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.
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