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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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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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Dean of University Libraries, The University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi seeking an accomplished and creative leader invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University Libraries include the main library, known as the John Davis Williams Library, and the Science 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.