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Brock University, University Librarian

Brock University seeks nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. This opening is a unique opportunity for a progressive and forward-looking University Librarian to lead the continued evolution of a modern academic library. Join a talented team of

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Associate Chief Librarians (3), Western University

Western Libraries invites nominations and applications for the role of Associate Chief Librarian. We are seeking applications from strategic, collaborative and innovative individuals with strong change management and leadership skills for the position of Associate Chief Librarian (ACL). Western Libraries

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Associate Dean for Academic Services, Sacramento State University Library

Administrator III – Associate Dean for Academic Services, University Library Job ID: 101553 Full/Part time: Full-time Job Code: 3306 Administrator III Job Grade: Range A Department: Library Salary and Hours The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the

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San José State University, Dean of the Library

SJSU is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José, California ­ the heart of Silicon Valley. A member of the 23-campus California State University System, SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive

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Dean, Libraries: Texas Woman’s University

DEAN, LIBRARIES: ($12,105 per month) Job Code: 15NV058 Department: Blagg-Huey Library Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited Institution. Second masters and/or Ph.D. in a related field preferred. Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in

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Associate University Librarian for Research & Scholarly Communication, Oregon State University Libraries & Press

OSU Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library leader to join the organization’s leadership team as the Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication. As part of the senior administrative team, the AUL for Research and Scholarly Communication

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Dean of Libraries & University Librarian, Fairfield University

Dean of Libraries & University Librarian Fairfield University is seeking a visionary leader and educator to serve as Dean of Libraries and University Librarian. This position represents an outstanding opportunity to build a segment of the University that continues to

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Associate Dean of the Library & Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Associate Dean of the Library and Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.  Please note that while all applications must, ultimately, be submitted through the CUNYFirst system, nominations and inquires may be submitted

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Dean of the Foley Library, Gonzaga University

Dean of the Foley Library  Gonzaga University—a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic institution in Spokane, Washington—invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Foley Library (Dean). Reporting to the Academic Vice President, the Dean will have the

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Associate Dean, Content Discovery, University of Northern Iowa

Associate Dean, Content Discovery Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks an Associate Dean, Content Discovery. Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; at least five years of

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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.