Sunday, October 14, 2012

Assistant Head, Research and Information Services Department

JOB SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Head, Research & Information Services (RIS) Department, the assistant department head oversees a unit within the RIS department, which is responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of information and research support services to the Northwestern University community. This newly conceived unit, devised as a key component of the re-visioning of library’s public services division (PSD), will work in collaboration with other library and campus units to design and deliver general and discipline-specific information and collections-related services to facilitate the research, teaching, and educational mission of the University. The assistant head directly supervises three full-time librarians and one library assistant. For more information about this position, go to

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. At least four years of experience working in an academic and/or research library setting; experience with general reference. Supervisory experience; proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with new technologies, including web and mobile applications; ability to coach users and staff on technological matters. PREFERRED: Flexibility; ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment; reading knowledge of a language other than English; experience with management of an information service point.

TO APPLY:  Send letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, electronically to Applications received by October 26, 2012 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

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