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Position: Director, Library Operations
Position Starts:9/13/2021 Listing Closes: 11/12/2021 Listing Submitted: 9/13/2021
Position Description: The University Libraries at Texas State University are seeking qualified applicants for our Director of Library Operations position. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and University Librarian (AVPUL), this position provides creative leadership, direction, and development skills as part of the University Libraries Director’s Council.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead, manage, and supervise financial, human resource, and facilities management functions for the libraries, which includes a large, multi-funded operating and acquisitions budget of over $20 million annually, a staff of 100+, the 300,000 square foot Alkek Library facility, the Archives and Research Center (ARC) and the Round Rock Campus Library. Perform regular statistical reporting for the University Libraries. May serve as primary point of contact in the absence of AVPUL. Keep informed of advancements in academic libraries and areas of responsibility to bring best practices and innovation to the University Libraries.

Institution: Texas State University Libraries
Type of Library: Academic
City: San Marcos, Texas
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
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Telephone: 512-245-6706 Fax: 
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Required Experience: Required:
• A record of progressively responsible related experience
• Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills
• Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures related to financial, human resource, and/or facilities management
• Ability to supervise, direct and evaluate the work of others and explain policies, work procedures and expectations
• Understanding of and ability to provide guidance for organizational and staff planning
• Ability to observe situations, interactions and human dynamics within library and university groups and facilitate successful interactions and problem-solving
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet priorities and deadlines
• Project management experience
• Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner; work effectively in a team environment with a strong commitment to service
• Computer hardware and software skills, including Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Microsoft 365 tools, and databases and online portals (such as SAP, PeopleAdmin, and Success Factors)
• Intermediate math skills to analyze, interpret and develop reports, budgets, metrics, and salary data
• Ability to address numerous daily issues/problems submitted by internal and external parties, develop solutions, and perform actions to resolve problems in an equitable and timely manner.

Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field. Knowledge of academic library operations and university organizational structure; knowledge of safety and emergency procedures; familiarity with facilities operations.

Contact: Connie Hackney
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