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Head of Information Services Department, Assistant or Associate Professor

Posted by: Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Library, Georgia Southern University

Posted date: 2016-Dec-15

Location: Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Head of ISD and Assistant or Associate Professor is a member of Henderson Librarys senior leadership team that is responsible for decision-making, resource management, strategic direction and development of policies for library operations and services within a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The Head of ISD plays an important role in advocating for the Library to campus constituencies, consortia, and regional and national organizations. The Head of ISD will be expected to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job Title Head of Information Services Department, Assistant or Associate Professor
Start Date July 1, 2017
Library/Institution Name Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University
Salary $68,000 minimum
Certification Required? No
City Statesboro
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
Earned ALA-accredited masters in Librarianship or foreign equivalent.
Minimum of five years of significant, progressive management and supervisory experience in an academic library reference department.
Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to interact effectively with all internal and external constituencies, and to work collegially in a shared governance organization.
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
For consideration of associate professor rank: a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Experience with strategic planning, project management, assessment, resource allocation, staff recruitment and management within an academic library.
Experience with new information technologies, evolving models of scholarship, open access, open data, and open educational resources.
Experience with current issues and best practices in delivering reference, research, instruction, collection development, and liaison services in academic libraries.
Application Instructions A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. W. Bede Mitchell, Search Chair, Search #67456
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