Monday, March 11, 2013

Head of Academic Outreach

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Academic Outreach. The successful candidate for this newly created position will lead an expanding (currently eight) team of faculty librarians in a program of outreach and engagement across all academic units and interdisciplinary programs on the Monroe Park Campus.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services, the Head of Academic Outreach will collaborate with colleagues in the library, including the research and education division of the Tompkins-McCaw Library, and across campus to develop programs and services that focus on students and faculty, including creating and implementing an innovative Academic Outreach program directed towards undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the humanities, arts, business, sciences, engineering social sciences and public affairs.


Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline.  Direct experience providing discipline-based library services in a research library. At least two years supervisory experience.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.  Preferred:  Earned doctorate in a discipline represented at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Experience supervising librarians in the provision of library services.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $60,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at Review of applications will begin April 10, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-0151 (fax)

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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