[Videolib] Vacancy: Director, Film and Media Library, Hofstra University

Sarah McCleskey (Sarah.E.McCleskey@hofstra.edu)
Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:18:39 -0400

Position Vacancy: Director, Film and Media Library

Position Description: Reports to Dean of Library & Information Services and is part of the University Library administrative team. Works closely with faculty to develop the collection and to publicize and promote its use through all campus communications channels, including the web.

The Director of the Film and Media Library will:
* Direct all operations of the Film and Media Library
* Develop, deliver and evaluate services for media collections
* Supervise 2.5 FTE library assistants and several student assistants, and conduct training for new staff
* Provides instruction and reference services for Film and Media Library users.
* Evaluate and select new materials in all formats in collaboration with subject specialists on the library faculty and faculty of other academic departments
* Maintain and update print and online indexes for films and media; works with Technical Services to facilitate cataloging of film and media materials
* Manage licensing and copyright issues for film titles; serve as resource for all campus constituencies on traditional and Digital Rights Management as it relates to still and moving images.
* Make recommendations for staffing and equipment, and monitor expenditures of budgeted funds
* Advise on the selection of new audiovisual equipment
* Provide direction on preservation of the collection.

* ALA-accredited MLS and relevant experience.
* Ability to communicate successfully with all staff and patrons
* Knowledge of library systems and audiovisual equipment
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Word and Access.
* Media librarianship experience in an academic library
* Background in film or media/cinema studies
* Supervisory experience

Salary: Commensurate with ability and experience. Hofstra University offers an attractive benefits package.

Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution founded in 1935. Located in Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of Manhattan, Hofstra is accessible by car, train and bus. The University includes Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, School of Law and University College of Continuing Education. There are 1,176 full and part-time faculty and 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Libraries hold 1.4 million volumes and provide on-campus and remote access to online information resources and class reserves. The University Library is a strong advocate for information literacy and offers an instructional program that includes a one-credit information literacy course as well as other credit-bearing offerings and research instruction classes targeted to specific assignments. Special services include Government Documents, Curriculum !
Materials Center, Film & Media Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Archives and Long Island Studies Institute.

Applications: Hofstra University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from under represented minorities. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé by October 15, 2007 via e-mail as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to:

Sarah E. McCleskey
Head of Access Services
Hofstra University Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
No phone calls please.

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.