Dean of Library Services

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Dean of Library ServicesRequisition # 51922If you seek information or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at [email protected] or call (319) 273-2422. For deaf or hard-of-hearing use Relay 711.

Position Basics
Position Title: Dean of Library Services
Job Category:
Institutional Official
Type of Position: Tenure Eligible
Full Consideration Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Advertising Started on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
College: Library
Department: Library

Position Details
Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Calendar Year
Position Description:
The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is seeking applications for Dean of Library Services. This position provides proactive leadership to advance an innovative and forward-looking vision of the library, which includes the UNI Museum and the HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services (IRTS) located in the Schindler Education Center. The Dean of Library Services is responsible for all aspects of library administration: coordinates fundraising efforts in conjunction with the UNI Foundation; develops strong collaborative relationships within the library, the University, and the external community that advance student learning and success; understands the evolving role of academic libraries and trends in higher education; facilitates the integration of appropriate and emerging technology; works in partnership with the University’s academic leadership; advances the library’s central role in the strategic goals of the University; creates and maintains an inclusive and diverse environment; oversees hiring, promoting, and evaluating faculty librarians; fosters the professional growth and development of all library staff; and serves on the Deans Council and the Academic Affairs Council.
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Education Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required.
Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include at least five years of successful administrative experience in a higher education library setting; significant fiscal/budgetary experience; proven ability to develop and maintain relationships across the library, university, and larger community; evidence of commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; evidence of successful collaborative projects; demonstrated outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening; and evidence of continuing scholarship, research, and professional participation warranting tenure at the minimum rank of Associate Professor.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated advocacy of the role of the library in meeting the changing needs of all university constituencies and in building partnerships to meet those needs.

Online Application Required Documents
Required Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Professional References:
Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References: 3
Cover Letter:
A plain text cover letter is required.

Contact Information

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Jim Wohlpart - [email protected]
Seerley Hall 20
Phone: 319-273-2517




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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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