Director of Learning Resource Centre (relocation to Saudi Arabia)

Location: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07-16-2018
Desert Recruiting Services is pleased to be working with a leading University on the beautiful Persian Gulf in Saudi Arabia. 

The Director of the Learning Resources Center is responsible and accountable for overall library operations and the development of an effective program of library services and learning support activities in concert with the mission, goals and objectives of the University.
In addition to services provided by its staff of professional librarians and library resources, the LRC offers a formal program of services designed to support students and help them achieve success in their academic pursuits. These programs provide an integrated set of services that assist students as they make the transition to university life.
  • This position is a senior leadership role for the University and the salary is negotiable.   
  • In addition to the tax free (no deductions) salary you will have a full expatriate benefits package including housing, transportation, flights, visa processing, medical, child tuition reimbursement and more. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops, coordinates and evaluates the functions and activities of all Learning Resources Center departments to provide effective and efficient library services to the University.
  • Represents the Learning Resources Center and/or the University on internal and external committees dealing with issues of information services.
  • Supervise professional and support staff.
  • Maintains responsibility for the Learning Resources Center collections.
  • Manages the Learning Resources Center budgets.
  • Provides support services that facilitate teaching, learning, and research through close collaboration with faculty and campus computing staff.
  • Engages in all aspects of planning for the Learning Resources Center.
  • Oversees the Learning Resources Center’s collection development policy and priority decisions.
  • Plans and implements technology for the Learning Resources Center, including planning for design and renovation.
  • Communicates a consistent vision of Learning Resources Center priorities and implements new services and strategic directions compatible with that vision and the mission of the University.
  • Recruits, supervises, and evaluates Center staff.
  • Encourages and supports professional development for all Center staff.
  • Serves as an advocate, spokesman, and leader for the Center’s educational mission at campus, community, and national levels.
  • Establishes and maintains a productive and effective working relationship with faculty and the staff of the Learning Resources Center
  • Fosters local and national cooperation in sharing resources, networking, and the development of collections.
  • Encourages and coordinates efforts to secure external funding in support of the Learning Resources Center.
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, assessment, staff development, and general oversight of all services and resources offered through the LRC, including learning enrichment services and library resources and services.
  • A Doctoral degree in librarianship in education or a related discipline from an accredited university preferred.
  • A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited university.
  • The ability to speak and write fluently in English.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer traditional overall library operations, including long-term planning and personnel.
  • Commitment to the role of academic libraries in supporting teaching and research.
  • Understanding of current issues and emerging technologies in academic librarianship.
  • A record of scholarly and professional contributions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with internal and external constituencies of the Learning Resources Center.
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