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Associate Dean of Curation, Publishing, & Preservation Services, University Libraries

Apply now Job no: 492723
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: Library


  • Master's Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated progression of increasingly responsible, relevant, and professional work experience, with a particular expertise and passion for the delivery of user-centered services and/or infrastructure;
  • Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead collaborative organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately;
  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the Libraries;
  • Demonstrated engagement in areas associated with portfolios;
  • Strong record of collaboratively working with all levels of library personnel, as well as stakeholders and students,
  • Experience with personnel development and management (faculty, staff, student and graduate student assistants, staff development, coaching, mentoring, supervision, hiring, etc.);
  • Strong commitment to user experience, with the ability to view issues from Libraries and university wide perspectives;
  • Evidence of partnership development and project initiation;
  • Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of focus;
  • Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness;
  • Strong comfort with creative ambiguity;
  • Evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for tenure.


  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, operational plans and large projects;
  • Experience with budget management;
  • Demonstrated facility with data analysis;
  • Demonstrated project management skills;
  • Experience in consortia and multi-institutional program development;
  • Experience in an academic library or research environment;
  • Experience in publisher and vendor negotiations and collaborations.

Discover the compensation package by reading the Compensation FAQ (, visiting the GVSU Wellness website (, or the GVSU HR site (

Learn more about the positions by reading the position descriptions for AD Curriculum, Research & Services ( and AD Curation, Publishing & Preservation Services (; 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Campus: Allendale

Department/Division: University Libraries

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at and click "Apply now". Include curriculum vitae; cover letter and a list of three references. The system will allow you to add your references on the application form. Feel free to contact Annie Bélanger (; 616-331-2621; @annie_belanger), search committee co-chair and Dean.

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