Associate University Librarian for Public Services

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Associate University Librarian for Public Services

Position Type: University Executive Staff

Department: University of Virginia Library

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-12-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of Associate University Librarian for Public Services to lead the Library Services and Spaces group, a department of over 50 employees who staff 9 libraries. The UVA Library has a strong reputation, ranking 23rd in the latest ARL investment index and 18th in a recent Princeton Review "Best College Libraries" ranking based on student feedback. The AUL for Public Services will build on this reputation to articulate a vision and strategic direction to advance the Library's research and instruction efforts; develop, sustain, and promote innovative services; manage welcoming and useful library spaces; and expand outreach to the campus community in support of teaching, learning, artistic activity, and scholarship.
The AUL will have responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library's public-facing services and spaces and will provide leadership for the subject liaison program, the teaching and learning program, and specialized user services. The AUL will oversee the development of programming for new and evolving teaching and research tools and methods, including those for digital scholarship, multimedia production and use, and data management and analysis. This position will also guide our information services, including reference, reserves and circulation, and will ensure that our libraries provide a consistent, pleasant, and productive experience to all researchers and Library visitors. This is an exciting time for the Library, as the University of Virginia prepares to mark its Bicentennial, a celebration in which the Library is deeply embedded. Concurrently, Alderman Library, built in 1938, is poised to undergo a major renovation project and this position will have a role in influencing the new design for the building, as well as responsibility for the provision and improvement of services during the renovation process.

Application review will begin on September 18, 2017.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to promote collaborative and forward-looking initiatives, services, and programs.
Knowledge of emerging information technologies and digital library initiatives.
Knowledge of research and scholarship in the arts and media, and developments in higher education.
Demonstrated commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective, creative, and flexible working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students.
Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills. A record of flexibility, creativity.
Commitment to diversity, mentoring and developing staff.

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