University of Notre Dame
Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Services
The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader as Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Services.
The Hesburgh Libraries have begun an exciting new era. The Associate University Librarian will collaborate with our recently-appointed University Librarian and AUL for Digital Access, Resources, and Information Technologies to transform our organization in two significant ways:
• More closely align our goals, structure, resources and values with those of the University
• Energize the organization through emphasis on collaboration, flexibility, empowerment, on-going learning, service excellence, and a commitment to work together as one team.
Our recent strategic planning and organizational redesign processes http://www.library.nd.edu/about/org/  will provide a strong foundation for dynamic response to the opportunities posed by new information technologies and digital services.
The AUL will provide leadership, vision, and strategic directions for a broad range of services, leading sustained innovations in and across individual programs.
The AUL for Research and Learning Services will lead three University-focused programs designed to deepen our engagement with the campus by developing distinctive collections, resources, and services that demonstratively facilitate research and enhance learning. These programs are: Arts and Humanities Research Services; Science, Engineering, Business, and Social Sciences Services; and Outreach and Academic Engagement and include such areas as preservation, special collections, reference, front line services (branch libraries, circulation, interlibrary loan) and subject areas in the humanities, arts, social sciences, business, engineering, and science-related subjects. The AUL will work with a team of three direct reports (program directors) and 75 employees who make up the larger division.
Responsibilities of the position:
• Provide leadership and vision by playing a leading role in library-wide strategic planning, resource management, and assessment. Help to develop and convey a clear and compelling vision. For more information on the libraries strategic plan: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/documents/strategic-plan.pdf .
• Oversee a $10M+ materials budget, aligning resource allocation decisions with strategic directions.
• Lead the print to digital transition for multiple collections, shape content, and plan how the resources of Notre Dame Libraries fit into larger contexts.
• Maintain, develop, and inspire a strategically-focused and highly knowledgeable workforce. • Coach and empower program directors and team leaders to excel directly and through effective delegation and management.
• Build and deepen campus relationships. Identify opportunities to share resources, provide targeted services and programs, and productively collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
• Actively engage in the profession. Contribute at the national level, recognize trends and opportunities, and use this knowledge to enrich local programs and strategic planning.
• Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in an academic or research library or similar institution.
• Advanced degree required, an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent MLS and additional graduate degree preferred.
• Demonstrated understanding of and experience with collection development and faculty liaison programs.
• Demonstrated experience with the delivery of user-centered services.
• Management experience with complex library materials budget or other complicated budgets.
• Passionate commitment to the University’s research and educational mission.
• Ability to operate at a high level of decision-making, priority-setting, and leadership that includes working with complex situations and establishing cross-departmental and cross-divisional collaboration inside and outside the Libraries.
• Demonstrated ability to engage, develop, and lead librarians and staff in successful team work and collaborative planning.
• Experience in successfully leading and implementing change.
• A record of success in developing productive partnerships on campus and across institutions.
• A collaborative management style that prepares and empowers others to excel.
• Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries.
Salary and Benefits:
Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians are non-tenured track members of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.
The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at http://nd.edu/ . The University Libraries (http://www.library.nd.edu ) hold about 3 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 140 staff and 55 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia.
Further details & applications:
More information can be found about this position at the Libraries’ website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/ 
To apply, please include a letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission of applications is required. Send all application documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Review of applications will begin February 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd . The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dual-career-assistance-program/ ) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity (http://diversity.nd.edu/ ) in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
University of Notre Dame Phone (574) 631-5252
Notre Dame, Indiana Fax (574) 631-6772
46556-5629 USA www.library.nd.edu