New Vacancy – Assistant Head of the Education Library, Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Assistant Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of the library’s programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. Leadership and guidance for staff and student assistants are key functions of the position in addition to planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative services to meet the evolving information needs of the University’s faculty, staff, and students. These services include instruction, web-based resources and special projects such as collection reviews, as well as working closely with faculty in the College of Education and related disciplines in developing and managing the collections and facility to support research and instruction.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assistant Head for 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 Assistant Head will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to 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 April 28, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 8, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

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