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Jun 27
Area Assistant Director of the Learning Commons (Library)

Area Assistant Director of the Learning Commons - Mid-Plains Community College is hiring an Area Assistant Director of Learning Commons. Responsibilities include direct management and supervisory responsibilities for the libraries at NPCC and MCC and the learning resources at the Community Campuses.  This position provides daily supervision and management of McCook Learning Commons day-to-day operations. Professional duties include but are not limited to, providing access to and managing the MPCC library collection through classification, cataloging, and maintenance of the library's automated system. The position also provides library patrons with reference/research assistance in a variety of formats, utilizes appropriate technologies and develops print and electronic resources to guide and inform patrons. The Area Assistant Director develops and delivers library instruction in the library or a classroom/learning environment manages the LRCs website and online databases and coordinates collection development and management activities with relevant faculty members. This position will be located at McCook Community College. Regular travel to North Platte Community College and Community Campuses will be required. This position reports to the Area Director of the Learning Commons

About us

Mid-Plains Community College, a legislatively designated 18-county district in West-Central Nebraska, is a comprehensive, open access, public, two-year community college system that offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. MPCC consists of three main campuses, one located in McCook, Nebraska and two located in North Platte, Nebraska.  Additionally, there are extended campus sites in Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine with satellite classrooms located throughout the Area.  North Platte Community College is located in North Platte, Nebraska, a city of approximately 24,000 in rural southwestern Nebraska along the I-80 corridor.

Minimum Qualifications

 Master's degree is required, preferably in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school, plus a minimum of two years of library experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

 Knowledge of the principles and practices of Library Science; knowledge and experience in the use of current educational technologies and alternative methods of delivering instruction; knowledge of budgeting in an academic (college/university) environment; knowledge of community college administration, operations, and practices; knowledge of College policies and procedures;  demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to maintain effective working relations. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, creative, forward-thinking, and have strong organizational and leadership skills. 

Preferred Experience

Administrative level experience in a Learning Resource Center environment, community college experience, and experience in an academic library setting.

Application Instructions

 Send a (1) letter of interest, (2) current resume, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) a completed MPCC application form (available at to MPCC Human Resources, 1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE  69101.  Fax:  308-534-5770 or email  Only complete application packets will be considered.  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by 5:00 pm Central, August 30th, 2019; position will remain open until filled

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