Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vice Provost For University Libraries, University Librarian

The Vice Provost provides leadership for strategic planning, advancement and fundraising, coordination of libraries campus-wide, and policy direction for collections, personnel, public services, technical services, and facilities planning. The Vice Provost must be a collaborative, dynamic leader with a clear vision for developing and implementing strategic plans to sustain and enhance the role of libraries in the intellectual life of the university. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in academic library administration and clear understanding about how to create, preserve, and deliver library content and services to a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and outstanding service, and possess a vision for excellence in meeting dynamic needs of the university in the 21st century. Candidates must have a vision for respecting and advancing the role of information technology, teaching, learning, and scholarship at a major research university.

: MLS from ALA accredited library school; 10 or more years experience at a research or university library, including 5 or more years of administrative experience in a supervisory role; Ability to manage dynamic processes of change in large organizations; Demonstrated experience in fundraising, development and advancement of institutions; Demonstrated record of executive accountability, visionary leadership and innovation, fiscal management, advancing information technology in a library setting, and commitment to diversity; Proven experience in managing programs, budgets, and staff in a complex research library environment; Ability to exercise leadership in national and international information policy programs and initiatives with other libraries, organizations, and cultural institutions (e.g., Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and Hathitrust).

Additional Information
: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship institution within the University of Wisconsin System, is a major land-grant university committed to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries comprise one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Library services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System, which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and integration of campus library services. The General Library System, with a budget of approximately $24 million with $7.4 million dedicated to collections, administers fifteen libraries. The GLS involves approximately 225 full-time employees and its physical collections are among the largest in the country. For more information, see:

To Apply: For a complete job description and to apply, visit

For full consideration, nominations and applications should be sent ELECTRONICALLY to
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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