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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries
. The University seeks an experienced, innovative and dynamic leader to administer the University Libraries, working with the Provost, Deans, policymaking councils, and library faculty and staff to articulate plans for serving the educational and research needs of students and faculty. The Dean reports to the Provost and is a member of the Academic Officers. This 12-month position is available July 1, 2012. Salary is dependent on candidate’s qualifications and competitive with universities in the region.
The libraries employ an energetic and knowledgeable staff of 63 FTE and 70 part-time student assistants to provide excellent services in response to heavy demand from the campus community. Collections exceed 1.5 million bound volumes, with access to over 35,000 print and electronic journals, a federal and state depository collection, archives, and special collections. Librarians work closely with teaching faculty to offer a varied program of user education and information literacy instruction.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the heart of UM’s library system. The Mansfield Library, on the mountain campus, is a large 217,800 square foot, 5-story building, providing seats for 1140. It is open seven days a week for 110 hours during the academic year. It contains two electronic library classrooms and a 90-seat computer cluster as part of an integrated Information Center that also includes reference service, technical support, interlibrary loan, circulation, a full service copy center, and a multimedia center. Library resources in support of the UM College of Technology are located on the East Campus. Students and faculty at both campuses have access to all library resources and services. The Dean of Libraries also serves on a coordinating council with the leaders of libraries at other University of Montana campuses in Dillon, Butte, and Helena, MT. The University Libraries use the Ex Libris Voyager Library System, networked resources, and Web-accessible services that are available through remote access for all UM students, faculty, and staff.
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Successful applicants are required to possess an advanced degree in library science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program, and a record of scholarship and accomplishment appropriate to appointment at the rank of full professor. Additional required qualifications include: a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library, including significant administrative experience in budgetary and personnel areas; demonstrated skill in planning, leadership, and communication; significant experience with information consortia and other cooperative entities; and experience with emerging information technologies and library systems.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
An earned doctorate or second master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Innovative leadership in library applications of Information Technology; a strong record of developing extramural budgetary resources in support of research, teaching, service, and professional growth opportunities; demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse population; experience with student and faculty governance organizations as well as with community groups.