Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dean of Libraries

The Dean will be a key member of the academic leadership team as the University continues to serve a diverse student body with high-quality professional and liberal arts programs. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is responsible for all areas of Library administration, which include strategic planning, policy and program development, resource management, and utilization of emerging technologies. The Dean is also responsible for developing an effective and collaborative team of Library faculty and staff, as well as strong functional relationships with other constituent groups.

The Dean will provide a vision for the future of Eastern’s Libraries, and will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges. Additionally, the Dean will support our commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive community for all its members.

Candidates must offer an MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent, along with a record of librarianship, scholarship, service and experience in administrative and fiscal management. Complete candidate qualifications are detailed on our web site at

Applications should include a letter describing interest and qualifications, a vita or resume, and the names and telephone numbers of five references. All materials will be held in strictest confidence. References will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Materials should be sent to: Dean of Libraries Search Committee, 314 Showalter Hall, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004. Position to begin July 1st, 2010, or as soon thereafter as possible. Eastern is an EEO/AA employer.

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