Director of Operations in Film and Media Library

Director of Operations in Film and Media Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NYDUTIES:
Hofstra University seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic individual to direct operations of its Film and Media Library.

-Directs all operations of the Film and Media Library, a branch of the Hofstra University Library.
-Promotes the strengths of the collection through campus communication channels, such as the library Web site, print and narrowcast media, and the online public access catalog; through interaction with faculty; and through special programs designed to increase the visibility of the library.
-Serves as a resource for all campus constituencies involved with traditional and Digital Rights Management as it relates to still and moving images.
-Refines operating procedures and collaborates on collection development policies.
-Conducts training for new and current staff and patrons.
-Evaluates and selects materials (primarily DVDs, VHS tapes) in collaboration with subject specialists on the library faculty and faculty of other academic divisions, considering their technical, informational, and aesthetic qualities.
-Supervises 2.5 FTE union employees.
-Maintains and updates print and online indexes for films and media.
-Works with Technical Services to facilitate cataloging of film and media materials.
-Works with Library’s Coordinator of Web Development to develop web pages.
-Oversees booking and delivery/pick-up of media to designated drop locations for faculty use.
-Makes recommendations for staffing and equipment, and monitors expenditures of designated funds.
-Advises on selection of new audiovisual equipment.

-ALA-accredited MLS or advanced degree in film studies, with three years of relevant experience.
-Previous experience in a university or library environment is strongly preferred.
-The ideal candidate will be able to communicate successfully with all staff and patrons and will possess knowledge of library systems and audiovisual equipment.
-Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks is required, including supervision of clerical and student employees.
-Candidates must have strong interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills, and must possess tact in working with all patrons.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Word and Access is expected.


$50,000 minimum

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé by November 30, 2006 via e-mail as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to:

Sarah E. McCleskey
Head of Access Services
Hofstra University Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
No phone calls please.

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