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, and Library and Information Management. ESU competes in Division II athletics and has a dynamic, diverse learning environment led by highly-qualified faculty. One of six public universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents, ESU was founded in 1863 as the first public institution of higher learning in Kansas. ESU serves students from around the world. Fall semester, 2015 enrollment includes students from 94 Kansas counties, 46 states, and 61 countries. More than 60,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 70 countries. Located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, ESU is in close proximity to Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. More information on the University may be found at www.emporia.edu.

The William Allen White Library building currently houses the University Libraries and Archives, School of Library and Information Management, Center for Great Plains Studies, ACES (Academic Center for Excellence and Success), Writing Center, Great Plains Center for Gifted Studies, Honors College Engagement Center, and the Graduate School’s graduate student study space.

With renovations, a commitment to addressing student needs, and a staff that strongly supports student learning, the University Libraries and Archives has become the most popular academic space on campus. The library has a history of being a frontrunner in student-centered technology; it was the first department to have WiFi available throughout the building and is the first to have a 24/7 Learning Commons. Its staff offers students a welcoming and supportive environment for studying and researching.

ESU’s University Libraries and Archives Dean is responsible for all areas of library and archives management, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, policy and program development, collection development, public and technical services, and facilities planning. The Dean also serves as the executive director of the William Allen White Children’s Book Award. As a transformational leader, the Dean will lead efforts to shape the future of the Libraries and Archives, in line with the University’s strategic plan, and define the Libraries and Archives standards of excellence.

The minimum qualifications for a successful University Libraries and Archives Dean are: the ability to develop a compelling vision for the future of the ESU ULA; demonstrated progressive leadership within a library environment, including ability to manage personnel; strong communication skills; and the ability to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and other constituent groups. Additionally, the Dean must have an MLS/MLIS/equivalent from an ALA accredited institution, demonstrated knowledge of emerging library and information technologies and trends in higher education, and evidence of effective budgetary management.

Preferred qualifications include experience as a higher education faculty member and extensive experience in a higher education environment. The successful candidate will have established a reputation as a leader in library, information science, or archival environments.

Salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for five references should be sent electronically to Yolanda Robinson at yrobinso@emporia.edu. For assistance, please call 620-341-5040.

Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is July, 2016. A pre-employment background check is required. Additional information can also be found at www.emporia.edu/librarydeansearch.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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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 branch libraries. The McGill

Library and Archives promotes innovation in service and operates in a culture of assessment, risk taking and welcoming of change in a rapidly developing information world.

Reporting to the Trenholme Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean, User Services will provide leadership for user experience, customer service, marketing, reference and instruction in the Library’s physical and virtual spaces. The McGill Library and Archives is committed to the delivery of innovative information products, services and programs of the highest quality focused on client needs in support of the University’s strategic mission and directions. The Library proactively supports the teaching, learning and research needs of faculty and students to ensure that the university’s strategic mission of excellence as a research intensive, student-centred university is satisfied.

For full posting details, please see:

