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Oct 11
Area Assistant Director of the Learning Commons (Library)

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 and this is a position where the right person can really make an impact! 

MPCC has a tremendous benefits package!  This includes fully funded health insurance-( with zero premium cost and your choice of low deductible or money contributed to an HSA!,) dental, paid life insurance, vision, Flex account availability, Accident, Dependent Life, Pet Insurance availability, up 9% retirement match,  and more!  In addition to this, we provide a very generous leave package, to include vacation, personal, sick, bereavement, and professional development time.  Our Full-time employees are also eligible for Tuition Reimbursement and for themselves or their dependents, Tuition waiver for MPCC tuition is available!  McCook is a low cost living community and an all-around great place to live and work.  MPCC is a first-choice employer for our region!

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. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is required, plus a minimum of two years of library experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree, preferably in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school 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, communication and leadership skills.

Preferred Experience

Administrative level experience in a Library 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, November 1, 2019; the position will remain open until filled.

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