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Executive Director of Library
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Date Posted 04/28/2019
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number



Executive Director of Library





Employee Type

Full Time

Pay Grade


Grant Funded


Work Year

12 Months

Work Week

40 Hours

Exempt/ Non-Exempt


Typical Work Schedule

40 Hours │ Flexible schedule to meet department needs

Bargaining Unit Eligible


Position Summary

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide direction and overall leadership for the Library with the goal of ensuring that its services, resources, and facilities remain responsive and relevant for the campus community.

Reports to

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Advocate for the needs of the Library to support its mission and the mission of the College
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty/staff in accordance with union contracts and College policies
• Interview and hire faculty and staff
• Develop and manage the fiscal responsibilities for Library operations, including budget preparation and administration, grant request preparation and administration, purchase orders, approval of expenditures, and report reconciliation
• Analyze data and assess Library services/activities to implement changes for continued improvement
• Review, develop, implement, and evaluate guidelines and procedures in collaboration with Library personnel
• Keep up to date with knowledge of appropriate community-college level library resources and services
• Provide circulation and reference assistance to students, employees, and community as needed
• Lead assessment of Library services and resources
• Lead library promotion and marketing efforts
• Design effective workflows that meet immediate and long-term goals
• Support and facilitate professional development opportunities for Library personnel
• Provide and supervise training in all Library procedures
• Facilitate communication within the Library and the greater College community
• Provide leadership in the exploration and adoption of innovations in Library services and technologies
• Keep abreast of changing guidelines and legislation affecting Library services
• Work to maintain a clean, inviting, safe, updated, and accessible Library facility
• Represent the Library internally and externally on committees and within consortia and organizations
• Prepare and complete reports required by the College, state, and federal authorities
• Serve as the MCC Copyright Officer
• Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish Library functions and responsibilities
• Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Additional Qualifications

• Master’s degree from American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program
• Five to seven years of academic library experience
• Demonstrated history of progressively more responsible leadership in a library setting
• Experience with developing and maintaining budgets
• Extensive knowledge and experience with contemporary library practices and trends, including emerging technologies
• Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills necessary to collaborate and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students

Desired Qualifications

• Three years’ supervisory experience in an academic library

Skills and Specifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with ILS migration, project management, and library renovation projects
• Understanding of and demonstrated experience with data-driven decision making for developing and refining processes and services
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, staff, students, and the community
• Ability to make verbal and written presentations
• Understanding of the higher education process and ability to work with other areas of the College
• Ability to deal both with the big picture and with detailed day-to-day operations
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment, sensitivity to change, and responsiveness to evolving goals, priorities, and needs
• Ability to work independently yet with a strong team orientation to develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization
• Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Commitment to and respect for diversity
• Understanding of and commitment to the College mission and goals
• Ability to perform all of the essential functions of the position

Additional Skills and Specifications

Support and participate in the College's commitment to continuous improvement

Employment Contingencies

Criminal Background Check


Crystal Lake - Main Campus

Applications may be accepted until the position is filled


Application Review Begins


Benefit Information & Perks

Benefit Program FT Adm 10-17: Download Form, Mandatory Payroll Deduction Form 10-2018: Download Form

Testing Requirements

A presentation may be required of all interviewees for this position.
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