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Dean for the University Library

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Humboldt State UniversityDean for the University LibraryJob #7593 Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the stateHumboldt 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. THE INSTITUTIONHSU is a primarily residential campus located 280 miles north of San Francisco in the rural redwood coast region of California. HSU is the northernmost campus in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and serves 8,000 students. Excellence in undergraduate education is HSU’s foremost goal, and the campus community is committed to environmental responsibility and social justice. HSU’s hometown of Arcata is a vibrant and welcoming community filled with music, art and festivals.  THE LIBRARY ENVIRONMENTThe HSU Library has a total annual budget of approximately $3.6 million, including $670,000 for information resources. The Library contains almost 560,000 monographs, provides access to more than 150 electronic full-text and citation databases and 99,000 electronic books, and is a selective United States federal depository for government documents. In addition to its main monographic and periodicals collections, the Library has significant holdings of compact discs, DVD’s, curriculum materials, children’s literature, maps, and photographs. Special Collections and Archives, with its Northwestern California regional focus, maintains significant collections and a strong digital presence with a strong track record of grant funding. The Library uses the ExLibris Voyager integrated library system and OCLC to support its core bibliographic mission. The Library personnel roster includes 24 library personnel, 8 library faculty and approximately 9 FTE of student assistants. SALARY AND BENEFITS  The Dean for the University Library is a full-time, twelve-month Administrator IV-Range A position.  Salary is based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  This position is covered by the CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP).  Under this plan, the incumbent is subject to normal management reviews and serves at the pleasure of the University President.  This plan also provides an excellent benefits package.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAn 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. APPLICATION PROCEDURESQualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:• Letter of interest with a summary of qualifications; • Current curriculum vitae or resume; • An Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/447279 ; • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four individuals who can provide current assessment of the candidate’s professional qualifications for the position. Additional materials may be requested. Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: LibraryDean7593@humboldt.eduIn letter of application, please refer to Job #7593. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to: Search Committee for Dean of the University Libraryc/o Lura Holtkamp, Search Support StaffOffice of the ProvostHumboldt State UniversityArcata, CA 95521LibraryDean7593@humboldt.eduAPPLICATION DEADLINEThe preferred starting date for this position is July 1, 2014. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 4, 2014. Early response is encouraged.Humboldt State University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA Employer. Applications from and nominations of qualified women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged. Humboldt State University hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States.This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Humboldt State University. This requires the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. Visit the Conflict of Interest webpage for additional information. http://www.calstate.edu/hrs/policies/policies_conflictofinterest.shtmlIt is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Any reference in this announcement to required period of experience or education represents full-time activity. Part-time experience – or activities only parts of which are qualifying – will receive proportionate credit.Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. California State University is in the process of revising its systemwide policy on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect. All CSU employees who are hired on or after the effective date of the revised policy will be required to sign and submit a form prior to commencing CSU employment to acknowledge their reporting obligations. Employees will also be expected to complete a web-based training. Human Resources will inform the successful candidate when the new policy is issued and of reporting obligations .jeid-dfff376ce68ec8ddb9d3eb879d446290

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