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Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections, Indiana University

The Indiana University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and team-oriented individual to join its executive leadership team as the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections. The incumbent in this position articulates the vision and strategies for local and shared

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Associate University Librarian for Content & Collections, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Libraries is recruiting for a new Associate University Librarian for Content & Collections, a critical member of our senior leadership team, leveraging the Libraries’ content assets and marshaling content expertise to advance the University’s Strategic Plan.

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University Librarian, University of Regina

The University of Regina seeks an accomplished and visionary individual – a person of courage, energy, and integrity – to lead the University Library starting in 2016. The University Librarian leads the strategic management of the University of Regina Library

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Associate Dean for Academic Services, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly’s ACRL award-winning Kennedy Library invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Services. The successful candidate will join a collaborative leadership team in executing a new strategic plan, aligned with the campus vision and academic master plan. The

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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

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Associate University Librarian, George Washington University (2 positions)

The George Washington University Libraries (GW Libraries) is seeking nominations and applications for two Associate University Librarians (AULs) to provide leadership to a vibrant and responsive organization. GW Libraries has embarked on an exciting path, serving as a catalyst to spark

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Chief Librarian, Saint Paul University (Ottawa)

Under the direction of the Vice-Rector, Academic and Research, the Chief Librarian of the JeanLéon-Allie, O.M.I. Library and Archives is responsible for: • planning, organizing, managing, monitoring and assessing library activities by developing policies and regulations for internal management, •

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Associate University Librarian (Archives), Memorial University

Recognizing the importance of archives and special collections, Memorial University Libraries is seeking its first Associate University Librarian (Archives). The AUL (Archives) will lead the development of Archives & Special Collections, the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, and the Digital Archives

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Dean, University of Maryland and University Librarian, Carleton

Two more library director postings: University of Maryland: Dean, University Libraries Carleton University: University Librarian. Position advertisement, position description

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We’re offering a free Taiga Forum registration!

Planning on being in the Atlanta area on Thursday, October 30, and want to talk about employee engagement with higher education library or technology types, but haven’t registered for the Taiga Forum? You’re in luck! We have one (just one!) free

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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.