Associate University Librarian for Professional Development and Scholarly Communication, Hamilton, NY

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as Associate University Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Associate University Librarian assists the University Librarian with overall administration of the libraries particularly insuring that plans for the librariesa�� strategic initiatives are communicated to all library stakeholders and are well planned, implemented, and assessed. Additionally, this position provides leadership, vision, and management for two important areas: (1) develop and sustain the Colgate Librariesa�� staff and faculty library professional development program and (2) lead efforts to design systematic and sustainable approaches to scholarly communications outreach, manage the Digital Commons Repository, and design new services that support the broadest possible dissemination of scholarly output. Supports the Un iversity Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library management and public services. Two years of direct supervision of support staff and/or librarians. Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment. Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at

Application instructions can be found at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on October 21, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the Universitya��s educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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