Bates College invites nominations and applications for the
position of Vice President for Information & Library Services
and College Librarian (VP-ILS).
Founded in 1855, Bates College (www.bates.edu) is a private, highly
selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in
the liberal arts and is consistently ranks in the top 20 of the
nation’s liberal arts colleges. Bates is recognized for its
inclusive social character and progressive tradition, and is
rightly celebrated as one of the first U.S. institutions of higher
learning to admit women and people of color. Bates is located in
the twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn on the Androscoggin River in
Reporting to the President, the VP-ILS provides strategic and
operational direction to College leadership and constituents on all
aspects of information technology and library planning, program,
and resources. As the leader of an integrated library/IT
organization that enables excellence in teaching, learning, and
research, the VP-ILS collaborates with key leaders across the
campus in the development of shared goals; in the delivery of
innovative, client-focused, and financially sustainable information
and technology solutions and services that support the work of all
faculty, students, and staff; and in advancing the priorities of
the recently adopted Institutional Plan. The VP-ILS serves as the
College’s chief information officer and as a member of the
College’s senior staff. As the College Librarian, the VP-ILS is a
voting member of the Faculty.
Bates seeks a professional with senior-level leadership
experience in information technology and library services
encompassing strategic planning and guidance, project planning,
budgeting and management, and process development, and who has
demonstrated experience building community and consensus.
Candidates will have at least 10 years in information technology
and/or library services management, ability to prioritize projects,
demonstrated capacity to assess and develop the talents and
expertise of staff, and familiarity with the latest developments in
advanced technologies and information systems in higher education.
A bachelor’s degree is required, as is evidence of continued
scholarship and/or professional accomplishment in librarianship,
computer science, information science or a related field. An
advanced degree is preferred.
Bates College has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support
the Vice President, Information & Library Services and College
Librarian search. Please contact Katie Dean, Associate Partner,
to apply or to learn more. All communications will be managed
Bates College is strongly
committed to sustaining a culture of diversity and
Women and members of minority
groups are encouraged to apply.