Associate Dean, University Library, California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the Library. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the Library and is responsible for leadership of Library operations, including the functioning of the Library administration unit; oversight and projection of the library budget; and responsibility for maintenance and planning for the Kellogg Library facility. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Dean participates in the development of a shared vision for the Library that contributes to the mission of the University; anticipates, initiates and responds to changes in the environment; and keeps abreast of trends that impact higher education and the library profession to ensure that the Library and the University achieve their goals.

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University Library

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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.