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    Posted: 18/Jul/2018 at 9:44pm
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky

Dean of the Library


Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Library. Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. Northern Kentucky University is a dynamic, metropolitan, state-supported university with a solid record of academic excellence, located in a vibrant region with a flourishing economy. The University is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and is 7 miles (10 minutes) from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, the hub of a metropolitan area of nearly 2M residents. The University serves over 14,000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Informatics, Health Professions, and Education and Human Services, and the JD in the Chase College of Law. The University's core values include a commitment to being learner-centered, publicly engaged, and easily accessible for students across the life span. For additional information, visit https://www.nku.edu/.

Responsibilities:

The Dean is the chief administrator of the W. Frank Steely Library, reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Academic Affairs Council and Deans’ Council. The Dean provides vision, leadership and resources for an experienced and knowledgeable Library faculty (22) and staff (20) and the Center for Innovation and Technology in Education (CITE), the university’s academic technology unit. The Dean manages a budget of approximately $4 million; oversees and coordinates all library services, planning and fund raising, represents the University locally, regionally and nationally, and coordinates efforts to improve user access to materials through a variety of delivery options. The Dean provides leadership for Steely Library’s two academic programs, the Bachelor of Science in Library Informatics, and the Continuing Education Program in Library Science. The Dean also collaborates with the Friends of Steely Library by serving as a board member to support fund raising and development.

Qualities and Qualifications:

•     MLS from an ALA-accredited school (additional advanced degree desirable).
•     At least five years administrative experience, showing progressive successful responsibility in library administration (academic libraries preferred).
•     Demonstrated ability to develop, supervise, and maintain productive and collaborative relationships within the library and beyond and to foster this ability in others.
•     Demonstrated effective decision-making abilities.
•     Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•     Proven understanding of emerging technologies and directions in academic library management.
•     Successful budgetary management skills and experience with the development of private support.
•     Proven understanding of online learning and the support thereof.
•     Demonstrated understanding of the library's mission in a growing metropolitan university.
•     Demonstrated success in fund raising.
•     Record of scholarship and the ability to support the same in others.
•     Strong advocate for library amongst university campus and greater community.
•     Demonstrated ability to lead with a sense of humility, compassion, and transparency.   
•     Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

This position has faculty rank and is eligible for tenure at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Salary and benefit package is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information on Northern Kentucky University may be found at its website: https://www.nku.edu/about.html. More information about the Steely Library may be found at https://inside.nku.edu/library.html.

Procedure for Candidacy

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2018, and recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Applications (including a cover letter and C.V.) should be submitted at http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/7019. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by August 15, 2018.

Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Professor John Schlipp, 859-572-5723.

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Any candidate offered this position will be required to complete a thorough pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.


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