Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery — Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

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Montclair State University seeks a creative and collaborative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery at the Harry A. Sprague Library. Reporting to the Dean of Library Services. and serving on the administrative team consisting of the Dean, Associate Dean for Research, Teaching & Engagement and the Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery, the Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery shapes all aspects of collections and discovery for Sprague Library.

While each Associate Dean position has an individual area of responsibility, both support holistic library-wide approaches to strategic planning and communication and an environment of innovation and collaboration. The Associate Dean assists with all aspects of library management and planning. Associate Deans are expected to lead by promoting teamwork. diversity, and inclusiveness within the Library and the campus. In addition, the Associate Deans serve as the Library’s representative and advocate to relevant university, consortia. and multi-institutional groups. The Associate Dean serves as an ambassador and advocates for the Library with University constituencies, and with state, regional, and national organizations. The Associate Dean leads a team of librarians, professionals, and support staff to develop, assess, improve and promote user-focused resources and services to the university community. The division is tasked with all aspects of collections management, as well as maintaining access to, and security of. the physical library. The library is revising its content strategy, balancing questions of access versus ownership, and seeks to re-imagine the collections to serve the University community best. The successful candidate will have experience in navigating a changing environment, motivating and leading teams. cultivating partnerships, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

The Library is a member of Lyrasis, PALCI, and VALE.

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