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Sunday, May 15, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (USA), Director of Library Programs and Services

POSITION TITLE: Director, Library Programs & Services, Northern Marianas College
Annual Salary: $45,314.54 - $51,609.41 
Location: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 
Opening Date: 05/11/2016 
Closing Date: 05/26/2016 or Until Filled 

Nature of Position: 

The position is in the Library Programs & Services Department and under the supervision of the Dean of Student Services. It oversees the Saipan campus libraries and acts as a liaison to the Rota and Tinian instructional sites. The Director is responsible for planning, development, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all library services and staff. Vacancy Announcement 16-012 Northern Marianas College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

  • Participates in Program Review and Outcomes Assessment (PROA) activities such as serving on committees and creating composite reports 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with a culturally diverse staff and student body 
  • Directs policy for the Library Programs and Services department; including budget preparation, public services, technical services, the Pacific Collection and CNMI Archives, systems development, and collection management 
  • Assumes responsibility for daily operations of library services 
  • Reviews and reports departmental statistics and participates in Student Learning Outcomes assessment 
  • Supervises the allocation and expenditure of departmental funds 
  • Ensures the quality and balance of the collection according to accepted principles of collection development and management 
  • Recruits, evaluates, and trains library personnel. 
  • Establishes and assesses strategic plans for the library department 
  • Manages the operations of the CNMI Archives and Pacific Collection 
  • Actively seeks and manages external grants 
  • Maintains the Koha Open Source Integrated Library system and all digital library content 
  • Collaborates with local humanities organizations to increase community access to research materials 
  • Performs other duties assigned

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution 
  • Two years of progressively responsible library experience
  • One year of supervisory experience at the managerial level
  • Experience with digital asset management systems and historical research 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic research and information literacy instruction 
  • Familiarity with Integrated Library System management, original cataloging, open source applications, and library metadata schema 
  • Experience in archives management, archival processing, and digital humanities 
  • An advanced degree in the humanities 

How to Apply: 
Employment application forms are available at the Human Resources Office of the College and a pdf. file can be downloaded from our website: using Adobe Acrobat. Please submit the following documents to the HR Office: Complete Employment Application Form, Authorization for Release of Prior Employment Information/Consent to Background Check, Copies of all required/preferred degree/diplomas, and Copies of transcripts of all required/preferred degrees/diplomas (except high school). Optional: Cover Letter and Resume (Does not substitute for content that should be on the Employment Application). 

All post-secondary education degrees must be from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution. It is our requirement that degrees be from a U.S.-accredited college or university. Foreign degrees may be accepted when accompanied with a credential evaluation report. A listing of authorized evaluation reports can be obtained at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification (I-9) document form upon hire.

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