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Head Arts Humanities Media

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Temple University

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Description The Head of Arts, Humanities and Media leads a subject specialist librarians unit in the exploring, planning, delivering, assessing and continuous refinement of forward-looking services. Seeks out teaching and research partnerships in support of students and faculty in the arts and humanities in a rapidly evolving university environment. Provides leadership, vision and initiative for embedding unit members in the discipline specific programs of the university. Fosters an environment that promotes exploration and implementation of new approaches to reference, research, instruction, and outreach services that support creative practice, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and working with data that is unique to the arts and humanities. Guides development of unit members by identifying priorities in light of evolving information technologies, professional practice, library-wide strategic initiatives and University academic programs. Monitors, supervises, and evaluates unit members. Coordinates with Collections Unit Leader to ensure development of collections in the arts and humanities. Collaborates with Heads of the Business, Social Sciences & Education and STEM Units, as well as the Learning and Student Success Unit Leader, for the strategic integration of library services into the curriculum in support of student academic success. Collaborates with Communication and Outreach Administrator to promote library services and coordinate outreach to the academic community. With other unit leaders, coordinates policies and activities of the Academic Engagement and Service Delivery group with those of other University Libraries (UL) units and with established UL objectives. Contributes to the formulation of Libraries-wide policies and procedures and to the definition of goals and priorities. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and five years post-MLS experience in an academic or research library system including supervisory and reference experience. An academic degree in the arts and humanities or prior experience with liaison services and collection development in a related discipline. Two years of demonstrated experience leading and supervising professional librarians providing research, instructional and liaison services. Required Skills and Abilities: *Knowledge of contemporary research and instruction practices in research libraries. *Excellent oral and written communication skills. *Evidence of ongoing professional growth and awareness of current\/emerging trends in librarianship. *Strong customer service orientation; understanding of user experience methods; ability to motivate others to deliver excellent customer service. *Ability to work within a collaborative environment in a research university setting, and a cross functional team-based environment in a library. \u00a0 Preferred:\u00a0 Evidence of strong planning and project management skills. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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