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University Librarian (JOB# 10653)

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University Librarian (JOB# 10653) Arizona State University Arizona State University seeks a national leader in academic libraries and information resources for the position of University Librarian to begin July 1, 2014. Directly reporting to the University Provost, the University Librarian will develop and implement a vision for the multiple libraries on four campuses at Arizona State (ASU), an entrepreneurial knowledge enterprise generating $405 million in annual research expenditures and educating over 75,000 students, including PhD students across an extensive range of traditional and interdisciplinary academic programs. ASU Libraries serve the largest university in the nation, including a large and growing number of students online and at locations outside of the metropolitan Phoenix area, including a physical location at Lake Havasu City. Currently numbering around 10,000 students, ASU’s online enrollment is projected to reach 30,000 students by the end of the decade. As a member institution of the Association of Research Libraries, we seek a University Librarian who will develop services and collections for the rapidly changing world of information. ASU seeks to lead, not to follow, and the successful candidate for this position will have an opportunity to shape the future of American research libraries. The ASU libraries consist of Hayden Library, the Noble Science and Engineering Library, the Architecture and Environmental Design Library, the Music Library, and the University Archives on the Tempe campus; the Fletcher Library on the West campus; the Library on the Polytechnic campus; and the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus. The University Librarian also works with the Law Library as appropriate. More information about the ASU libraries is available at http://lib.asu.edu. As a model of a New American University, ASU is committed to excellence, access, and impact. Read more about ASU at http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about. Specific Responsibilities of the University Librarian: • Establish a shared vision that advances the University’s Design Aspirations and the University Libraries’ mission. • Develop and implement a strategic plan to promote the vision. • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in scholarship and pedagogy. • Develop strong and collaborative relationships that move the libraries toward excellence in meeting the constantly changing needs of the academic community. • Communicate internally and externally regarding the University Libraries. • Develop productive relationships with Deans, the Provost, President, and other University administrators. • Insure that technological advances are utilized appropriately to advance the evolving service and collection responsibilities of the libraries. • Work with library and department heads to improve services and increase efficiency within the libraries. • Foster professionalism, diversity, and a positive work/learning environment in the University Libraries. • Recruit, retain, and lead librarians and staff members of high quality. This position is a full-time, fiscal-year, benefits-eligible academic professional with continuing appointment as defined by the ASU Academic Affairs Manual (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd507-06). Minimum Qualifications: • Masters in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited library school • Professional record commensurate with appointment as Librarian with Continuing Appointment • 10 years of experience in a research library including five years of administrative experience • Demonstrated record of strong, visionary leadership and fiscal management • Evidence of ability to be an effective executive in a complex organization • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds, styles, and interests Desired Qualifications: • Doctoral degree To apply, please send—as a single PDF—a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references to George Justice, Dean of Humanities and Chair of the University Librarian Search Committee, at UniversityLibrarianSearch@asu.edu. Inquiries other than application status can be directed to George Justice, Dean of Humanities and Chair of the University Librarian Search Committee, at George.Justice@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin March 17, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University encourages and supports diversity among applicants and employees. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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