Associate/Full Professor & Head, Digital Library Services

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Created: February 6, 2015


The OSU Library seeks a highly motivated professional to lead Digital Library Services. The Department facilitates access to electronic information, print materials, and library services to ensure that the information needs of OSU students, faculty, and staff are met, regardless location. The department supports web-based scholarly publishing initiatives. This position provides guidance and leadership in the continuing development and promotion of, the collaborative repository project with the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and work collaboratively with library and campus departments to plan, develop, and support access to electronic reference resources and to develop digital solutions for creating and managing resources that provide content for research, teaching, and outreach efforts for OSU Library users.

The Library is undergoing significant reorganizational changes to meet the evolving research and learning needs of its students and faculty. Information regarding the OSU Library’s current direction can be found online.

Required Qualifications
  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in a large research, university, or large public library.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent knowledge and/or proven skills with a wide variety of technology.
  • Excellent analytical skills; creative and innovative problem-solving skills; and the ability to work successfully within a team environment.
  • Exceptional core competencies including leadership, professionalism, communication, and organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in public and information services, information technology, academic libraries, and public higher education.
  • Commitment to the professional development and training of staff at all levels; and a record of research, publications, presentations, and/or service to the profession.
Desired Qualifications:
  • A second advanced degree.
  • Experience in a land-grant institution, and experience in an ARL Library.
Leadership Expectations:

Each organization has a unique culture and to help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library may be a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Library leaders on her website.


Published: Friday, February 6, 2015 21:03 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC