`Iolani School is seeking a service-oriented, innovative, creative and forward-thinking individual to serve as the Director of Library Services. This individual will create and clearly communicate a strategic vision for the Library which is in line with both the school mission and strategic plan as well as trends and best practices in Library management. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator and problem solver who is prepared to build partnerships with library staff, school administrators, the teaching faculty and students and to promote the libraries as cultural and intellectual centers. He/She will be able to oversee the daily operations of the school libraries and archives and engage in productive dialogue about the changing role of libraries today.
The Director of Library Services reports to the Dean of Studies and assumes year-round, overall responsibility for the Lower School and Upper School Libraries as well as the school Archives.
The ideal candidate will have a Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, at least 5 years of demonstrated leadership in an Upper School library and a clear understanding of the broad landscape of trends in libraries and information technologies. A demonstrated ability to connect with young people, navigate a variety of technology platforms, and communicate clearly is very important for success in this role.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Library Services...
Together with the Dean of Studies sets priorities and goals for Library programs and monitors movement toward those goals.
Promotes the library program within and beyond the school, participating actively in the life of the school and connecting with faculty and students to integrate the Library into the educational program.
Keeps abreast of trends in library services and technology by reading professional journals, attending conferences, and maintaining contacts with other librarians through membership in professional organizations.
Identifies and implements best practices in library, archival and information technology, seeking to leverage emerging resources and technologies to improve library programs.
Directs library operations, including but not limited to management of the library budget and facilities, oversight of library programming and support, supervision and evaluation of library staff.
Maintains libraries and archives as spaces that are innovative, welcoming and community oriented yet conducive to reading, study, and research.
Manages the library collection, reading widely and actively collaborating with library staff and faculty in the acquisition and weeding of print, non-print, and electronic resources.
Oversees access, instruction and reference, encouraging departments and faculty to collaborate with the librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate research skills and information literacy.
Collaborates with library staff, ITS and outside vendors to ensure that the library website and catalog, LibGuides and other technology platforms are effective portals to library resources.
Works with faculty and librarians to design and provide instruction and resources to support class projects, information literacy and research methods; also works with individual students to teach them how to find appropriate research materials, as requested.
Acts as an adviser to a group of Upper School students and participates in related activities.
Takes on other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Associate Head of School or Dean of Studies
A Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
Five years of leadership experience in an Upper School Library.
Experience and knowledge working with library integrated systems, educational technologies, and bibliographic instruction.
About Iolani School
K-12 school in Honolulu founded by the Episcopal Church in 1863.