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Job Title:Associate Dean, Content Management and Scholarly C
Employer:Kansas State University Libraries
Address:1117 Mid Campus Dr N
Description:Kansas State University Libraries ( seek a highly motivated and innovative leader for position of Associate Dean for Content Management and Scholarly Communications. The AD position is a full-time senior administrator that possesses an understanding of the changing landscape of academic libraries. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide leadership and expertise to refine and reposition collections and technical services in the context of emerging trends to meet evolving needs of the university community. The incumbent is expected to support equity and inclusion efforts in the libraries and university setting, showing the ability to work with a diverse population. This position, one of two associate deans, reports to the Dean of Libraries and directly supervises three department heads: Content Development/Acquisitions, Metadata/Preservation/Digital Initiatives, and Center for Advancement of Digital Scholarship.
Responsibilities:Areas of emphasis and main responsibilities include: • Provide library leadership through shared decision-making for library-wide planning, personnel decisions, resource management, organizational effectiveness, and program and policy development through active participation and collaboration with the Senior Administration Team and the Strategic Leadership Council. • Assist the dean with overall library administration, assist as requested with donor relations, represent the libraries at professional organization membership meetings and act in dean’s absence. • Analyze and plan for allocation of new resources or reallocation of existing human and financial resources to meet current needs and anticipate future priorities. • Develop holistic collection strategies in the context of emerging trends and new definitions of collections that ensure the libraries’ collection budget aligns with university priorities for teaching and research. • Promote growth of digital collections and ensure digital and print preservation of materials. • Support evolution of and advocate for the institutional repository (K-REX) and library publishing activities through New Prairie Press, and other opportunities for open access and scholarly communication issues. • Ensure access and discoverability of library resources through metadata best practices. • Improve and promote systematic assessment of collections and services within the Content Management and Scholarly Communications division. • Serve as the libraries’ representative on university councils as needed (e.g. Global Campus Advisory Committee, College Advisory Council for International Programs). • Provide mentoring, guidance, and empowerment to libraries’ faculty and staff with evolving work roles. • Contribute to the profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in relevant professional associations.
Minimum Qualifications:Required qualifications include: ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Sciences degree as well as a record of progressively more responsible supervisory, managerial, and administrative duties with demonstrated ability to support, mentor and develop faculty/staff, and work effectively with others in an academic/ research library or related environment.
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Type:Academic Library
Salary & Benefits:K-State Libraries aim to attract exceptional talent, and we offer competitive salary in recognition of responsibilities and experience.
Instructions:Visit for the full position announcement and instructions for applying.
Deadlines:Priority screening begins May 1, 2017
Contact:Michelle Bowen, Director, HR and Diversity
Date Added:2017-04-03 15:36:52
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