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University of Saskatchewan Library Dean

The University Library at the University of Saskatchewan is looking for a dean who has innovative ideas to transform the way we think about libraries and their services. With seven locations across campus, the University Library is a key element

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Dean of University Libraries, Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is seeking its next Dean of University Libraries. Please see this page for more information: http://www.gvsu.edu/library-dean/

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Director of Libraries, Smith College

Smith College, the largest independent women’s college in the U.S., seeks a Director of Libraries to lead a period of transformational change as the College embarks on building the signature college library of the 21st century with the renowned designer,

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University Librarian, Brock University

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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University of South Carolina Aiken Director of the Library, Gregg-Graniteville Library

University of South Carolina Aiken Director of the Library, Gregg-Graniteville Library Associate Professor/Professor 12-month, tenure track Serving as part of the campus leadership and reporting directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for strategic

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Dean, Emporia (KS) State University Libraries and Archives

Emporia State University’s University Libraries and Archives (ULA) seeks applications or nominations for the position of Libraries and Archives Dean. Emporia State University (ESU) serves more than 6,000 students with internationally-recognized academic programs in Business, Teaching, Liberal Arts and Sciences,

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University Library of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Library Director

The University Library of the University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks an innovative and collaborative leader for the position of Library Director. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership for all functions of the library in collaboration with library staff and other

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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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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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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.