http://www.mcgill.ca/library/about/jobs

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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 provide a vision for services and resources to enhance the University’s academic endeavors. The Associate Dean will also collaborate to provide administrative and operational leadership including strategic planning; assessment; outreach and communications; technology, budgets, and facilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinates the Reference and Research Services Department, including Interlibrary Services. Oversees Periodical Resources & Services Department, Multimedia Resources & Services Department, and Electronic Resources & Services.
• Collaborates with the Head of Collection Development, Reference Librarians, Head of Multimedia, Head of Periodicals, and Head of Electronic Resources to analyze, develop and assess print and electronic reference and research resources, including databases and monographs.
• Oversees the information literacy program, working with the Online and Outreach Librarian to expand and further develop program to reach students and faculty on and off campus. Participates in information literacy instruction.
• Coordinates the librarian liaison program, to strengthen the relationship between the librarians and faculty. Serves as liaison to one or more academic units.
• Oversees Interlibrary Services, working with the unit head to report statistics, analyze trends, and assess operations.
• Works with the Online and Outreach Librarian to develop new delivery approaches and new types of services.
• Hires, trains, evaluates, and mentors full- and part-time librarians and staff in the Public Services Division.
• Oversees department hiring, training, evaluating of student employees in the Public Services Division.
• Works with Dean and Associate Dean and liaison librarians to prepare accreditation and evaluation review information and participate in visits.
• Fosters team-building and participatory leadership in a constantly changing environment.
• Develop, prepare, and manage budgets in concert with the goals and objectives of the Division, the Library, and the University.
• Makes recommendations, implements, and manages new technologies.
• Works with Dean and Associate Dean for Technical Services and collaborates with librarians, professional staff, and classified staff to plan and make recommendations about facilities changes, improvements, and maintenance.
• Serves on campus committees.
• Represents the Dean on and off campus when necessary.
• Makes professional contributions and brings visibility to the Library and the University.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Qualifications & Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Additional Master’s Degree related field or subject discipline; doctorate preferred.
• Five (5) years of relevant administration and management experience, progressing from front line librarian to department or division head in an academic library, preferably in a public service area.
• Ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, staff, and students to build teams to set and accomplish strategic goals.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries including technological developments.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
• Experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets.
• Experience developing strategic plans and assessing outcomes.
• Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
• Ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, staff, and students to build teams to develop, accomplish and assess strategic goals.
• Active professionally in library and related organizations.
strategic goals.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries including technological developments.
• Active professionally in library and related organizations.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2016

Please create a file and submit your cover letter and resume to the following link: https://jobs-montclairedu.icims.com/jobs/1280/associate-dean-of-public-services/job

Position will remain open until filled

Montclair State University
Building on a distinguished 106-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The University’s six colleges and schools serve over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.
http://www.montclair.edu

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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 academic units and in support of the mission of the University. Serves as primary advocate for the library and represents the library to the campus administration, students, faculty, staff, the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, and the local region. The Director has administrative responsibility for the leadership, management, planning, and development of all library policies, services, budgets, and supervision of library personnel and work groups. Works efficiently and effectively, striving for improvement, innovation and excellence in all aspects of the University Library while following university and UW System policies, rules, regulations and guidelines.

Required Qualifications:

* Advanced degree (i.e. master’s degree or higher) in Library, Information Science, or related field

* Demonstrated experience in library leadership with administrative and supervisory responsibilities

* Demonstrated experience in using electronic databases, books, media and/or other resources

* Demonstrated experience in planning, assessment, and evaluation in collaboration with faculty, staff, administration and students

* Two (2) or more years of work experience within an academic library

This is a 12-month position, renewable, reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. For complete vacancy announcement and to apply online visit http://jobs.uwstout.edu/director-university-library/job/5764307#. For consideration applicants must submit: cover letter specifically addressing the applicant’s qualifications, current resume, unofficial transcripts and names and contact information for three current references. Screening will begin February 15, 2016, however screening may continue until the position is filled. UW-Stout is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Dawn Skovbroten

Phone: 715-232-2492

Email: skovbrotend@uwstout.edu

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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 librarians and library staff to cultivate strong relationships, foster a culture of innovation and advance library goals during this exciting period of change. View the following video to find out more about Brock University and the Niagara Region.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the University Librarian is a member of the Senior Administrative Council, and provides the vision, strategic leadership, and oversight of the Library as it continues to fulfill its role as an essential partner in the teaching, learning and research endeavours of the Brock community. The University library system includes the James A. Gibson Library, Map, Data & GIS Library, and Special Collections and Archives. With a staff of 52 of whom 20 are professional librarians, and an annual budget of approximately $8 million, the Library provides services and resources to support 594 faculty and over 18,000 students in seven Faculties.

