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Dean of Library Services

Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, GA

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Position Title:Dean of Library Services Job Category:Faculty Department:Library - 6010110 Division:Academic Affairs Required Documents:Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2 Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, the Dean of Library Services is responsible for the administration of the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center, Georgia Gwinnett College’s campus library. Chief among this position’s responsibilities is the provision of leadership and vision in the execution of the Library's development to expand access and enhance learning in support of Georgia Gwinnett College’s Mission. The Dean is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the Library's operations including its personnel, equipment, material resources, technologies, facilities and space. This is a faculty ranked position.


  • Provide vision and strategic planning to move the Library forward
  • Manage, supervise, and mentor Library personnel in the various library operations and provisions of services
  • Manage the Library's annual budget
  • Manage the Library's communications and public relations
  • Oversee development and establishment of Library policies and procedures to meet campus teaching and learning needs, and to support student retention and graduation rates
  • Manage the Library's material and digital resources and collections
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:



  • ALA accredited or BOR approved Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science
  • Minimum of 7-10 years academic library experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • Minimum of 3-5 years senior level library administrative experience


  • Demonstrated expertise in the knowledge and function of information services, especially in the academic setting
  • Extensive knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in higher education, with understanding of implications that they will have for the academic library environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated leadership abilities to initiate and manage change, implement policies, and develop internal/external partnerships
  • Strong management skills, including demonstrated organizational, planning and supervisory skills, the ability to manage multiple responsibilities, and the ability to build quality teams
  • Commitment to a teaching/learning environment and to the team/collaborative concept


  • Demonstrated experience in developing collaborative relationships with campus and external partners/ stakeholders

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends). Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt
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