Associate University Librarian for Access, Research, and Engagement

Cleveland, OH
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Salary: $96,651
Created: May 18, 2023


Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative leader to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Access, Research, and Engagement Services division of the Kelvin Smith Library.

POSITION: Reporting to the Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Access, Research, and Engagement Services provides intellectual and programmatic leadership for Access & Resource Services, Research & Engagement Services, Collection Strategies, and Special Collections and University Archives. The AUL is responsible for leadership, recruitment, mentoring, evaluation, and budget authority for these teams consisting of 29 staff. The AUL is a member of the KSL Senior Leadership Team playing a key role in library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the library’s strategic directions that engage and advance the success of the students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University.  

ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for  approximately 5,792 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the College of Arts and  Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes, all  within an academic culture that promotes and values innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats. KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited master’s degree in library science or a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, 8 to 10 years of library experience, and a successful record of professional development, service, and contributions to the library profession.

SALARY: This position is a salary grade 22 with a minimum of $96,651. The salary will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 11463

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.

CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Published: Thursday, May 18, 2023 17:32 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 18, 2023 17:32 UTC