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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 is undertaking exciting transformations of its services, collections, facilities and organizational culture to ensure it continues to make a significant contribution to Western’s strategic, academic, and research priorities. Western Libraries’ recently completed Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Engage. Empower. Excel. provides a map which identifies key strategies to guide its evolution over the next five years and beyond.

We are seeking up to three Associate Chief Librarians to provide leadership for Western Libraries’ Strategies of Excellence across four functional areas of activity: teaching and learning; research services; content management, discovery, and access; and, community engagement and user experience. The specific portfolio initially assigned to each ACL will be comprised of one or more of these functional areas, reflective of their experience, expertise and expressed interests. The ACL portfolios can be expected to change over time to support an efficient and agile organization that evolves and adapts to operational and university needs.

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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 strength of qualifications. This is a California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive package, which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12 paid holidays; excellent chose of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Salary Range: $4,948.00 – $16,492.00 per month.
Recruitment Range: $4,948.00 – $9,000.00 per month.

Working Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some nights and weekends.

Job Summary
The Associate Dean of the Library reports to the Dean of the University Library, and serves as deputy to the Dean, assuming responsibility for the Library in the Dean’s absence. Represents the Dean at campus and system-wide meetings, as required. Works as part of the Library administrative team to plan Library-wide services, facilitate operations, and resolve issues. Is proactive in the Library’s fund-raising and development activities. The Associate Dean is primarily responsible for Academic Services, which includes the following service areas: User Services, Reference & Instruction, the Media Center, and Assessment. Works closely with Library faculty and staff to ensure that the needs of the students and faculty are met. Focuses on how the Library can meet the research and teaching needs of the University. Provides training and context for excellent customer service. Provides leadership in planning for new services and for policy and procedural changes for existing services. This position is expected to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within the University Library and with campus partners..

For more information on the University Library, please visit: http://library.csus.edu

Benefits/FLSA
This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the California State University visit: http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/benefits/benefitsprograms.html

Required Qualifications
EDUCATION

Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science or relevant professional discipline from an ALA accredited school or equivalent quality if outside the United States.
EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years professional experience in an academic or research library.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience.
Record of accomplishment sufficient to achieve tenure at the rank of Associate Librarian/Librarian.
Experience in assessment planning and implementation related to strategic direction of large, complex, and rapidly changing organizations.
Experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large, complex projects and programs in a library or similar environment.
Experience with budget management, facilities and space planning and management in complex organizations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Skills to succeed in a rapidly changing environment and to develop and foster a learning organization.
Strong management and supervision skills with the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to fostering a diverse workplace and building a diverse workforce and to supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure.
Ability to view issues from a campus and library-wide perspective.
Preferred Qualifications

A second advanced academic degree.
Extensive experience in supervising and managing librarians and library staff, including all aspects of performance management.
Experience participating in fund-raising and/or grant-writing activities.
Demonstrated success fostering innovation in library programs or services.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with faculty liaison programs.
Experience in consortial and multi-institutional program development.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Eligibility Verification
Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned. CSUS is not a sponsoring Agency for Staff or Management Positions (i.e. H1-B VISAS)

Background Check
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/

Application Deadline
Applications received by Monday, February 15, 2016 by 5:00pm will be considered in the first review process and will continue until the position is filled.

How To Apply
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/.

External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application
Click link for additional instructions on how to apply: http://www.csus.edu/it/acs/documents/internalAppProcedures.pdf

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit the following materials to the on-line application:

Letter of interest. If you currently hold a tenured faculty position and you are interested in retreat rights to tenured faculty position at Sacramento State, please let us know in your cover letter/letter of interest.
Current curriculum vitae/resume
Five (5) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate’s professional qualifications (include name, email address, and telephone number)
For questions regarding this search, contact:
Celeste DeSouza
HR/Employee Services
916-278-5613
Celeste.DeSouza@csus.edu

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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 character has been forged by its long history, its location and its vision ­ a blend of the old and the new; the traditional and the innovative. SJSU offers rigorous course work and research opportunities to almost 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with more than 600 tenure/tenure track faculty, over 1,100+ part-time faculty, and 1,300 staff. The University community is proud of its cultural diversity across all constituencies.

