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Dean of the Library
California State University San Marcos,
San Marcos, California

Dean of the Library - California State University San Marcos seeks an
exceptional, visionary and resourceful individual with the qualifications
and experience to serve as its Dean of the Library. The Dean will provide
leadership to further the role of the Library as an essential component of
the University¹s academic mission. As part of a comprehensive university
the Dean will lead the Library in its support of the academic development
of students into life-long learners, where students are active
participants in the learning process. The Dean of the Library will work
with the librarians to establish partnerships across the University and
within the community, as they contribute as faculty to the contemporary
learning environment in higher education. The Dean of the Library is
responsible for leadership, team-building, strategic planning, and
management within the Library, and fosters collaboration and the creation
of knowledge within the University community. In addition, the Dean of
the Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining a diverse and
inclusive workforce, and a curriculum that develops students¹
intercultural competence.
The Dean of the Library reports to the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs, and serves on the Academic Affairs Leadership Council,
an advisory body to the Provost. The Dean leads a library faculty and
staff of 40 and manages a budget of approximately $3.3 million. The
Library Dean position is classified as Administrator IV in the California
State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and serves at the
pleasure of the President.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience

* ALA-accredited master¹s degree or its equivalent plus five years of
progressively responsible administrative work experience in University
libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising
the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and
* Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
* Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

* Work experience in public higher education.
* Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and experience in a
collective bargaining environment and/or knowledge of the California State
University policies and procedures.
* Demonstrated commitment to and ability to advance the University¹s goals
in diversity and inclusive excellence, access, and educational equity in
higher education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership within and beyond the
Library, have a record of identifying and solving problems creatively, and
function effectively as part of a leadership team. In addition the Dean

* Demonstrate appreciation for the mission and vision of The California
State University system and for the California State University San Marcos
campus as comprehensive educational institutions;
* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher
education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information
literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the
technology of teaching and learning;
* Demonstrate strong, successful leadership and team-building skills, with
a proven ability to plan for and manage change;
* Have highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment
skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and
decision making;
* Have substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management, and
evaluation of programs and personnel;
* Demonstrate a strong understanding of the instructional role librarians
as faculty contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher
* Support professional development for the Library faculty and staff, and
the tenure and promotion processes for Librarians;
* Be a strong advocate for student success;
* Be able to work effectively with diverse populations and have a strong
commitment to access in library programs; and
* Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.

A complete, detailed job description is available at:

California State University San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, marital
status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition,
genetic information, sex, gender identity, gender expression or veteran's
status. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014. The position
is open until filled. Appointment will be for July 2014, or as soon as
possible thereafter. Salary placement will depend upon the candidate¹s
qualifications and depth of experience. The university offers an excellent
benefits program, including participation in the CalPERS retirement
To ensure full consideration, candidates are asked to submit the following
via email

* a cover letter including
* response to each of the points in the position description and
* reasons for interest in the position and in California State University
San Marcos
* a detailed resumé/curriculum vitae
* 3 references, including professional relationship, postal and e-mail
address, and telephone number

The successful candidate will be offered this position contingent upon a
satisfactory criminal background check.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reported under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon
execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty
to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite
to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment
being withdrawn.
This position is a ³designated position² in the California State
University¹ Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is
required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of
the Fair Political Practices Commission.
³Jeanne Clery Act and Campus First Safety Right-to-Know Law² Notification
See Police Department¹s website located at <>.
Employer Profile
In 1989, California State University San Marcos was founded as the 20th
campus in The California State University system, which now has 23
campuses. California State University San Marcos is a rapidly growing
University with a current enrollment of over 11,300 students and is
projected to continue to grow. The university is organized into four
colleges (Business Administration; Education, Health and Human Services;
Humanities, Art, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and, Science and
Mathematics). Current academic degrees offered include: 28 bachelors of
arts/sciences, 12 masters of arts/sciences/business administration, and 1 joint doctorate (Ed.D.).
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