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Manager, Information Commons and Library Systems, Brookdale Community College (November 22, 2006)


Coordinator, Learning Commons and Undergraduate Library Services Librarian II or III

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the position of Coordinator, Learning Commons and Undergraduate Library Services. Under general supervision of the Associate Director for User Services, provide energetic, innovative, and user-focused leadership, management, and coordination of staff and services of the UMass Amherst Learning Commons in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Serve as administrative and leadership team head for the Learning Commons. Collaborate with campus and library service providers to ensure the highest quality services. Engage in continual assessment of evolving user needs and adapt services appropriately. Plan and develop services that enhance support of curriculum, research, and information needs for undergraduates. Ensure that staff receive comprehensive training and staff development. Promote the Learning Commons to students and the broader campus.




• Master’s degree in library sciences from an American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program.


• Minimum of two years of professional library experience in an academic, research, or special library.


• Experience with a variety of integrated services, including technology, reference, instruction, liaison, collection development, and/or electronic information resources.


• Successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.


• Strong commitment to public service and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse and multicultural population of faculty, staff, students, and community members.


• Current experience and working technical knowledge of networks, hardware, and software such as Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office applications, and other common productivity tools.


• Experience and skill in evaluating and implementing information technology applications, particularly in a multi-department collaboration.


• Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.


• Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.


• Ability to view issues from a campus wide perspective, foster teamwork, and stimulate cross-functional collaboration.


• Desirable qualifications include an additional degree in a subject area; knowledge of at least one modern European language; successful experience in grant writing; and a record of service to the profession.


• Ability to work a schedule, which includes evening weekend, and holiday hours.

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations.




APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by March 24, 2006. Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three references, to: Coordinator, Learning Commons and Undergraduate Library Services Search, Library Administrative Office, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9275.


For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the official job description, see our web site:


The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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