The University Library is a gateway to student learning, information resources, scholarship, and diverse intellectual and cultural heritage. It is the oldest and continues to be a leader among the CSU campus libraries. It is a committed partner in a one-of-a-kind merged academic/public library. The Martin Luther King Jr. Library has combined academic and public services in the nation¹s largest joint public library. The Library is housed in a 500,000 square foot building (silver level LEED certified) with nine floors featuring a seven-story atrium and has 3,600 seats. The University Library has more than 1.3 million books in print and over 500 databases, 200,000 e-books, and over 150,000 e-journals. More than 85 library faculty and staff serve the students of the University.

The Dean of the University Library reports directly to the Provost and serves as the senior administrator of the University Library. As such, the successful candidate will be the principal champion for innovative vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the Library and its services to both faculty and students. The Dean will be responsible for strategic planning, assessment of collections and services, recruitment of Library faculty and staff, budgeting, facilities management, and Library relations. In addition, the Dean will be expected to be an active participant in raising funds and developing resources for the Library as well as building and strengthening relationships with the diverse community around San José in partnership with San José Public Library.

Prior to submitting your application materials, please review the position profile, which articulates the required qualifications, as well as application procedures, here<http://www.rhperry.com/files/PDF/SJSU_Dean_Library_Profile.pdf>. To ensure full consideration, applications are due by February 1, 2016.

All communications may be directed in confidence to the numbers below or to SJSULibrary@rhperry.com<mailto:SJSULibrary@rhperry.com>. Thank you for your consideration of this important search.

Dr. John Hutchinson Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne Senior Consultant Vice President
R. H. Perry & Associates R. H. Perry & Associates
(217) 737-0757 (202) 253-9846

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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
academic research libraries.
Duties: Reporting to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the
Dean of Libraries serves as the Library’s chief administrative and academic
representative with responsibility for leading the Libraries in the
advancement of the research and teaching needs of the University. As a member
of the Academic Council at TWU, the Dean is a visionary leader who champions
the Libraries’ position as an integral partner across the University’s
academic and administrative units. The Dean represents and promotes the
Libraries on its three campuses (Denton, Dallas, and Houston) and collaborates
with the faculty, students, and staff as well as with local, regional, state,
and national colleagues and fosters cooperation with external communities. The
Dean leads by creating an environment that facilitates the advancement of
research, teaching, and scholarly activity, with an understanding of
traditional and innovative methods of information dissemination and embraces
digital learning and emerging technologies. As the chief administrator for the
Libraries, the Dean is responsible for the Libraries’ strategic planning,
budget development, policy formation, services and programs development,
assessment, advancement activities, and assuring compliance with University
policies. The Dean oversees all Library personnel and creates an environment
that enhances TWU’s vibrant research and learning community in addition to
supporting continual learning and professional advancement. The performance
evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system in
accordance with the University Policies & Procedures and is based on the
accomplishment of defined objectives and the effectiveness of the assigned
library functions
Texas Woman’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Disabled, Veterans
and Other Protected Groups.
Date Closed: Open until filled.
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact: Texas Woman’s University
Phone: (940)898-3555
Fax: (940)898-3566
TDD: (940)898-3555
Email Address: staffjobs@twu.edu
Texas Woman’s University strives to provide an educational environment that
affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and
encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or
harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. TWU is a “Tobacco Free
Campus”.

Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and
education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, or
against qualified disabled persons.

