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Senior Associate Dean

The Georgia Institute of Technology Library invites applications for a strategic-thinking, innovative leader with strong knowledge of the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. The Senior Associate Dean must be a change agent who will help lead the library through successful implementation of the collaboration with Emory University Library, the transformation of library services, and the renewal of the library buildings.

He/she will serve as a key leader for coordinating library operations by working closely with the associate deans, department heads, and team leaders. The incumbent will play a major role and have a high level of responsibility for the library’s strategic initiatives, including the Georgia Tech Library Renewal, user engagement, strategic communications implementation, and information technology and development (IT&D). This leadership position is a member of the Library's Leadership Team and reports directly to the Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Works with the Dean in the overall administration of the Libraries and plays a key role in the management and coordination of library operations. Serves as primary Library administrator in the absence of the Dean
    • As a member of the Libraries' senior management team, participates in the development of a shared vision for the Libraries that contributes to the mission of the Institute; serves as a change agent supporting the Library Renewal initiative and the building of a shared college with Emory University Library
    • Serves as a key leader in the management and coordination of the Library Renewal Project, one of the Libraries’ current strategic initiatives; the goal of the initiative is to redesign the main library spaces and services to match the changing needs of the 21st century learners and researchers
    • Advocates for Libraries' initiatives, services, and partnerships by developing strong relationships with Institute faculty and administrators; able to articulate a clear vision for the role of the academic research library in a rapidly growing and changing environment

    Responsible for leading several departments, including:

    • Information Technology and Development– provides strategic oversight of the function, ensuring an integrated and innovative implementation of services to support library services and collections access
    • Communications – manages the development of an internal and external communications strategy to support the dynamic communications needs of the Libraries, including print, digital, online; also includes Marketing and Events
    • Faculty and User Engagement – provides strategic oversight into the development and implementation of an engagement strategy for the 21st Century Research Library, including library services and faculty outreach
    • Other strategic initiatives – based on the Libraries and Institute needs
    • Embraces ambiguity in a changing environment and is committed to continual professional development, improvement and learning
    • Participates in Libraries'-wide budget decisions, including budgeting to the strategic plan

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience managing operations in a library environment or higher education environment. Experience in an academic research library preferred.
  • Experience in supervising/managing employees; demonstrated ability to support, mentor, and develop staff and faculty as well as to work with diverse groups within the Libraries and across campus
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of strategic planning, budget planning, and introducing and managing change
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills; demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Active scholarship and professional service sufficient for appointment at Librarian III or Librarian IV

Application Process:

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and cover letter to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/AgNmFH.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Director, Library Service Center

(A collaborative partnership between Georgia Tech and Emory University)

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University libraries are jointly creating a shared library collection and services for faculty and students in both institutions. Part of this collaboration involves constructing and operating a state-of-the-art, high-density, environmentally controlled facility. The Library Service Center (LSC) will receive, store, retrieve, and scan materials; distribute materials both electronically and physically; provide a reading room for research and reading.

The overall operations of the LSC will be managed by the Director who will be responsible for establishing and monitoring operational strategies and priorities in alignment with both the Georgia Tech and Emory University library goals. The collaboration between the Georgia Tech and Emory libraries, as it applies to the LSC, is governed by the EmTech Board. The LSC Management Advisory Group (LSC Management Group), which is appointed by EmTech, is responsible for the administration of the LSC. The Director will work collaboratively with both the LSC Management Group and the EmTech Board.

If the Director has a graduate degree in an appropriate field, (s)he will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the Georgia Tech library and subject to the review and promotion process for all Georgia Tech librarians and archivists. As such, the incumbent will have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service.

Position Description:

The LSC Director will have responsibility for a wide range of strategic visioning, operational, and management duties.

  • In partnership with the EmTech board and the LSC Management Group, develop an operational plan for the LSC which incorporates the strategic goals and objectives of both Georgia Tech and Emory University
  • Provide financial and budgetary oversight of the LSC; work with financial managers from both institutions to ensure monetary and fiscal policies and procedures are established and adhered to
  • Work collaboratively with Georgia Tech and Emory University librarians, faculty and staff, and internal and external stakeholders to establish and execute collection and service goals
  • Establish procedures and processes to manage and facilitate the collection transfers between the LSC, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, including developing service and workflow strategies between the various facilities and enhancing access to collections
  • Develop processes and procedures to effectively manage collection transfer operations, ensuring timely accessioning of incoming materials while minimizing disruption of access to materials for patrons
  • Develop operational strategies to ensure the stored collection is maintained and available for current and future use; partner with Security/Facilities to ensure appropriate disaster planning and risk management strategies are in place; ensure the LSC operations meet all requirements for the basic long-term preservation of physical materials in all formats
  • Manage vendor relationships; begin pre-negotiation process with vendors as appropriate
  • Provide leadership for LSC staff, setting goals and expectations as well as participating in the hiring and evaluation of staff performance; organize and manage staff and resources to ensure the effective management of the LSC and the meeting of service goals
  • Develop best practices and standards relating to high density storage facility operations and services; engage in scholarly research on the topic; share learnings with the library community

Work Environment:

The Library Service Center is located on Emory University’s Briarcliff campus. The facility will store library materials on high-bay, mobile shelving at heights up to 40 feet tall. The storage environment is maintained at optimal preservation set points of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 35% relative humidity. Materials are moved throughout the facility utilizing a combination of book trucks, dollies, pallet jacks and man lifts. The Director usually works in an office environment; however, (s)he should not be afraid of heights and must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. on occasion, as well as maintain certification on man lift operation.

For operational purposes, LSC employees will be employees of Georgia Tech; accordingly, compensation, benefits, and other human resources policies and procedures are governed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and seven years of relevant work-related experience
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing financial management and oversight
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of library preservation activities; experience assessing and evaluating library or similar workflows; demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards
  • Experience in large-scale collection management or inventory control
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency of higher educational internal and external stakeholders, including the ability to manage vendor relationships
  • Ability to lift a 50 pound box to a height of 5 feet; willingness to obtain and maintain certification in man lift operation
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.; a green card holder, citizen or have a work authorization card (no sponsorship will be provided)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a research library
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated understanding of process design and process improvement tools and techniques

Salary and Rank:

Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time faculty appointment.

If interested in this position, please submit your curriculum vitae (CV) / resume and cover letter to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library’s Human Resources department by using the following link: https://goo.gl/JsghYg

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Student Employment

Interested in working at the Georgia Tech Library?
Fill out the Library Student Employment Application

  • Your application will be distributed to various departments within the Library based on the need for student assistants. 
  • We will contact you if we have a suitable employment opportunity.
  • Scheduled hours vary by department; weekend or evening hours may be required.
  • In some departments, students are asked to work during semester breaks.


Duties may include:

  • Shelving and retrieval of materials.
  • Use of the Library's online catalog system for circulation of materials.
  • Photocopying of articles from journals and magazines.


Qualifications: Basic typing skills are preferred; attention to detail is required; excellent customer service skills are essential.

 

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