Dean, University Libraries

Employer
LIU Post
Location
Brookville, NY
Posted
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Long Island University

 

 

University Overview:

Founded in 1926, LIU is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive private universities, with locations and programs spanning the New York metropolitan area, overseas, and online. With nearly 200,000 alumni worldwide, the university offers more than 500 academic programs and educates more than 23,000 students in New York through accredited programs in Brooklyn, Brookville (LIU Post), Brentwood, Riverhead, and Westchester (LIU Hudson). Other academic units include LIU Pharmacy (Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), which prepares students for careers in the fields of pharmacy and health care, and LIU Global, which provides a wide range of study abroad options at overseas centers in China and Costa Rica, as well as through programs in Australia, India, South Africa, Taiwan, and Thailand. In addition, LIU hosts NCAA D1 and D2 athletics, the internationally acclaimed Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and George Polk Awards in Journalism.

Position Details:

The Dean of the University Libraries will lead our award-winning Library Faculty while overseeing library operations for each of our Long Island University campus locations, maintaining a regular presence at both the Brooklyn and Post campuses.  LIU’s Library facilities include libraries at these two main campuses, as well as smaller collections at the non-residential campuses.  The Dean is responsible for all areas of library management and advocacy, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, policy and program development, collection development, public and technical services, and facilities planning.  He or she will play a university-wide role in the development and implementation of digital initiatives, scholarly communications, and information technologies to support teaching, learning and research.  The Libraries encompass more than 850,000 print and e-books, access to 90,000 periodicals, approximately 180 databases, an institutional repository, and highly distinguished archival and special collections. 

This position will oversee a full-time staff of approximately 30 librarians and an additional 35 supporting staff members.  The Dean will facilitate increased cross-campus collaboration and data-driven decision making while bringing innovative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned leadership to Long Island University Libraries. This individual must be committed to the continuing professional development of library faculty and staff, growing initiatives for University-wide instruction in information literacy, and continuing to foster a service-oriented culture amongst our faculty.  Our library staff are actively engaged in research and scholarly communication, and many have presented at conferences both within the U.S. and internationally.  Full-time librarians are eligible for the same progression as other faculty members with respect to promotion and tenure.

 

Education Requirements:

MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution required

Doctorate or second graduate degree preferred

Qualifications:

  • At least five years of senior library administrative experience and a record appropriate to an appointment at senior faculty rank
  • A record of mentoring and supporting faculty, demonstrated ability to build a consensus, and effective strategic planning/implementation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging library and information technologies capable of transforming scholarly communication and user experience, as well as of trends in higher education as they affect library services
  • Evidence of effective budgetary and personnel management/mentorship
  • Experience with developing archives, special collections, and open access initiatives
  • Strong communication skills and the capacity to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and other user groups
  • Theoretical and experiential knowledge of the domain (including areas such as information technology, scholarly communications, and knowledge organization) necessary to lead the Library’s ongoing growth and development in a complex digital environment
  • Strong and consistent public service orientation
  • A record of professional engagement at local, regional, and national levels
  • Outstanding communication and collaborative skills
  • A distinguished record of scholarly research and publication

Please send cover letter and resume to: https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/257

LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal lawsHiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

 

Long Island University

 

 

Founded in 1926, LIU is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive private universities with locations and programs spanning the New York metropolitan area, overseas, and online. With nearly 200,000 alumni worldwide, the university offers more than 500 academic programs and educates more than 23,000 students in New York through accredited programs in Brooklyn, Brookville (LIU Post), Brentwood, Riverhead, and Rockland and Westchester (LIU Hudson). Other academic units include LIU Pharmacy (the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), which prepares students for successful careers in the fields of pharmacy and health care, and LIU Global, which provides a wide range of study abroad options at overseas centers in China and Costa Rica, as well as through programs in Australia, India, South Africa, Taiwan, and Thailand. In addition, LIU hosts NCAA Division I and II athletics as well as the internationally acclaimed Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and George Polk Awards in Journalism.

 

 

 

The Dean of the University Libraries will be expected to bring innovative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned leadership to Long Island University Libraries. The Dean must be committed to the continuing professional development of library faculty and staff, and to growing initiatives for University-wide instruction in information literacy.  The Dean is responsible for all areas of library management, including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, policy and program development, collection development, public and technical services and facilities planning, and plays a university-wide role in the development and implementation of digital initiatives, scholarly communications, and information technologies to support teaching, learning and research.

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, with at least five years of senior library administrative experience; a record appropriate to an appointment at senior faculty rank; a record of effective strategic planning and implementation; demonstrated knowledge of emerging library and information technologies and trends in higher education as they affect library services; evidence of effective budgetary and personnel management.  Candidates must have strong communication skills and the capacity to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and other constituent groups and must have the theoretical and experiential knowledge of the domain (including areas such as information technology, scholarly communications, and knowledge organization) necessary to lead the Library’s ongoing growth and development in a complex digital environment. Strong and consistent public service orientation; a record of professional engagement at local, regional, and national levels; outstanding communication and collaborative skills. Some experience and engagement with research.

 

 

 

LIU offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to: https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/257

 

 

 

LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal lawsHiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.