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Dean of Libraries

Dean of Libraries

University of Virginia Job Location: Virginia Date Created: 12-01-2015

The University of Virginia invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries.

The University of Virginia is a distinguished public institution enrolling students and attracting faculty members and staff from throughout the nation and the world.  A vigorous, modern institution, it is animated by the forward-looking spirit of its founder, Thomas Jefferson. Its eleven Schools, many ranked at the top of their fields, offer some 230 degrees for 15,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students.  Its research programs and Medical Center enjoy national prominence.  The total budget is $2.59 billion, and the endowment is now greater than $6 billion.

The University Library includes twelve facilities, in addition to specialized libraries serving the Darden School, the Health Sciences, and Law. Additionally, the Library offers digital resources, specialized labs, and other services to support research and scholarship at all levels. These services include: Collections; Data Services; Digitization & Computing; Reference, Consultations, & Classes; Rooms, Equipment, & Reservations; and Scholarly Communication Services. The Dean of Libraries is the chief administrator of the Library and oversees 212 staff members and a $33 million budget.

UVA seeks an accomplished professional with significant administrative experience in a complex academic library system who can provide leadership in combining traditional library functions with modern information technology. The successful candidate will understand faculty and student cultures, possess a strong record of scholarly achievement, and exhibit leadership in contemporary library planning, fundraising, and assessment.

The Dean's span of responsibilities includes Alderman Library, housing the humanities and social science collections, and separate libraries serving specific disciplines, including science and engineering, music, fine arts and architecture. Planning is in process for a major renovation of the Alderman Library.  The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library includes the University archives and more than 16 million manuscripts and rare materials for which the University is internationally known.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications by January 4, 2016 to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Anne Koellhoffer, Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

For more information, visit the University of Virginia’s website at www.virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. To fulfill this commitment, the University administers its programs, procedures and practices without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information and operates both affirmative action and equal opportunity programs, consistent with resolutions of the Board of Visitors and with federal and state requirements, including the Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2014).

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