Anatolia College, one of Greece’s oldest American educational institutions, seeks a Library Director who will lead the library team to enhance and develop library services and collections for the American College of Thessaloniki, a four-year college regionally accredited in the U.S. by NEASC, Anatolia College High School a 6-year Greek high school and Anatolia Elementary School, a 6 year Greek Primary School.
The Library Director is responsible for the operations of the two Anatolia Libraries, both located on the institution’s campus in Pylaia at Thessaloniki, Greece. In addition to collection management, evaluation and assessment of both print and non-print resources, the Director is responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of library staff who function as one team. The Director also works closely with faculty and with information technology staff to deliver an information literacy/research skills program that is integrated into the curriculum. The Anatolia College Library Director reports to the Vice President for Operations and Planning and works closely with the ACT Provost, the Vice President for the Secondary Education and the Elementary Principal.
The Anatolia College Libraries make available a print collection of over 60,000 volumes and digital collections which include access to over 126,000 electronic books, and over 20 research databases including access to over 42,000 full text journal titles. The libraries share the open source Library Management System ‘Koha’ for the search of print books and videos, recordings and maps. The American College of Thessaloniki is a member of AMICAL (American International Consortium of Academic Libraries).
Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and several years’ experience in the field. Experience in a secondary school library and experience in teaching research skills is highly desirable. The Library Director should be able to work effectively with diverse constituencies and function well in a team-oriented environment.
-Knowledge of Library service techniques.
-Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, associates, students and the public.
-Be able to make administrative decisions, interpret policies and supervise staff in a fair way.
-Time management effectiveness.
-Ability to prepare reports and present ideas clearly in both written and oral form
-Ability to work independently and as a team member.
-Knowledge of MS Office, the internet and available library management catalog(s)
While applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials by October 31, 2014.
Interested applicants should submit their credentials in English including up-to-date curriculum vitae and a letter of interest focusing on the goals and responsibilities of this position to firstname.lastname@example.org titled “Library Director”