Associate Librarian and Director

Website University of South Florida Libraries

The University of South Florida Libraries seek a Director to lead the Research & Instruction Department in the Tampa campus library. The Director will be responsible for leading a dynamic team of liaison librarians, collaborating with the library R&I leadership on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.

Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-4001-000 Tampa Campus Library

College/Division: Acad Affairs-Tampa Library

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Number: 00013331

Work Flexibility: Hybrid schedule

The USF Libraries Research & Instruction (R&I) department is committed to advancing high-impact research, innovation, and transformative learning. We partner with faculty and other academic units on the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee campuses on a wide range of collaborative teaching and research activities including: self-guided and librarian-led instruction on information and data literacy; professional development workshops that support faculty teaching and curricular development; workshops for researchers that provide tools and strategies that support all stages of the research process and enhance research impact and visibility; resources such as library guides, curated open resources and course material lists; curricular initiatives; and long-term collaborations with faculty on notable USF strategic initiatives.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The University of South Florida Libraries seek a Director to lead the Research & Instruction Department. The Director will be responsible for leading a dynamic team of liaison librarians, collaborating with the library R&I leadership on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses and must be well equipped to mentor a new cohort of librarians after multiple retirements and a revitalization of the department.

The Director serves as the point of contact for the department and builds partnerships with both academic and non-academic units to raise awareness of library research & instruction services. The position will require an accessible manager who sets clear goals, manages and evaluates performance, and shapes a positive workplace environment.  Through data driven decision making the Director will assess and implement research & instruction initiatives, manage a departmental budget, and participate in library and university strategic initiative directions as appropriate. The successful candidate will actively foster an equitable and inclusive workplace and work effectively with a diverse university community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA accredited degree and a minimum of three years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in supporting library research & instruction services.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building and managing innovative library research and instruction programs or services.
  • Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends
  • Evidence of the ability to engage in scholarship and/or creative achievements as required for promotion.

Preferred Requirements

  • A second graduate degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
  • Experience teaching both synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Ability to conduct programmatic assessments, environmental scans, and reviews of faculty, staff and student research and library instruction needs.
  • Experience in mentoring and/or supporting the professional growth and development of academic librarians
  • Experience in developing, designing, and delivering instructional curricula
  • Experience with budget management and oversight

Application deadline:  August 24, 2022

To apply for this job please visit gems.usf.edu.