Dean, Library & Learning Center Services
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the future of the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants; and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs.
Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.
To qualify for this position, you must:
-Have a Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or its academic equivalent.
-Have progressive experience in academic/research/special library administration including at least 5 years at a senior administrative level.
-Have a well-informed understanding of research libraries and the rapidly changing world of higher education.
-Have a proven track record of implementing change in a library setting, including management of change in the areas of information technology, library service, and online learning.
-Have experience planning or managing a learning/information commons or teaching/learning center desirable.
-Have extensive experience in long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation, and assessment of library services.
-Have demonstrated experience managing library services and programs to support research and scholarship; making strategic decisions/recommendations by assessing and prioritizing user needs, applying operational knowledge, analyzing problems, writing policy, managing project and program implementations, and managing resources.
-Have experience with library or learning center/information commons program evaluation and assessment.
-Have experience supervising with proven ability to lead a senior management team.
-Have the ability to lead timely, collaborative, and data-driven planning and decision-making processes.
-Have demonstrated communication skills, including proficiency in maintaining collaborative relationships and effective interactions in the library as well as with students, faculty, college deans, information technology leaders, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders in a rich multicultural environment.
-Have a demonstrated commitment to professional growth and to encouraging development of diverse and talented library and academic support staff.
-Have broad knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies. Knowledge of learning management systems and other instructional technology desirable.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.
NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, three onsite fitness facilities, and the opportunity to telecommute. To find out more, go to https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
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