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University Librarian California Institute of Technology Closing Date: Open Until Filled Job Summary Caltech invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. This position is charged with the leadership of the Institute's library system and aligning library operations and services with the Institute's objectives and strategic goals. The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. The faculty investigates the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. Caltech aims to cultivate educational, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities for faculty and students while building a sustainable and vibrant organization, and expanding the resources needed to support discovery. In this environment, the library provides scholarly resources and advanced information services equipped to meet the evolving needs of the Caltech community in a timely, cost-effective manner. The University Librarian, a member of the faculty reporting to the Provost, provides overall leadership of the Caltech library system, which is composed of five libraries, digital repositories, the archives, and special collections, and is staffed by 22 librarians and other professionals and approximately 11 support staff members, plus student employees. Caltech seeks a seasoned administrator with exceptional managerial, leadership, and interpersonal skills to inspire and advocate for library-based programs. Job Duties * Organizes and communicates strategic direction for the library programs * Establishes and fosters the mission and vision of library services both on campus and within the library - Works with the Faculty Library Committee to facilitate communication and decision making - Serves on faculty committees to keep community aware of the library-based programs offered by the Institute - Initiates and participates on departmental or cross-departmental teams to address special projects or needs at Caltech * Collaborates broadly with campus, academic and library leadership internally and externally to maximize benefits from library services - Represents the library and its expertise and capabilities across the campus - Develops and ensures sustaining relationships with administrators, division chairs, faculty, research groups and centers, and staff and students to stay abreast of changes and gauge trends in the various campus cultures - Develops and balances print and digital collections keeping faculty and researcher productivity as well as curriculum needs in mind - Seeks out opportunities to collaborate with other libraries * Oversees planning, implementing, marketing, and managing of library initiatives and programs - Prioritizes library projects based on feasibility, use of resources and institutional impact - Ensures development and advancement of the library's digital information resources and technology including digital asset and data management strategies and policies for storage, preservation, discovery and access * Aligns and oversees resources, budget, space and staff to achieve program goals - Prepares and oversees library budgets and financial administration including gifts - Oversees overall structure and management of personnel including recruitment * Applies Institute's policies and procedures, including government regulations, regarding human resources, information resources, intellectual property, and vendor negotiation and contracting Basic Qualifications * American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters of Library Science (MLS) * A record of sustained scholarly and professional achievement * Significant expertise in the sciences or history of science and an understanding of the research environment * 10 years of progressive administrative and managerial academic or research library experience * Demonstrated ability to lead, evaluate and supervise professional level staff * Experience with administering a complex budget with competing demands for funds * Excellent communication and writing skills * Experience in presenting and instructing in individual and group settings * Demonstrated record of innovation and project management in libraries * Advanced understanding of digital technologies and trends * Skill in advancing digital initiatives and coordinating with information technology units * Excellent understanding of changes in scholarly communication practices Preferred Qualifications * Additional Masters and/or Ph.D. degree * Significant experience with digital repositories To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/370627 Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply. jeid-88781b4065f9171ac7d22e53df4729da

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