibilities include the following:
Oversee all public services areas (access
services/circulation, media lab, reference,archives)
Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the Library’s Assessment Initiatives
Participates as a member of the leadership team
A leader in library outreach & programming
efforts via library instruction, student
engagement and research initiatives
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program. Demonstrated experience in public services. Three years or more of supervisory experience in library services.Knowledge skills and abilities:
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others
Commitment in providing exceptional public service
Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends and issues in higher education and the opportunities for and impact on library services
Knowledge of emerging trends and issues in information and media literacies, liaison services, and research services
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Skills in the development, implementation, and management of assessment, program, and policy initiatives
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize activities and responsibilities
Ability to anticipate, adapt, and respond to changing needsPreferred Qualifications:
Academic librarian experience; direct
supervisory experience in areas (access
services/circulation, media lab, reference,
Experience managing functions in WMS integrated library system
Strong user centered public service philosophy
Displays strong leadership and managerial skills
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in
a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of current issues
and opportunities in public, media and digital services sector
Familiarity with information and digital
literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.Veteran's Statement
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science?
- * Do you possess at least three (3) or more of supervisory experience in library services?
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