DATE ENTERED: March 22, 2019
POSITION: Dean of Library Services
LOCATION: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: 4/5/19

Working Title:     FA352-Dean of Library Services
Role Title:     Faculty-Administrative
Posting Number:     1040627

About Norfolk State University:     Norfolk State University (NSU), through exemplary teaching, scholarship and outreach, transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating life-long learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens.

Position Summary     
NSU invites applications for the position of Dean of Library Services. Reporting directly to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the Library and provides leadership and strategic direction for the University’s Lyman Beecher Brooks Library; and articulates a vision for the library that supports the University’s mission through strategic planning, identifying, developing and assessing information technology and information resources and services.

Central to the academic and research mission is the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library. The Library is approximately 136,000 net square feet, featuring a three story modern state of the art building, allowing for advanced technology integration

Job Description
In leading this department and setting innovative goals, incumbent:
1. Presides as the administrator for all library operations, including budget justification and allocation, preparation and expenditures; assessment of user services and resources; personnel management; and physical condition of all library structures and infrastructure.
2. Participates in library and University-wide committees with the objective of making library programs responsive to University goals.
3. Maintains delivery of prompt and quality library services to meet the needs of a diverse and non-traditional student population.
4. Directs the planning, development, management and preservation of various collections to meet the present and future informational needs of students, faculty, and staff.
5. Collaborates with consortia members to develop and promote partnerships with local, state, and national libraries.
6. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library services to support the University’s mission.
7. Meets with Library Coordinators, library committees, and Library staff to develop and implement programs, policies, and services for the University community.
8. Formulates policies, articulating a vison of the role of the library, strategic planning, budgeting, allocating resources, and supervising the library faculty and staff.

EEO Statement
NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:     
1. Must possess a Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited school; a doctorate degree in a related discipline is preferred.
2. Considerable progressive experience, generally equivalent to a minimum of 10 years, successful working in management and administrative capacities in academic libraries.
3. Documented experience supervising the work of others, setting performance standards, and leading and setting measurable attainable departmental goals.
4. Demonstrated experience with budget management.
5. Demonstrated comprehensive experience with technology based applications such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office, and library technology resources.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of all operational components of libraries, including technical services, collection development, access services, and reference and library infrastructure systems.
7. Skill in fostering cohesive communication efforts, in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing, to university and public bodies, with varying levels of understandings of subject matters.
8. Demonstrated experience developing library resource programs based on the needs of an agency, with focus given to cutting edge and emerging technologies.

How to Apply for this Job:     
Applications must be submitted online at
1. Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material.
2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications.
3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the “Job Close Date.”
4. Applicants who list “see resume” or “see Curriculum Vitae” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration.
5. NSU conducts background checks on all candidates identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.
6. NSU utilized Form I-9 and E-Verify to validate eligibility for employment.

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