Central Michigan University
Provides leadership support for the Dean of Libraries in planning, budgeting, program development, assessment, marketing, personnel evaluation, and goal implementation for the Libraries; oversees all University Library service operations; works with the Dean and senior academic/university personnel, as required, in the coordination and alignment of the University Libraries’ services and programs with the University’s goals and priorities; represents the Libraries and the Dean in contacts with library constituencies and at professional meetings and events both on- and off-campus; serves as the
Libraries’ chief administrative officer in the absence of the Dean. This is a senior officer position in the University and, as such, the Associate Dean serves at the will of the President.
-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
Six years of professional academic library experience.
Four years of successful supervisory experience in an academic library at the department-head level or higher.
Excellent understanding of academic library trends and challenges in an environment of rapid change in technologies as well as in instructional and scholarly communication practices.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated experience in academic library program planning and implementation.
A record of programmatic initiatives and accomplishments indicating commitment to library service excellence.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Evidence of successful contribution to innovation in library services;
Additional advanced degree;
Demonstrated record of professional publications and/or evidence of professional activity/accomplishments.
Duties & Responsibilities
Leads and supervises University Library department heads and their respective departmental service functions including: Access Services, Acquisitions and Metadata Services, Documents on Demand, Collection Development, and Library Research and Instruction Services.
Advises the Dean on current developments in the major areas of academic library service.
Ensures and oversees review, assessment, and evaluations of current university library services; initiates new services.
Initiates and guides marketing efforts to promote knowledge and use of library services.
Ensures library-wide coordination for implementation of technologies.
Plays key role in recruitment of librarians and provides leadership in the personnel evaluation process.
Participates in program and budget planning and in the setting of library goals.
Oversees planning and execution of the annual acquisitions budget.
Serves as executive-level user relations officer in contacts with library constituencies.
Serves as the Libraries’ chief administrative officer in absence of Dean.
Participates in University-wide review and planning bodies.
Provides leadership in State and national library consortia.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others in our teams. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve leadership abilities and demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At
, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.
Message to Applicants
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
Staff Pay Level
Libraries - Dean's Office
Position End Date
Weekly Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.; evenings and weekends as required
Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.
offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online
and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.
Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field,
is a member of the
Division I Mid-American Conference.
Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.
Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.
, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community.
does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie
If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here
Open Until Filled
Check out everything CMU offers, whether you're a high school student exploring college options, transferring from another institution, interested in graduate programs, serving in the military and want to complete your degree, or returning to college as a working professional. Established in 1892, CMU is one of the nation's 100 largest public universities and offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. They include nationally recognized programs in entrepreneurship, journalism, music, audiology, teacher education, psychology and physician assistant