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Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources

Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources

Gonzaga University Job Location: Washington Apply By: 01/03/2020 Date Created: 11-25-2019

Job Summary

The Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources will provide leadership to the Foley Library in all aspects of collection development, collection management, and information access within a rapidly evolving and increasingly digital scholarly communication environment. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively within the library and across campus to develop and implement innovative approaches to aligning the management of the library’s collections budget; the development of digital, print, and archival collections; and promotion of open access and open educational resources with teaching, learning, and research at Gonzaga. The Associate Dean will have direct oversight of a team responsible for acquisitions, metadata management, and digitization services, and provide guidance to liaison librarians in the selection of resources for the library’s collections. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative and creative approaches to managing collections at the local level while also developing new models that leverage local, regional, and national partnerships.


Essential Functions

• Develops and implements collecting and fund management strategies in alignment with the University’s needs and the library’s strategic directions.

• Promotes open access and open educational resources

• Employs evidence-informed methods for allocating collections budgets and making collections decisions

• Engages in collaborative models for collection development and management that leverage local, regional, and national partnerships.

• Participates in library-wide administrative decision making, including budgetary and policy decisions.

• Plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of a shared vision and plan for the Foley Library that contributes significantly to the mission and objectives of the University.

• Provides leadership for and direction to library departments, committees, and groups to effect a user-focused agenda in support of teaching, learning, and research

• Provides administrative oversight for acquisitions, metadata management, and digitization services

• Provides guidance to liaison librarians in the selection of resources for the library’s collections

• Advocates for library initiatives, services and partnerships by developing strong relationships with University faculty and administrators.

• Engages in professional activities at the regional and/or national level with library and/or higher education organizations

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or in a relevant discipline or professional area

• 7+ years’ demonstrated successful, progressively responsible professional experience in an academic library or research environment, with significant experience supervising staff, delegating responsibility, and mentoring

• Demonstrated experience with allocating and managing collection budgets, including endowment funds

• Demonstrated interest in or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion through professional or community experience.

• Demonstrated experience working in collection development and knowledge of trends in publishing

• Demonstrated experience working with Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and intellectual property rights

• Demonstrated understanding of metadata management and technology issues related to collection development, management, and information access

• Demonstrated willingness and ability to lead and participate in organizational change, innovation, and healthy risk taking

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