Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries and Press
Oregon State University Job Location: Oregon Date Created: 05-25-2021
Search for the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries and Press
Oregon State University (Oregon State or OSU), a public doctoral research institution and Oregon’s land-grant university, invites applications and nominations for the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries and Press. This is a rare opportunity for a gifted and experienced library administrator to join a dynamic community of scholars, faculty, and staff at a significant moment in the history of the institution. The Dean will lead the Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) through post-pandemic operations, further centering the Libraries as physical and intellectual hubs on the campuses. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in positioning the Oregon State University Libraries and Press as a model for faculty collaboration, student success, and innovative knowledge management.
Composed of the Valley Library, the Guin Library in Newport, and a distinguished scholarly press, the OSULP offers robust library collections and services to help students, faculty, staff, and community researchers meet their academic goals, enrich their learning, and fortify their ties to OSU, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest. The Dean will be afforded the opportunity to chart a new path for the Libraries and Press, establishing stronger partnerships with university and community collaborators while upgrading technologies and enterprise systems. The Dean will inherit a dedicated and talented faculty and staff that is deeply committed to serving a diverse student body while continuing to generate impactful scholarly contributions. As Oregon State welcomes its community back to its campuses, the role of the OSU Libraries and Press as the academic heart of the institution has never been more important.
OSU’s main campus is located on 400 acres in Corvallis, Oregon, about 90 miles south of Portland. Oregon State has a growing second campus—OSU-Cascades—in Bend, Oregon, as well as the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, a new facility in downtown Portland, 14 Agricultural Experiment Station sites, and 36 county Extension offices. Its presence extends to every one of Oregon’s 36 counties and it provides online education worldwide through its highly-ranked Ecampus. Oregon State continues to experience strong enrollment growth. The university enrolls approximately 33,000 students, over 23,000 of which enrolled at the main campus in Corvallis. OSU is one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant designations.
The Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries and Press is a central figure at the university, working closely with administration, other deans, faculty, students, staff, and community members to enhance knowledge access and management across the university. To be successful, the ideal candidate will address a set of key opportunities and challenges, listed below and detailed in this document. The Dean of Libraries and Press will:
- Establish and execute a vision to raise the prominence and impact of OSULP across the university;
- Further center the Libraries as physical and intellectual hubs;
- Continue to ensure transparency and accountability in budget management and resource allocation;
- Center issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in OSULP’s culture;
- Further enhance partnerships with schools, colleges, and student success units;
- Continue to develop, demonstrate, and support best practices for data management, preservation, accessibility, and privacy across campus;
- Advocate and build relationships on behalf of OSULP on campus, in the community, and in other professional settings.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: http://www.imsearch.com/7887.
Julie Filizetti and Joe Kralick
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.