Head of the Education Library – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position Head of the Education Library.  The Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position which serves as Head of the Education Library, a library serving the College of Education at the University of Florida. The position is responsible for the development, coordination, and provision of the library’s programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Head, Education Library allocates resources and is responsible for the supervision and management of staff (one professional librarian and three fulltime support staff), facilities, and equipment. Additional responsibilities include planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative service initiatives to meet the evolving information needs of the University’s faculty, staff, and students. The position develops and manages the collections and facility to support research and instruction within the College of Education and related disciplines.   

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Head of the Education Library will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Education Library will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Head of the Education Library will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin on November 12, 2013.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outline on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

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

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