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Dean of the University Library

Dean of the University Library

University of Connecticut Job Location: Connecticut Date Created: 08-16-2017

Dean of the University Library

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the University Library. UConn invites candidates who have a comprehensive resume of success in library administration, and who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience that will enable them to provide strong leadership to a research, educational, and outreach enterprise across multiple campuses to consider this exciting and challenging opportunity. For the past decade, the University has been on a remarkable journey of expansion and growth as a public research university. By every measure from student diversity to research grants, UConn has enhanced its standing. Today, UConn is a top university, ranked among the top 20 public research universities nationwide. As the chief executive officer for the University libraries, the Dean will set the standard of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the University’s libraries, archives, and special collections. 

The Dean will provide vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership for the libraries, working with talented and accomplished librarians, staff, faculty, and students to meet the University's educational mission and ambitious goals for growth. The Dean will create an environment and community that supports expert practice and research and assure that the University’s libraries continue to serve their faculty and students with programs of the highest quality and effectiveness. Supporting the University’s research mission, the Dean will help advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including supporting interdisciplinary opportunities. The Dean will also assure that the libraries play a strong role in community outreach. The Dean will be the public voice of the libraries, promoting initiatives within UConn and across the state and region. In pursuing these responsibilities, the Dean, who reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, will work collaboratively with senior administrators and academic leaders across the University.

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized, strong, self-assured, entrepreneurial leader able to infuse UConn's libraries with a sense of pride, purpose, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as a leader committed to the search for knowledge, a deep understanding of the needs of a research university, strong experience as a seasoned administrator, and the ability to imagine new possibilities for UConn's libraries, archives, and special collections. 


Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by September 25, 2017.

Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Connecticut  in this confidential search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners

Shelley Sullivan Feather, Library Practice Leader and Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com

Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

Email: shelleyfeather@greenwoodsearch.com


For more information about University of Connecticut please visit www.uconn.edu.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations

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