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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 will guide the Libraries’ path to excellence in delivering services to the OSU community and beyond. The AUL for Research and Scholarly Communication has oversight for the Libraries’ crucial role in the life cycle of scholarship from acquiring, describing, and creating to discovery and delivery as well as preservation. She/he supervises and works collaboratively with department heads to identify and implement the strategic directions for several library departments directly engaged in collection development and management; digital content creation, discovery, and preservation; open scholarship and publishing; intellectual property; data management, and management and development of an innovative yet sustainable technology infrastructure. These departments are: the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, the Emerging Technologies and Services Department, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, and the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Department. The AUL will provide leadership, motivation, and vision for the resourceful and creative faculty and staff within these units. This librarian will demonstrate a strong commitment to the Libraries’ strategic and collaborative development and management of library services, collections, technology, and personnel so that they respond adroitly to users’ evolving needs as researchers and scholars. This position will provide direction for building partnerships with other OSU units and library partners to continue transforming the OSU Libraries’ vital role as a partner in creating and disseminating knowledge.

OSU Libraries has nearly 2 million volumes and vast digital resources including ScholarsArchive@OSU 8th ranked single-university repository in the U.S.), internationally recognized digital collections like the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library, and an agile development environment serving the University’s 28,000 students, faculty scholars and researchers, and the public. Launched in 2009, Oregon Digital is a successful partnership between the Oregon State University and the University of Oregon that shares digital collections and infrastructure; Oregon Digital joined the Hydra Project in 2014. OSU Libraries is also a member of the Orbis/Cascades Alliance of 37 Northwest universities and colleges and the Greater Western Library Alliance, a research library consortium with 34 members located largely in the U.S. West.

The OSU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Research Center’s holdings include the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers as the cornerstone for collections on the history of science and technology in the 20th century; extensive collections recording the history of OSU; the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of ethnic minority communities in Oregon; extensive collections pertaining to natural resources in Oregon and the Northwest; the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, the first archive of its kind to document the hops growing and craft brewing industries; and several rare book collections.

Required Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent.

Minimum of five years of leadership and management experience in an academic or research library with progression towards increasing responsibility including successful leadership of strategic and organizational change, inspiring innovation, and serving as an advocate and spokesperson for OSU Libraries & Press and its constituents.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity within organizations and effectively mentoring of staff and faculty to help them cultivate a similar commitment.

Proven ability to manage, allocate and monitor collections and departmental budgets.

Experience working collaboratively and developing partnerships with academic departments, state and regional agencies and consortia.

Experience mentoring and coaching staff at all levels including successful experience supporting tenure-track faculty.

Strong record of ongoing scholarly publication, research and national participation in professional societies suitable for appointment with tenure.

Experience in developing programs, events and activities that inform faculty, students, library staff and others about OSU research collections and scholarly communication and the application of technology.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Additional graduate degree along with MLS

· Experience with new information technologies, evolving models of scholarship, open access, open data, and open educational resources with the ability to articulate how these influence teaching, learning and scholarship.

· Experience participating in broad discussions and initiatives relevant to library mission, values and vision.

· Experience administering and assessing digital library and unique collection initiatives and/or other programs and services relevant to position responsibilities.

· Experience participating in a library fundraising and development program, engaging with new and ongoing donors and providing stewardship information to major donors.

About Oregon State University

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation: http://oregonstate.edu/main/about. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, 40 miles north of Eugene and an hour from the Cascade Mountains or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders. The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community, and the University actively recruits and retains a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.

OSU Libraries & Press is:

A great place for research. Our Scholars Archive is ranked #8 among university repositories in the United States. The Libraries are an active leader in open access to research and offer data services for graduate students and faculty doing research.

A leader in innovation. To provide the best resources for students and faculty at one of the nation’s leading research universities, OSU Libraries are a national leader in technological innovation and services for library users.

An excellent place to work. The Libraries and OSU Press believe in Innovation, Heart and Ideas, and the dedication to these ideals is evident among staff. We invite you to join us.

Employment Conditions:

Full-time, 12 month, annual tenure track appointment tenure rank. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent medical, dental, and life insurance; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply). This position earns 15 hours of vacation and eight hours of sick leave each month.
Application Procedure and Deadline:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 7, 2016. Job requirements and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu. Look for posting #0016942.
OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We have a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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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.