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Director Of Library Services

Company: RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Job Description:

Red Lake Nation College POSITION TITLE: Director of Library Services - Full-Time DEPARTMENT: Academic Administration REPORTS TO: VP of Operations & Academic Affairs SALARY: Negotiable START DATE: Open Until Filled PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of this position is to direct the activities and development of the library collections and services in order to support the mission and educational goals of the Red Lake Nation College. This will also involve seeking book collections and grant funding to support the library.
A secondary responsibility of this position will be to serve as a community library for the Red Lake Nation reservation community. This will involve outreach and public relations in welcoming the community into the Tribal College library since it will serve as a dual purpose Tribal College and Local Community Library. An additional support responsibility of this position is to direct the activities, development and protection of the Tribal Archives collections of the Red Lake Nation Tribe. The Tribal Archives aspect of this position will eventually become a completely separate position with additional and separate management, administration and fundraising duties. ACCOUNTABILITY: This current position will report to the VP of Operations & Academic Affairs of the Red Lake Nation College and will also keep the College President closely informed of all Library and Archives operational affairs. Since the Tribal Archives are located in the Red Lake Nation College, this position will oversee the Tribal Archives until further notice. Eventually, a new position will be developed for separate Library and Tribal Archives activities. Currently, the Tribal Archives aspect of this position will require that the College President and the Tribe be kept informed of all aspects of the Tribal Archives operations.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Direct the activities and development of library collections and services in order to support the mission and educational goals of the Red Lake Nation College. This includes supporting faculty and providing information literacy training to students. 2. This position involves grant writing and seeking book collections and funding for community libraries.
3. Work will include intense collaborating with colleagues, Tribal staff and faculty, Tribal officials and community members while promoting the library and college, and serving its learning community with collections and services. 4. Since part of the mission of the Tribal College is to promote and encourage Ojibwe language use, this will be a major operating goal of the community library. 5. Serve on committees and assist the VP of Operations & Academic Affairs in collecting and organizing information as necessary for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. 6. Another key responsibility of this position is to serve the Red Lake Community with library services to children, students, community members and elders. 7. Writing grants and active fundraising to support all of the major responsibilities are also required. These efforts will include working with current RLNC staff to coordinate all fundraising efforts. 8. The Director of Tribal Archives & Community Library Services is generally responsible for providing library service and access, managing the overall operations of the library and archives, communicating and collaborating with colleagues to direct and develop library collections and services, and serving the college learning community and the greater Red Lake community.
9. Direct the activities, development and protection of the Tribal Archives collections of the Red Lake Nation Tribe. 10. The Tribal Archives aspect of the position will involve working through the College President for all aspects of communication, management and administration of the Tribal Archives. This will be to ensure close communication and cooperation with the Tribe and the Community. Like all Tribal College communication, all communication with the Tribe will first go through the College President.
11. Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or Library and Information Science (MLIS) is required for this position.2. Previous experience in library management is highly preferred. 3. Teaching experience is preferred. 4. Experience managing administrative projects and events. 5. Knowledge of library technological systems and software. 6. Previous grant management experience preferred. 7. Knowledge and understanding of Anishinaabe culture and history. Knowledge of Tribal Archives is also ideal.8. Red Lake Tribal Member and Native Hiring Preference applies. SKILLS/ABILITIES: 1. Strong verbal and written communication skills. 2. Outstanding public relations and human relations skills. 3. Ability to assume a leadership role and to multi-task. 4. Ability to remain calm and patient when under duress. 5. Willingness to initiate and carry out complex tasks with or without supervision. 6. Team player who can work with diverse populations and personalities. 7. Excellent communication skills with supervisors and keep supervisors well informed of all sensitive Library and Archives issues. 8. Understanding of and commitment to the Red Lake Nation College Mission and Vision statements. SALARY: Negotiable. Depending upon qualifications. EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program is required for this position. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Minnesota driver's license within 30 days of hire, and current auto insurance. APPLY: Only electronic applications will be accepted. Apply by sending resume, cover letter and unofficial graduate transcripts to Mandy Schram, VP of Operations & Academic Affairs, .

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