Friday, February 5, 2010

Associate Dean of Technology and Information Services

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader for the position of Associate Dean of Technology and Information Services. The successful candidate will be a member of the Libraries' senior management team and share responsibility for shaping the quality, character, and excellence of the Libraries and their services. Providing leadership in a team-based environment the person in this position will oversee library technology; web services; the library's ILS (Innovative Interfaces Millennium); technical services; electronic resource management; user services; and the libraries' service desk, provide leadership for transformational and effective user-centered services, lead the libraries in the adaptation and integration of leading edge technology , direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative tools, methods, and strategies to assure that the libraries are on the forefront of best practices in delivering services, ensure alignment between Technology and Information Services unit and overall library mission, goals, and values, and monitor and evaluate trends and developments relevant to academic libraries.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree; minimum of 3 years of administrative experience with evidence of a progressively increasing amount of responsibility; broad public service focus and commitment to user-centered services; proven record of introducing and managing strategic, innovative changes; evidence of creativity, innovation, and flexibility.

Applicants must have knowledge of library automation systems, information technologies, and computer applications in academic libraries.

This is a tenure track appointment and the incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of professional achievement, research and service commensurate with appointment at the associate or senior librarian level and with tenure.

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include health and life insurance. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply online, go to
and attach a cover letter, list of references and resume and/or CV. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Grand Valley State University is a nationally recognized public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. Recently ranked the top "up and coming" institution in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and selected as one of 158 institutions in the "Best in the Midwest" section of its Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region, the university attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities.

Grand Rapids is a metropolitan area in West Michigan with a population of over one million, rich in cultural amenities and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues. Grand Rapids was recognized in 2006 as one of "America's Top 100 Places to Live" by" In 2007, National Geographic named Grand Rapids a "Best Waterfront Town".

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