Monday, September 17, 2012

Dean of the University Libraries

Adelphi University invites applications for the dean of the University Libraries. Adelphi University is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs, this co-educational University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 45 states and 43 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

As an integral part of the educational experience, the Adelphi University Libraries are an invaluable resource primarily for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the broader community. Located at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan, Hauppauge and Hudson Valley Centers, they offer an extensive range of print, online and digital materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research. The Adelphi University Libraries’ mission is to play a vital role in the instructional, research, cultural and student life programs of the University by providing high-quality library and information facilities, resources, technology and services in correlation with the mission and vision of the University.

Reporting to the provost, the dean of University Libraries oversees all library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, fiscal preparation and management of a $6.5 million budget. The dean also oversees the library faculty and the libraries’ teaching role within the University community. The next dean will chart a course for the institution to thrive in a period of profound transition for academic libraries and must be entrepreneurial and proactive to ensure the Adelphi University Libraries remain at the forefront of this change.   The successful candidate will have experience enabling her/him to lead in a premier academic setting, including seven to 10 years of senior-level academic library management experience, a familiarity with the library faculty model, and a record of scholarship and publication appropriate to an appointment with tenure.

All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Complete application packets should include a formal letter of interest and a CV.  E-mail applications and nominations to:

Ken Kring, Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International
1835 Market Street, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Adelphi University is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from minority and female candidates. Adelphi is an AA/EEO Employer.

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