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Dean of the University Library, St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University seeks a Dean of the University Library to play a pivotal role in setting strategic direction for the Library, strengthening current programs, technologies, and services, developing new initiatives, and enhancing support of instruction and scholarship to

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Fundraising Tips and Strategies for Future Library Leaders

As new and emerging library leaders, how do we engage successfully with high-wealth donors who may have different social values than our own? This thoughtful and timely question was just one of the many pressing questions posed by librarians during

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Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, Virginia Tech Libraries

Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, Virginia Tech Libraries The Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff reports to the Dean of University Libraries and administers a core set of internal and external services that enable the Libraries to deliver many

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Taiga Forum at ALA Annual in San Francisco, CA

Taiga Forum – ALA Annual, San Francisco, CA WHERE & WHEN: 2 – 4 pm on Friday, June 26, 2015. meeting room # 2004 W (Moscone Center west building) Title: The Art & Science of Building Lasting Partnerships across your

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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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TAIGA FORUM in 3 days! Are You Ready? ALA Mid-Wtr Taiga Forum Conversation

This is a time of unprecedented retirements and thus University Librarian/Dean job openings. Maybe you’ve been contacted by colleagues, search firms, or others asking if you are interested in applying for a University Librarian/Director/Dean position. Perhaps you haven’t been approached

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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.