Thursday, September 1, 2011

Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication

Oregon State University Libraries
Oregon State University Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library leader to join the organization’s senior leadership team.  The Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication will shape the Libraries’ digital library strategies as they advance the development and communication of scholarly research and further the University’s goal of becoming a top ten land-grant institution. As a member of the senior management team, the AUL for Research and Scholarly Communication will contribute to long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, budget formulation, and allocation of resources in support of the Libraries’ mission.  He/she will work with department heads to identify and implement the strategic directions for the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, Emerging Technologies and Services, University Archives, and Special Collections.  The AUL must demonstrate a strong commitment to the collaborative development and implementation of innovative digital and web initiatives and services that respond adroitly to all users’ evolving needs as researchers and scholars.  
OSU Libraries has nearly 2 million volumes and vast digital resources including ScholarsArchive@OSU (the 4th ranked single-university repository in the U.S.), internationally recognized digital collections like the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library, and an agile development environment which has produced the LibraryFind™ metasearch application, the Library à la Carte Content Management System and other digital initiatives to serve the university’s 24,000 students, faculty scholars and researchers, and the public.  OSU Libraries is a member of the Orbis/Cascades Alliance of Northwest universities and colleges, which has a total of more than 9 million holdings.
The OSU Libraries’ Special Collections include the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers as the cornerstone for collections on the history of science and technology in the 20th century.  University Archives collections record the history of OSU and include the Oregon Multicultural Archives, which documents the lives and activities of ethnic minority communities in Oregon; and extensive collections pertaining to natural resources in Oregon and the Northwest.  

Required Qualifications:
  •   MLS from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent.  
  • Minimum of seven years increasing responsibility in an academic or research library.
  •   Applied knowledge of the principles of library management and organization.
  •   Experience with budget operations and strategic planning.
  •   Knowledge of new information technologies, evolving models of scholarship, and the presentation of services in the Web environment and the ability to articulate how these influence teaching, learning and scholarship.
  •   Strong record of scholarly publication, research and national participation in professional societies suitable for appointment as associate professor
  •   Demonstrated commitment to service to all constituencies.
  •   A record of accomplishment in dealing with change and mentoring and coaching staff at all levels including successful experience supporting tenure-track faculty.
  •   Experience in working with state and/or regional consortia.
  •   Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  •   A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
  •   A demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively.
  •   Experience managing and administering digital library initiatives and services.
  •   Experience with assessment and evaluation techniques, especially as applied to programs and services relevant to position responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:
  •   Additional graduate degree.
  •   Experience working with special collections and archives.
  •   Experience participating in a library fundraising and development program, engaging with new and ongoing donors and providing stewardship information to major donors

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation: Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.  The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community and actively recruits and retains a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. 
Employment Conditions:
Full-time, 12 month, annual tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent medical, dental, and life insurance; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply).  This position earns 15 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave each month.
Application Procedure and Deadline:
Submit a letter of application that addresses qualifications and interest in the position, current resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to:
For additional information or problems submitting, please contact:
Sonya Arnold

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Oct. 10, 2011.
Oregon State University is an AA/EO employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

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