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Humboldt State University
Dean for the University Library
Humboldt State University (HSU) is looking for a dynamic and energetic Dean for the University Library with the leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills to lead a planning effort to re-imagine its library for the future. This planning effort will include an integrated Library Commons with a focus on how best to re-design the Library, including its space and services, to improve student success. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for leadership of Library faculty and staff, strategic planning, budget administration, the development and ongoing assessment of Library programs and services, the effective use of technology, the integration of services into University instructional programs, facilities management, and management of Library fundraising efforts. The Dean serves as chief spokesperson for the Library at all levels and collaborates with other CSU library deans on system-wide initiatives.
An earned American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, from an accredited college or university required at the time of appointment.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
• Commitment to serving the needs of diverse populations, including traditionally underrepresented students and disabled students;
• Successful and substantial record of increasingly responsible administrative and financial leadership in an academic setting, including strategic planning, budgeting, and assessment experience;
• Experience in effectively managing personnel, including recruitment, evaluation, and professional development;
• Commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce;
• Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills;
• Understanding of new and emerging trends in libraries;
• Experience with library resource sharing, consortia, and/or other cooperative ventures;
• Evidence of effectively working in academic settings in which the scope of work is shaped by collective bargaining agreements, shared governance, and fostering trust and communication with faculty, staff, administrators, and students;
• Record of scholarly and professional achievement appropriate to the rank of a tenured full librarian in the California State University system;
• Record of success in gaining extramural funding (e.g., research or program development grants, contracts, or advancement campaigns), or in supporting those who do; and
• Earned terminal degree.
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