Associate Dean for Library Administration– University of Connecticut–Storrs, CT

Associate Dean for Library Administration

The UConn Library invites applications and nominations for an innovative, highly collaborative, thoughtful, nimble, and strategic leader for the Associate Dean for Library Administration (ADLA). In the coming year the UConn Library will begin a strategic planning process that will position the library to better support the university’s educational mission and ambitious goals for growth. As a member of the senior leadership team, the ADLA will help shape and then lead this transformation. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Associate Dean for Library Administration will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The Associate Dean for Library Administration reports to the Dean and, as a key member of UConn Library’s senior leadership team, ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and shares in responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for library operations and services. While each senior leadership team position has an individual area of responsibility, all members have responsibility for supporting a holistic library-wide approach to strategic planning and communication, and an environment of innovation and collaboration. Each team member is expected to lead through promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within UConn Library and the university. In addition, they serve as the Library’s representatives and advocates to relevant university, consortial, or multi-institutional groups.

The ADLA is responsible for providing overall direction and oversight of the central operational and administrative areas including finance, human resources and labor relations, library technology, communication and public outreach, administrative services, space planning and design, and planning and assessment. The ADLA collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the division and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services. The ADLA will act as the organizational representative for the Dean as needed.

The library administration division currently includes approximately six direct reports, twelve staff employees, and many student employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline.
Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience, with particular expertise in library administration functions.
Demonstrated leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities, the ability to influence and manage change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
Demonstrated interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for UConn Library.
Experience with supervision, staff development, mentoring, and personnel management.
Experience in finance and budget management.
Knowledge of library technology trends.
Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to be a leader in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UConn Library and the university.
Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in library technology management.
Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects.
Experience working in an academic or research library.
Evidence of scholarly publishing and research.

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of November, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at (reference search #2018709) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 2, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018709)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 2, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer

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