Job Posting: Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services at Wheaton College in Norton, MA

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Created: April 12, 2010


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---------------------------------------------- Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services at Wheaton College in Norton, MA

Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The College invites applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services. This person provides leadership for Library and Information Services in developing innovative strategies and cultivating strong partnerships in the delivery and use of academic information and technologies to support the mission and priorities of the college.

The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and 50 minors. Interdisciplinarity, which lies at the heart of our curriculum, is implemented through connected courses. Our student-faculty ratio of 10-1 and average class size of 15-20 students help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between our undergraduates and faculty.

With a nationally recognized record of achievement in using technology and information resources to enhance teaching and learning, Wheaton College considers a unified vision of library and information technology critical to fulfilling its liberal arts mission. In 2004, the College merged the Library, Academic Computing, and Information and Technology Services to create Library and Information Services (LIS), which encompasses the functions of research and instruction, collections and public access, technology support and infrastructure. The Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services will lead a team of five individuals who oversee these areas, to continue the development of current programs, provide support for the research and teaching activities of faculty and students, and raise funds by seeking further grant support. In addition, the successful candidate will chair the Administrative Technology Committee and work with the faculty's Educational Policy Committee and the Library, Technology, and Learning Committee, to develop new initiatives that fulfill curricular goals, including integrating information fluency, new media, and digital scholarship in the educational experience of Wheaton College students.

The successful candidate will create a shared vision through leading collaborative, team-based processes; manage external relationships; and work strategically with college leaders for both library and college-wide interests. This person will

-implement technology and strategic plans to deliver comprehensive, integrated library and information services for the college - manage resources, facilities, and services that respond to the needs of students, faculty, and staff -oversee personnel and resource administration, budget planning and allocation, and overall project management -practice outreach and communication with students, faculty members and administrative staff -set and maintain standards of service and quality -and establish instruments for benchmarking and continuous assessment.

The successful candidate for this position will report directly to the Provost (Chief Academic Officer), work closely with the Vice President for Finance and Operations, and regularly consult with the President's Council of senior advisors. Where appropriate, the position will carry faculty status.

Minimum Qualifications:Wheaton College seeks a collaborative and visionary leader with extensive experience in one or more areas of information technology and service in an academic setting. The successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with faculty members and staff at all levels. The new Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services should possess a graduate degree in a relevant field, such as librarianship, information science, computer science, or related field, or have equivalent experience or certification.

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Rosalyn Metz


Published: Monday, April 12, 2010 12:14 UTC

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