And more jobs!

Yesterday Chris posted the first of what we hope to be a series for Taiga focused on Library Director/Dean/UL and AD/AUL jobs. The inaugural post featured a number of Director-level opportunities, so today we’ll showcase AD/AUL opportunities in addition to a few Director-level posts. As before, if you know of more, post them in the comments, and stay tuned for additional posts in this series.


Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University Library

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  1. Hi Taiga, we are looking for a new UL at UNC Charlotte, please see here:

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  1. […] I am the senior member of the group. I was hired in as an AD although the span of my responsibilities has changed in the last year. I’ve come to wonder how much longer I will serve in this role. I’ve really enjoyed the challenges that leading technology has presented but I don’t think I am the best person to be doing this. However, until the leadership recruitment is completed I figure I should bide my time. (The director position at the main library is open and being recruited now, as is the director position at the health sciences library.) Posted here […]

About “Gentle Disturbances”

The title of our new blog, “Gentle Disturbances”, is a tribute and a reference to the husband and wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s art consists of vast, temporary outdoor installations, such as the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, the 24-mile Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park. Christo has asserted that their art creates “gentle disturbances," designed to challenge traditional perceptions of the spaces and landscapes they inhabit. By encouraging viewers to see familiar landscapes in new ways, their art disrupts assumptions about permanence, ownership, and categorization.

While we claim none of the artistic or political impact of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, we hope that this blog and its many contributors will challenge us all to look at the landscape of academic libraries and higher education in new ways. We aspire to “gentle disturbances” of the kind that will lead to productive conversations and creative approaches to our common challenges.