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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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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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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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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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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.