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Director for the Library

Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland 21015
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Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.  

In 2018, HCC became an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.  We're continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure as we prepare a 2019 strategic plan that will propel Harford Community College into the future.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library.  Duties include, but are not limited to,
strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. 


A master's degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited institution, and five to seven of experience working in an academic library.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing staff, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating performance

  • Experience in resource management, including budget, facilities, collection, and technology

  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in academic libraries, including learning commons

  • Strategic planning and innovation experience, including project management

  • Experience managing daily library operations, including setting policy and overseeing technical and access services

  • Experience evaluating and assessing library programs and resources

  • Demonstrated focus on student success, including information literacy and OER (open educational resources) program administration

  • Experience preparing reports and grants. 

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by August 22, 2019.

HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus.
HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.

Posted: 2019-08-02 Expires: 2019-09-01

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Bel Air, Maryland 21015

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