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Assistant / Associate Director for Information Technology, Ohio State

The Ohio State University Libraries is accelerating knowledge creation and augmenting ground breaking research at one of the world’s most prominent research universities. We seek a knowledgeable, dynamic, results-oriented leader to direct, develop, enhance, and implement an evolving portfolio of information technology services

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Associate Dean, University of New Hampshire Library

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks an Associate Dean to play a vital leadership role in a dynamic and vibrant library organization.   The Associate Dean will coordinate library services, collections, and technology initiatives and serve as a catalyst,

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Associate Director for Research Services, Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas

Associate Director for Research Services The Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader for the position of Associate Director for Research Services. The Associate Director will provide leadership and

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Associate Dean, User Services — McGill University Library & Archives

The McGill Library and Archives seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative and energetic leader with a keen sense of the evolving 21st century research library, to lead the planning, coordination and development of library services and user experience delivered in its eight

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Associate Dean for Public Services, Montclair State University

Position Title: Associate Dean of Public Services of Sprague Library Vacancy: #V-984 Statement of Purpose: As part of a collaborative and collegial leadership team with the Dean and Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Associate Dean for Public Services will

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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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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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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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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.