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Director of Library Services

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For consideration, a completed Holmes Community College on-line employment application is required.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2010311
Position Title Director of Library Services
General Statement of Function

The Director of Library Services is involved in all phases of operations of the Holmes Community College library system. The position requires the ability to supervise others, assist students and faculty with informational needs, and maintain computer technology. The Director is responsible for maintaining financial records and ensuring the library’s mission statement supported and effective. The Director of Library Services performs in-depth, strategic research to analyze and filter information


• Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university
Three (3) – Five (5) years of relevant administrative experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Three years supervisory experience preferred

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to navigate the internet and web-based databases.
• Understanding of the SIRSI Unicorn library system.
• Able to use the Dewey-Decimal system to shelve and locate books.
• Understanding of the latest technology for researching.
• Ability to maintain inventory of equipment.
• Knowledge of computer, projector, overhead, DVD player etc. set up for staff and visitors.
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
• Word processing and/or data entry skills.
• Skilled in the use of operating basic office equipment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
• Excellent organizing and coordinating skills.

Job Description

1. Oversees the central processing of the library district.
2. Responsible for preparing, obtaining quotes, and defending during approval the line item budget for all campus libraries. Ensures purchasing requirements and budgets are adhered to throughout the fiscal year.
3. Responsible for ensuring the acquisition of books, journals, e-books, databases, computers, computer software, equipment and AV for all campus libraries meet the needs of the institution.
4. Provides direction and support for all library staff.
5. Supports the curriculum and needs of the students and faculty through individual and/or class instruction in library and computer skills. These include navigating databases, using software and internet programs as well as locating needed materials in print.
6. Ensures all libraries have unified policies and materials
7. Responsible for the maintenance of computer programs and software as they impact the library system including working directly with SIRSI, EBSCO, and OCLC vendors.
8. Maintains the library’s website and portal.
9. Organizes library outreach initiatives and public relations to promote all campus libraries to maximize use and image.
10. Responsible for internal and external reporting.
11. Responsible for establishing, writing, and monitoring policies, Strategic Planning Goals, Institutional Effectiveness Assessments and other accreditation documents and duties for the Library.
12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, a completed Holmes Community College on-line employment application is required.

Location Grenada
Posting Date 11/13/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Classification Administrative
Position Category Full-time
Position Type Varied
Proposed Pay Range/Minimum Salary

Dr. Lindy McCain
VP for Institutional Research and Student Affairs
P. O. Box 399
Holmes Community College
Goodman, MS 39079

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your highest level of education.
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Education Specialist
    • Ph.D/Ed.D
    • Other
  2. * If you have a degree in progress or additional course work that you would like for us to consider, please provide pertinent information. If there is no additional information, please indicate N/A for not applicable.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Transcript 2
  5. Transcript 3
  6. Other Document