Job Details

Director of Libraries

Company name
Morrisville State College

Morrisville, NY, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager, Law Enforcement, Library

Posted on
Nov 22, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 07, 2023


Director of Libraries


Administrative and Professional Staff





Morrisville, NY


Nov 22, 2022


Open Until Filled



Position ID:



About SUNY Morrisville:

SUNY Morrisville, a college that leverages the expansive resources of the State University of New York, is a model of innovative applied education. Located in the center of New York State, the college offers students hands-on, experiential learning in modern classrooms and specialized facilities, many of which are rare or one-of-a-kind in higher education. Morrisville's 3,000 students - who come from diverse backgrounds across the state and around the world - choose from more than 80 associate and bachelor degree programs that embrace agriculture, technology, business, social sciences, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the liberal arts. An internship program that prepares students for success in the 21st-century workplace ranks among the top ten in the nation. At Morrisville, motivated students work alongside talented faculty members - many with field experience - to imagine, build, and test practical, sustainable solutions to some of the fundamental questions confronting a shrinking world with diminishing resources.

The Morrisville campus is 30 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica; it is a half-hour drive from the New York State Thruway with easy access to Albany (two hours), Rochester (two hours), Buffalo (three hours) and New York City (four hours).

The Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville has been serving the Norwich community and the surrounding areas for more than 46 years, offering students associate degree options such as Criminal Justice, Computer Information Technology, and Nursing. The campus is also used by businesses, not-for-profits and community partners for training, events and videoconferencing.

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), administered by SUNY Morrisville, provides the urban community of Syracuse with innovative academic programs leading to higher education as well as vocational training programs leading to gainful employment and economic self-sufficiency.

Recognizing the importance of diversity in assuring the success of students and graduates in an increasingly global environment, SUNY Morrisville is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of hiring and employment.

Job Description:

Campus Title:

Director of Libraries

Budget Title

: Director of Libraries



Professional Rank and Salary Range:

MP/$80,000 salary commensurate with experience


12 months

Brief Description of Duties:

SUNY Morrisville invites applications for a full-time Director of Libraries to assume the role overseeing the Morrisville and Norwich campus libraries. Position duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Overall Duties and Strategic Leadership:

Plan, implement and administer all library resources and services for students, faculty and staff for all course delivery formats and locations in a context of continuous improvement

Work with library staff to develop and implement departmental strategic and operational plans that align with campus strategic objectives

Keep abreast of current trends and new developments in higher education and academic libraries

Personnel Management

Oversee the recruitment, selection, assignment, supervision and evaluation of personnel and classified staff

Monitor and approve staff release time/stipends

Promote and support staff professional development and engagement with the campus community and relevant communities of practice

Fiscal and Budgetary

Annually develop the library OTPS, Technology Fee, and IFR budgets in accordance with campus and SUNY procedures, regulations, and timelines

Manage and approve library expenditures following SUNY and campus regulations and procedures; monitor disbursements

Complete NYS library grants, and seek out and apply for additional grants to enhance and/or advance library services

Facilities Oversight

Manage and maintain the Library's Morrisville and Norwich campus facilities to ensure an optimal environment to support evolving library services and informal learning spaces for all campus community members

Work with campus administration and SUNY facilities planners to develop long range facilities planning to support evolving library services, informal learning spaces for all campus community members, and the integration of other student services into the Library building.

Leadership in Librarianship

Cultivate a workplace environment that promotes outstanding Library public service and campus community engagement

Work with librarian staff to effectively apply knowledge and understanding of education methods as they relate to the development of information literacy and appropriate outcomes-based assessment

Work with librarian staff to develop, sustain, and organize an up-to-date collection of all types of materials such as print, media and electronic resources to support curriculum learning outcomes

Ensure library staffing expertise in the areas of library service platforms, personal computers, mobile devices, discovery and access applications, online library databases, library eBook platforms and other electronic resources to enhance user access to library materials and services

Build collaborative relationships with other academic departments. to assess and improve Library services and collections to meet the needs of students and faculty

Work with academic department faculty and leadership to infuse information literacy and awareness of information resources into course, program and institutional learning objectives and assessments

Provide campus leadership policies and practices to support the development and use of affordable learning materials and openly licensed content.

Foster the development of library programs that build community, promote life-long learning, academic and professional growth and civic engagement.

Provide liaison services in assigned subject areas and provide reference services as needed

Assessment and Planning:

Develop comprehensive assessment criteria and procedures that ensure appropriate assessment is conducted, and that can be used to improve the quality of library services and programs

Assess and evaluate Library programs and services in meeting the needs of the College and accreditation standards

Oversee development and submission of internal and external reports, data relevant to assigned areas, assessment and evaluation of programs, and initiate improvements in collaboration with internal and external offices and agencies as appropriate


Minimum Qualifications

A master's or higher degree in librarianship/library science/information sciences from an ALA-accredited institution

Appropriate professional experience in an academic library with automated library systems

Minimum 3 years of supervisory and budgetary responsibilities in an academic library

Administrative and leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility

Demonstrated ability in effectively representing the interests of the Library

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Experience in managing budgets and making collaborative financial decisions

Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, and to implement a strategic plan

Evidence of a commitment to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive Library faculty and staff

Effectiveness in personnel matters, including staff development and team-building

Broad and critical understanding of the major issues and emerging trends in libraries and librarianship, and in particular, academic libraries

Preferred Qualifications

Effectiveness in developing and sustaining collegial collaboration

Active service in regional, state and national higher education and/or library organizations

Additional Information:

SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences, and prohibits discrimination in employment based on gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical capability, age, creed, sexual identity, veteran status, and economic means. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EEO/ADA

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY Morrisville; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY Morrisville University Police at (315) 684-6410, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at (315) 684-6070, Office of Human Resources at (315) 684-6038 and or by accessing the following web site

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Application Instructions:

Application Deadline:

Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by as soon as possible, to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure:

Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at

Please provide Cover Letter, Resume, and at least three employment references (we will not contact references without prior permission).

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Morrisville State College

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