Dean of Library

Job description

Job Title: Dean of Library
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1545
Job Summary

The Dean shall be responsible for effectively managing and coordinating all library operations and activities.


In reporting to the Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for:

Directing the planning, development, and on-going activities of the Access and Electronic Services, Reference and Instructional Services, Technical Services, and University Archives units of the library.

Developing, managing, and maintaining a print, non-print, and electronic collection that will support the academic programs of the University at the appropriate levels.

Preparing, allocating, and monitoring an annual budget in accordance with the policies of the University and the USG.

Recruiting, managing, and evaluating library personnel who will effectively carry out the library’s mission.

Implementing a program of effective resource sharing and interlibrary cooperation on a local, statewide, and national level.

Promoting innovative and traditional methods of information dissemination.

Assessing the library’s role in an academic community.

Providing staff development opportunities for library faculty and staff.

Representing the library with internal groups such as Academic Affairs Council, Administrative Council, and the President’s Extended Cabinet.

Representing the library with external groups such as the Regents Academic Committee on Libraries, the ARCHE Library Council, and other local library/archives programs.

Additionally, in working with the Provost, the Dean shall work effectively with the administration and faculty in:

Formulating policies and procedures for the effective utilization of the library by all segments of the University community.

Developing and evaluating academic and technological resources that will be used in support of instruction.

Ensuring that the focus of the library’s materials and resources parallels the University’s instructional focus by working cooperatively with teaching faculty through the Library Liaison Program.

Ensuring effective communication with other relevant University units.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program.

Proven track record of effective resource management (i.e. collections, budget, personnel, etc.) and experience with library planning and renovation.

Expert knowledge of traditional library functions, emerging technologies, and trends in higher education that impact libraries.

Demonstrated professional library experience with progressively responsible positions in librarianship.

Experience with and understanding of assessment practices in higher education and libraries.

Experience developing and maintaining effective partnerships with other libraries, consortia, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional graduate degree, Ed.D. or Ph.D., in Library and Information Science or Educational Leadership.

Involvement with professional associations and activities at the local, state, regional, and, if possible, national levels.

Experience with fundraising or grant-writing.

Required Documents to Attach

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities of the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of the candidate’s leadership philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work, and contact information for three current references.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at (678) 466-4230, or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Posted: 1/2/2019
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