Colgate University Job Location: New York Date Created: 12-22-2017
Colgate University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Tracey Hucks who joined Colgate in July 2017, the University Librarian is a critical partner in and facilitator of the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships between students and faculty at Colgate.
In collaboration with a team of 35+ talented and dedicated Libraries faculty and staff, the new University Librarian will have a tremendous opportunity to build even further upon the Libraries' exceptionally service-oriented culture. In addition, the University Librarian will be asked to lead library faculty and staff in a process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of Colgate's libraries, both in terms of the libraries' role on campus and their relationship to the fast-changing world of information management.
Founded in 1819 and located in Hamilton, New York, Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts institution that aims to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their professors in a living-learning community. Unique for its size (297 full-time faculty-scholars and 2,922 undergraduates), Colgate offers both the intimacy of a college (9:1 student-faculty ratio) and the wealth of opportunities characteristic of a large university. Colgate's student body – which includes 22 percent domestic students of color and 11 percent first-generation college students - come from across America and from 74 countries.
Ranked as #6 in Best College Library by Princeton Review, Colgate's libraries include the Case Library & Geyer Center for Information Technology and the Cooley Science Library. The Special Collections and University Archives are housed with Case-Geyer and include the Conservation Lab and an in-house digitization lab. Case-Geyer holds over 600,000 physical items and an extensive digital collection. All of the library faculty and staff are united in their dedication to serving the academic mission of the University.
The ideal candidate for the University Librarian will hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience within an academic library setting. Because Colgate is committed to ensuring an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a diverse range of backgrounds can thrive, candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those who share Colgate's dedication to inclusivity and enact it in their personal and professional lives.
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It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law.
Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Colgate University is a member of the New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.