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Eastern Washington University seeks a Dean of Libraries who will provide a vision for the future of Eastern's Libraries and will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges. The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative understanding for balancing library traditions with the evolving role of academic libraries. 

Eastern's Libraries stimulate and support intellectual inquiry. They foster interactive relationships among faculty, students, staff and the community in the context of the mission and vision of the University. The Libraries serve as the focal point of University intellectual life by supporting academic endeavors including curriculum development, student research, instructional delivery, and development of critical inquiry. They provide special services to support faculty research and to stimulate a vital campus culture and life. The Libraries are in a period of change, with the establishment of a Learning Commons in the main library on the Cheney campus and the planned implementation of a shared Integrated Library System with the other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. 

*The Learning Commons is envisioned as a blended learning space that supports the entire student learning experience, including their technology needs, their collaborative learning needs, and their personal development. Cross-disciplinary and cross-curricular connections among University academic services and students help create knowledge communities to enhance student learning through integrative processes that allow for skill building, authentic practice, and reflection. The learning commons combines traditional library research services with writing help, peer tutorial programs, computing and technology support, individual and group study, and other services to support the processes of inquiry, analysis, understanding, synthesis, and the creation and expression of knowledge. The EWU Learning Commons' mission is to: provide a collaborative intellectual setting that inspires excellence in learning.

*The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 academic institutions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The mission of the Alliance is to strengthen member libraries through collaboration in order to support the work of our students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Alliance members join together to enhance our services, share our information resources and expertise, enrich and preserve our collections, and develop library staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing information environment. Among Alliance strategic initiatives is the implementation of a 21st century shared ILS. The Dean is a voting member of the Alliance Council representing EWU.

The Dean will exhibit a strong commitment to collaboration among library administration, faculty, staff, and students, and will be committed to developing the full potential of the library's human resources as well as strong functional relationships with other constituent groups. The successful candidate's management style will be open and collaborative, encouraging (enabling) library faculty and staff to experiment with new ways to develop, update, and deliver library services to both on-campus and off-campus users. Additionally, the Dean will support our commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive community for all its members. EWU seeks a Dean who offers professional or personal experience and interest in culturally diverse groups, diverse learning styles, and in the ability of higher education to contribute to a more just and inclusive society.

The Dean will be a key member of the academic leadership team as the University continues to serve a diverse student body with high-quality professional and liberal arts programs. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for all areas of Library administration, which include strategic planning, policy and program development, resource management, and utilization of emerging technologies. As a member of the Academic Affairs Council and Cabinet, the Dean participates in university-wide decision making and planning.

Candidates must have an MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent, along with a record of librarianship, scholarship, service and experience in administrative and fiscal management. Candidates must also offer a record of leadership to help ensure the Libraries comprise an essential component of the academic and intellectual life of the university, and a physical and virtual place to develop knowledge through access to the latest information and critical inquiry.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent 

2) Demonstrated record of librarianship, scholarship and service 

3) Administrative and fiscal management experience 

4) Record of leadership to help ensure the Libraries comprise an essential component of the academic and intellectual life of the university, and a physical and virtual place to develop knowledge through access to the latest information and critical inquiry 

5) Professional or personal experience and interest in culturally diverse groups, diverse learning styles, and in the ability of higher education to contribute to a more just and inclusive society. 

6) Demonstrated interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualification: Earned Doctorate or equivalent preferred (any discipline)


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<p><strong>Eastern Washington University seeks a Dean of Libraries</strong> who will provide a vision for the future of Eastern's Libraries and will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges. The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative understanding for balancing library traditions with the evolving role of academic libraries. <br /><br />Eastern's Libraries stimulate and support intellectual inquiry. They foster interactive relationships among faculty, students, staff and the community in the context of the mission and vision of the University. The Libraries serve as the focal point of University intellectual life by supporting academic endeavors including curriculum development, student research, instructional delivery, and development of critical inquiry. They provide special services to support faculty research and to stimulate a vital campus culture and life. The Libraries are in a period of change, with the establishment of a Learning Commons in the main library on the Cheney campus and the planned implementation of a shared Integrated Library System with the other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. <br /><br />*The Learning Commons is envisioned as a blended learning space that supports the entire student learning experience, including their technology needs, their collaborative learning needs, and their personal development. Cross-disciplinary and cross-curricular connections among University academic services and students help create knowledge communities to enhance student learning through integrative processes that allow for skill building, authentic practice, and reflection. The learning commons combines traditional library research services with writing help, peer tutorial programs, computing and technology support, individual and group study, and other services to support the processes of inquiry, analysis, understanding, synthesis, and the creation and expression of knowledge. The EWU Learning Commons' mission is to: provide a collaborative intellectual setting that inspires excellence in learning.<br /><br />*The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a consortium of 37 academic institutions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The mission of the Alliance is to strengthen member libraries through collaboration in order to support the work of our students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Alliance members join together to enhance our services, share our information resources and expertise, enrich and preserve our collections, and develop library staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing information environment. Among Alliance strategic initiatives is the implementation of a 21st century shared ILS. The Dean is a voting member of the Alliance Council representing EWU.<br /><br />The Dean will exhibit a strong commitment to collaboration among library administration, faculty, staff, and students, and will be committed to developing the full potential of the library's human resources as well as strong functional relationships with other constituent groups. The successful candidate's management style will be open and collaborative, encouraging (enabling) library faculty and staff to experiment with new ways to develop, update, and deliver library services to both on-campus and off-campus users. Additionally, the Dean will support our commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive community for all its members. EWU seeks a Dean who offers professional or personal experience and interest in culturally diverse groups, diverse learning styles, and in the ability of higher education to contribute to a more just and inclusive society.<br /><br />The Dean will be a key member of the academic leadership team as the University continues to serve a diverse student body with high-quality professional and liberal arts programs. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for all areas of Library administration, which include strategic planning, policy and program development, resource management, and utilization of emerging technologies. As a member of the Academic Affairs Council and Cabinet, the Dean participates in university-wide decision making and planning.<br /><br />Candidates must have an MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent, along with a record of librarianship, scholarship, service and experience in administrative and fiscal management. Candidates must also offer a record of leadership to help ensure the Libraries comprise an essential component of the academic and intellectual life of the university, and a physical and virtual place to develop knowledge through access to the latest information and critical inquiry.<br /><br />Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.</p><img src="https://rs.careerliaison.com/pixel/bsf7bck">
<p><strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong>:</p> <p>1) MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent <br /> <br />2) Demonstrated record of librarianship, scholarship and service <br /> <br />3) Administrative and fiscal management experience <br /> <br />4) Record of leadership to help ensure the Libraries comprise an essential component of the academic and intellectual life of the university, and a physical and virtual place to develop knowledge through access to the latest information and critical inquiry <br /> <br />5) Professional or personal experience and interest in culturally diverse groups, diverse learning styles, and in the ability of higher education to contribute to a more just and inclusive society. <br /> <br />6) Demonstrated interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.<br /><br /><strong>Preferred Qualification</strong>: Earned Doctorate or equivalent preferred (any discipline)href="http://www.Click2Apply.net/bsf7bck">Apply Here</a>
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