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Mercy College - Director Library and Media Services

Company name
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

Location
Des Moines, IA
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Mercy College - Director, Library and Media Services','Full-time','Professional Non-Clinical','varies','varies','80','80','Occasional','Occasional','IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY COLLEGE OF HLTH SCIENCE','','!*!Mercy College of Health Sciences has an immediate opening for a Director of Library and Media Services.  The Director will lead the activities surrounding the library, ensuring quality resources for students and employees.  Responsibilities include:

Provides vision and direction of the library and media services to campus and community constituents in alignment with the College’s mission and strategic plan. 

Oversees library systems, reference services, information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan services, collections, course reserves, and related functions to inform and support library patrons.

Actively educates and promotes the delivery of library and media resources to students, faculty and staff to foster learning, teaching, scholarship, research, and programming.   

Serves as an advocate for student success by orienting students to the library and determining their learning needs in providing appropriate and relevant journal literature and library resources.

Partners with external groups, including the National Library of Medicine, State Library of Iowa, and other library organizations to provide effective access to library information and services.

Cultivates and facilitates innovative partnerships between the library, affiliates, and library-related groups for mutual information-sharing and collaboration.

Hires and evaluates staff to ensure optimal performance with ongoing professional development.

Develops the annual budget, monitors expenditures, and identifies capital resources. Works with College leaders to identify potential capital and capacity needs related to library designs, student study spaces, shelving, collections, audiovisual, and computing equipment.

Assists College with fund-raising, grant proposals, and related campaigns to enhance the library infrastructure and resources.

Provides guidance on copyright, social media, and compliance related to library use and access. Promotes a culture of continuous improvement by anticipating and preparing for evolving needs of the library and media services.. ','!*!Ideal candidates will possess:

Masters’ degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Demonstrated record of relevant, management experience in an academic library.

Three years’ experience in administration of library operations and services.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the needs of a diverse population and varied student needs.

Demonstrated experience using technologies, including distance education technologies, to provide and enhance library services and their changing role in higher education.

Professional involvement within academic and health science librarianship preferred.

Experience working with networked information and database management preferred.

It is Mercy College of Health Sciences’ policy to conduct all academic programs and business activities in a manner that is free from unlawful discrimination and to provide equal opportunity for and equal treatment of students and employees regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion/creed, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U. S. veteran or any other factor protected by law.  Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Human Resources’ Business Partner at 515.643.3180, 928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, mchshr@mercydesmoines.org.','We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.','2018-R0147228','Mercy Medical Center','Mercy College - Director, Library and Media Services

Company Profile
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a 656-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital situated on three campuses. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines. It also is one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,100 employees and a medical staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy is also one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers, offering a variety of specialty services that are unique to Iowa and the region.

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