Associate University Librarian for Technical and Digital Services

Middletown, Connecticut
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian the Associate University Librarian for Research and Access Services. works closely with the Senior Library Management Team and serves as the Librarian-in-Charge in absence of the University Librarian.

The Associate Librarian supports Wesleyan University Library’s vision towards providing 21st Century resources and services to a vibrant academic community.

The Associate Librarian has responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library’s public-facing services, and will play a vital role in helping implement the vision for the future.

Responsibilities include:

Supervises, guides, and collaborates with 6 professional and 9 paraprofessional staff to provide excellent service to all library patrons through circulation, reserves, reference, research, instruction, outreach and assessment.

Leads the division in developing and reviewing policy and workflows to best suit the needs of the 21st century library, in keeping with the goals set forth for the university in Beyond 2020 and the library strategic plan.

Consults and coordinates with the senior management team on issues that affect the library as a whole.

Works with the direct reports to set departmental priorities including project management, planning, budget, professional development, data extraction, and personnel.

Serves on CTW Committees and Task Forces and represents the library in consortial efforts as appropriate.

Seeks and leverages library partnerships in research, outreach and assessment with the Center for Pedagogical Initiatives, Office of Faculty Career Development, Office of Student Services and other applicable departments on campus and beyond.

Serves on University committees and works with faculty, staff, and student groups as appropriate.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and changes in the library profession, represents the Library in relevant regional, national, and international forums and contributes to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, and 5 years of increasingly responsible professional library management experience in an academic setting or an equivalent amount of education, training and experience.

Experience with access/public services and research & instruction in libraries.

Demonstrated leadership, planning, and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with major impact on critical operations of the organization.

Strong analytical skills and budgeting experience.

Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the Wesleyan Libraries and the campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

A subject master’s degree.

Familiarity with Music and/or Art Libraries.

Familiarity with trends in eResource access and usage.

Experience in library assessment.

Experience with Integrated Library Systems, particularly from the front end or discovery layer.

Management Competencies: Build effective teams, Direct others, Motivate others, Project management, Staff development


Competencies   Decision quality/ judgment, Flexible/receptive to change, Negotiating, Organizational skills, Respects diversity, Results-oriented, Teamwork/collaboration


Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply here:


Additional Information 


Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771,



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