Job: Director of Library Services

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Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

This position exists to provide leadership in library services in alignment with teaching and learning. Managing a staff of three professional librarians and support staff, this person develops user-centered and innovative library spaces and collections, with an emphasis on digital resources and emerging technologies, to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of students, faculty, and staff of the college.

Oversee Library Operations: Directs all library functions and supervises library staff, conducting annual employee performance evaluations and fostering professional growth and job satisfaction. Creates library spaces that are inclusive campus destinations. Serves as campus copyright officer. Manages library budget, purchasing, and grants.

Manage & Develop Library Technology Infrastructure: Actively develops, maintains, and administers the online library environment and the systems (integrated library system, web site, etc.) that support it, ensuring equitable access. Stays abreast of library technology trends, implementing cutting edge tools and services that will contribute to an active learning environment.

Outreach & Marketing: Conducts research in the campus community to ensure alignment of library resources and services with teaching and learning and other academic initiatives. Plans events that promote the library and showcase academic activity on campus, and collaborates with all college staff to support campus-wide events.

Service to Team & College: Participates in the planning and development of library operations and coordination of services. Collects, analyzes, and synthesizes data and statistics in major job duty areas to set and measure personal and team goals. Represents the library at campus events and by serving on committees and in other official groups.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Five years of progressively responsible library work, 3 of which are in an academic library
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully implementing a large project or initiative Library management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience managing a budget
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of library services, to include reference, instruction, access, electronic resources, cataloging, and collection development
  • Experience working in a community college setting
  • Experience migrating an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience using existing and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library and information services
  • Experience managing print and digital academic library collections

Salary: $72,900 - 82,013/annual

To ApplyComplete applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 15, 2017. To apply for this position please create and submit a single document (Word or PDF) containing your cover letter and resume by clicking the link below. Your cover letter should address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position. Failure to submit a both a resume and cover letter will most likely result in the rejection of your application.

You will admire the friendly culture of our campus and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:

  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.

For a complete overview of our benefits, please visit the benefits section of our website.

Enjoy helping others? Want a career that makes a difference, not just a profit?

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

This position is located on the 140-acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light-rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, an on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and in early 2017 will open a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, complete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offers tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, state-wide Colorado Community College System.

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.


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