Dean of Library Affairs - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

United States


Detailed Job Description

SIU Carbondale invites nominations and applications for Dean of Library Affairs. The Dean is the chief administrative officer of Library Affairs and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to bring a vision for the future that will inspire his/her colleagues to pursue a higher standard of excellence for teaching / librarianship, service, and scholarship. S/he should also encourage and lead the faculty, students, and staff to greater academic excellence. The Dean contributes to the University’s academic and development missions, including: enhancement and support of quality academic programs and scholarship / creative activity; strategic planning, budgeting, and program development; faculty and staff development; support for campus recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts; enhancement of SIU Carbondale's tradition of serving minority, international, first-generation students, and students with disabilities; resource development through fundraising and an increase in external grants. For the full position announcement please visit: .

The library services of SIU Carbondale are centralized in Morris Library. The Library holds almost 3 million volumes, 3.6 million microform units, over 30,000 current periodicals and serials, and a wide-range of electronic resources and databases. The Library’s main units are Information Services (Circulation, Geospatial Resources, Government Information, Periodicals and Special Formats, and Reference and Instructional Services), Support Services (Information Resources Management, Collection Development, and Systems), the Special Collections Research Center (Manuscripts Archives, Political Papers Archives, Rare Books, Records Management, and University Archives), the Center for Dewey Studies, and the University Press. As the center for access to academic information and collaborative learning outside the classroom, the Library provides assistive services to all students, faculty, and staff through its reference services, information literacy instruction, technical support, and geographic information systems; further, in its space, the Library hosts the University Honors Program, Writing Center, MathLab, Center for Learning Support and Testing Services, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, and the Greater Western Library Alliance. Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining. Additional information about SIU Carbondale and Library Affairs is available online at

Applicants must possess an earned master's in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent. A doctorate in library and/or information science or second master's degree is preferred. Applicants must have at least ten years of professional academic library experience, including at least five years in a position of significant upper-level administrative responsibility; an outstanding publication record and a demonstrated record and commitment to securing external funding; a distinguished record of teaching/librarianship, research/creative activity, and service consistent with the qualifications for appointment at rank of Professor with tenure in Library Affairs at SIU Carbondale; significant experience with current and emerging information technologies and trends in the profession; a demonstrated commitment to teaching pedagogy and student success through library services and programs; leadership ability in the integration of new technologies with traditional materials and services to fulfill the Library's mission; experience in budget, planning, personnel, student matters, and promotion and tenure review; and active participation in state, regional, and national library and professional organizations and activities. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills; the ability to articulate effectively the Library’s mission to students, faculty, alumni, external funding agencies, and other decision-making bodies; demonstrated ability to develop and sustain collegial and productive relationships with on- and off-campus constituencies, funding sources, and fundraising sources on behalf of the Library; and a commitment to high standards in education, cultural diversity, and equal opportunity.

The position is available January 1, 2016. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2015, or until filled. Applications must include a current curriculum vita, a personal vision statement for the position, and the name, address, phone number, and email address for five references. Send nominations, inquiries, and applications to: Search Committee for Dean, Library Affairs, Lynn Moore, Anthony Hall, Room 125, Mail Code 4305, SIU Carbondale, 1265 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901, Telephone: 618-536-5536. Email: This is a securitysensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a preemployment background investigation that includes a criminal background check. SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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Best if Apply By 9/1/2015