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 leadership, administrative management and supervision of the USC
Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library. Specific responsibilities include: working
collaboratively with Library personnel to fulfill the campus’ educational and
research mission through the provision of library resources/services;
directing the Library’s long-term and strategic planning; fostering
cooperative relationships with external stakeholders/agencies to enhance
resources/services available to the community; keeping abreast of the latest
developments in academic libraries and higher education; building/sustaining
strategic initiatives; developing and administering the Library’s budget and
resources; overseeing the development and performance of library faculty/
staff; and sustaining a scholarly and professional record appropriate to
appointment at the Associate Professor level or above.

The University of South Carolina Aiken has consistently ranked among the top
three public baccalaureate colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s
annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide; is a recipient of The Chronicle of
Higher Education’s “Best Place to Work” designation, with top honors for
collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership; and has been
designated a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media. Visit:
www.usca.edu .

Required: Master’s degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-Accredited LIS Program;
qualifications to meet criteria for tenure and rank of Associate Professor;
minimum seven years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility,
including significant supervisory, leadership, and budgetary and financial
management experience; demonstrated record of academic scholarship, student-
centered approach to librarianship, excellence in organizational,
communication, and interpersonal skills; and commitment to service and
teamwork.

Preferred: Ph.D. or additional advanced degree; experience with technical and
public services in an academic library setting; experience with tenure
processes, especially mentoring tenured and non-tenured faculty; strong record
of success in developing/implementing flexible approaches or innovations amid
changes in scholarly communication; experience in seeking grant or other
external funding; familiarity with library assessment practices and with
requirements for participation in the Federal Depository Library Program; and
knowledge of current issues/trends in information literacy instruction.

Review of files begins March 15, 2016 and continues until position filled.
Only complete files will be reviewed. Apply online at:
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77261 . In addition,
send all academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Tim
Lintner, Director of Library Search Committee Chair, Gregg-Graniteville
Library, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply. An AA/EOE.

Associate Dean of the Gleeson Library and Geschke Learning Resource Center Dr. Calhoun is the Associate Dean for Access Services and Assessment at the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library and Geschke Learning Resource Center. Shawn is a member of the Gleeson Library Leadership Team and regularly participates in a wide variety of library and campus-wide strategic initiatives. Shawn received his Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University and his Ed.D. (Learning and Instruction) from USF’s School of Education. Shawn’s scholarly work has focused on multimedia and modular worked- out examples as instructional methodologies as well as the management of student’s cognitive processing associated with information literacy instruction.

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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.