Director of the General Library, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus

he General Library of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, seeks an...

University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Department of Human Resources
Telephone 787- 832-4040 Ext. 3159 FAX 831-1720

Announcement Number: 15-14
Position Title: Director of the General Library
Location of Position: University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus - General Library
Opening Date: July 14, 2015
Closing Date: August 3, 2015

The General Library of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, seeks an innovative, flexible, user-centered, and visionary director that could serve as leader in library transformation for future generations. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, this position leads and manages all aspects of the library. The successful candidate must be fully bilingual in English & Spanish and should possess the ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies. The director will serve as an active representative of the library within the academic community fostering successful partnerships to customize and adapt programs and services that support change within the institution. A thorough understanding of library technology and its applications and a collaborative style to create teamwork environment are expected.
The library provides a broad array of services, collections and resources for a community of approximately 12,100 students and supports more than 90 academic programs. An overview of the library and the university can be obtained through
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez is an EO/AA employer, values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected class status.
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? Master's degree (MIS, MLS, MLIS) in Library or Information Sciences from a graduate professional program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
? Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
? At least three (3) years of professional experience in an academic library in administrative and supervisory positions with progressive levels of responsibilities.
? Ability to create and sustain an effective and open-collaborative environment.
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the capacity to listen.
? Ability to work with students, faculty, library staff, administrators, and other stakeholders.
? Experience in strategic planning, assessment, and the development of the libraries collections.
? Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic libraries and demonstrated ability to creatively apply information technologies to enrich the experience of students and faculty.

? Second Master's degree or a PhD in Library or Information Sciences.
? Experience allocating funds based upon availability and the needs of its unit in charge.
? Knowledge of issues related to academic communication, including e-research, academic research, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers.

? Provides leadership and oversight of all administrative activities, including budget, facility, and personnel management to meet current needs and anticipate future priorities.
? Leads the conceptualization, design, implementation, coordination, and management of strategic planning.
? Represents the Library in the Academic Senate, institutional committees, task forces, and accreditation processes.
? Assign responsibilities, creates and reviews position descriptions for library faculty and staff according to the Strategic Plan.
? Administers and regularly assess the effectiveness of library services, technology, and resources availability to continuously improve and enhance student learning, the renewal of academic programs, faculty teaching and research, in general.
? Supports efforts on research, data management, and experimentation.
? Promotes innovation and fosters a future-thinking organizational culture based on assessment.
? Builds and maintains relationships with the academic community.
? Provides guidance and feedback related to Library initiatives.
? Proactively promotes the search of external grants projects for the Library.
? Leads the transformational changes that are required to meet the challenges of the 21st century, in all library-related fields. In particular, promotes and facilitates the evolving roles of librarians in teaching and academic research.

The interested candidates must send an intention letter, official transcripts of all university degrees, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three (3) references to: with copy to (pdf format is preferred), or by mail to:
Dr. Jaime Seguel, Dean
Deanship of Academic Affairs
Call Box 9000
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez