Associate Dean of Library Services

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Created: August 1, 2016


Western Carolina University invites applications and nominations for the position of associate dean of Library Services. The associate dean will be a knowledgeable, experienced, and visionary educator importantly supporting the dean, department heads, faculty, and staff by providing exceptional administrative, operational, and special programs leadership. Requiring a broad understanding of how libraries contribute to the teaching and learning mission of the university, and functioning as the deputy director for library administration, the associate dean will oversee library-wide administrative programs to include: strategic planning; assessment; marketing and communications; facilities planning; external partnerships and outreach; and special initiatives and projects. As appropriate, the associate dean will represent the library in campus and community activities. For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website: Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition, Western Carolina University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated educational leadership experiences, including supervision; successful administrative experiences in an academic, research, or similar library setting; thorough understanding of academic libraries and the ways in which current and emerging technologies are affecting traditional services and collections; exceptional human relations and communication skills; strong commitment to diversity; demonstrated abilities to recruit, develop, and retain a talented staff; expertise in strategic planning and project management; and experience with and knowledge of human resources, assessment, and business and data analysis principles as applied to libraries.


Published: Monday, August 1, 2016 17:26 UTC

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