#002-19 DEAN OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)
The University of Guam seeks an Administrator who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.
The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for the overall administration, planning and development of the RFK Memorial Library and the RFT-Micronesian Area Research Center, and reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. The Dean provides leadership in coordinating campus-, island-, and region-wide access to information resources. The Dean is a member of the University’s Administrative Council, and serves in other administrative service functions.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
Major duties and responsibilities shall include, but will not be limited to, the following:
- Provide leadership in coordinating campus-, island-, and region-wide access to information resources.
- Promote the mission and strategic plan of the University.
- Develop plans and policies collaboratively with library staff personnel, Senior Vice President, and/or campus constituents.
- Coordinate with library personnel and campus constituents on the assessment of student learning of core competencies, including information literacy and co-curricular learning.
- Develop policies, plans, and programs collaboratively with MARC personnel, Senior Vice President, and/or regional stakeholders that help to preserve regionally-significant historical records and promote a scholarly exchange of ideas about the Micronesian region.
- Develop policies and plans collaboratively with MARC Cultural Repository personnel, campus constituents and regional stakeholders for the operation and management of the Guam Cultural Repository.
- Monitor the Guam Cultural Repository’s compliance with local and federal regulations related to the proper care and protection of cultural resources and historic collections.
- Participate as a member of the University’s Administrative Council, Academic Operations Committee, Research Council, and other administrative service functions.
- Enforce library policies, budget management and community relations.
- Collect and analyze statistical data to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the University’s Library and RFT-Micronesian Area Research Center.
- Prepare, administer and justify budgets, including requests for additional funding that reflects changes to the University’s Library, RFT-Micronesian Area Research Center, and University’s academic programs.
- Review and approve expenditures and regularly track expenditures against the approved budget.
- Maintain a continuous and successful record of scholarly activity, teaching and grantsmanship.
- Pursue applicable avenues of research and develop strategies for RFT-MARC public relation activities in local, regional and international arenas.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs.
Minimum: Earned doctorate in a social science discipline, e.g., library science, anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, political science, etc., from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent AND an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an accredited institution. Three (3) years of relevant administrative and supervisory experience in academic library of comparable size utilizing current technological and telecommunications applications, including formulation and enforcement of library policies, budget management, and communication relations. Experience in academic and research administration. Understanding of current and broad trends and issues in higher education. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of regional accreditation. Knowledge of continuous improvement processes. Good report writing skills. Good interpersonal, teambuilding, and leadership skills. Good quantitative and analytic thinking skills.
Preferred: Five (5) years’ substantial and progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in an academic library or an earned doctorate from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Record of research and publications. Successful experience with securing and administering external funding through grants and/or private contributions. Proven ability to articulate and implement an imaginative, flexible vision that incorporates an understanding of the changing scholarly use of information resources and services. Experience in an academic library environment with innovative technologies and Internet telecommunication capabilities. Experience in working with multicultural populations. Knowledge of the University of Guam. Experience in the Western Pacific region of Micronesia.
Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Margaret Hattori-Uchima, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment.
Applicants must provide police and court clearances to verify that they were not convicted of any crimes connected to the position applied for and were not convicted of any crimes that prohibit employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence to include county and state clearances. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.