Essential Functions: About DALNETDetroit Area Library Network (DALNET) is a consortium of 15 libraries of various types, based at Wayne State University. The consortium, incorporated in 1985, is open to academic, public, school and special libraries as well as information organizations. DALNET policy is set by its Board of Directors. Decision-making is accomplished with every member institution having representation on the DALNET Board and, if desired, in various policy-making committees and task forces. Job BriefAn experienced Director will oversee all operations, functions and activities. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for guiding strategic direction and implementing the consortium's vision. Besides strong communication skills, the Director must be able to lead and motivate the consortium as a whole.Essential Job FunctionsOversee the day-to-day operations of DALNET, including oversight of the Library Services Platform (LSP) and the Digital Archive, while providing work direction to staff, setting priorities, providing regular communication, and budget preparation and monitoring.Provide reports and communication to the DALNET Board, staff and members. Prepare communication about DALNET, its services, and ongoing planning. Ensure accurate and timely communication to members, staff and stakeholders.Hire, supervise, and evaluate DALNET department employees. Provide direction and management of projects including developing the scope of work, timelines and implementation plans, and identifying resources required.Serve as the staff advisor for the DALNET Board and Executive Committee.Take a leadership role in recommending strategic directions for the DALNET organization. Work with potential new members to study feasibility of membership and investigates new initiatives for potential benefit to members.Chair key DALNET operational committees, assign tasks and timeframes, monitor and take action on assignments for DALNET staff. Ensure participation by member libraries with appropriate input and decision-making by key groups in a timely way. Manages the process of consortium relations and works to reach group consensus.Represent DALNET with external constituents and in local, regional, state, and national organizations and functions. Works with affiliate organizations such as the Library of Michigan, state associations, and other consortia, on behalf of the DALNET members.Assume vendor communications and negotiations for contracting and oversight delivery of vended software, including delivery of new services, enhancements, and new releases. Oversee work for websites and web applications that support DALNET services. Assign responsibility for supporting member use of new software releases and management of customer enhancement requests for various products.
Qualifications: The Director of DALNET should have the following qualifications: Earned Master's degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA accredited library school; At least five years of progressively responsible administrative library administration or related work;A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; Experience supporting delivery of library services;Demonstrated ability to provide creation problem solving solutions;Have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, providing leadership for teams, and ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve goals supporting mission, working toward vision.
Internal Number: 76_207553
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.