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Associate University Librarian, Content Discovery

  • Post Date:September 27, 2019
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    Employer Name University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA, USA
Job Description

Associate University Librarian, ContentDiscovery


The University ofNorthern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks a collaborative, visionary individual who isservice oriented as its new Associate University Librarian, Content Discovery.The person in this position will provide leadership and strategic direction forthe library’s Content Discovery Division, one of three library divisions. TheContent Discovery Division includes Access Services (including InterlibraryLoan), Cataloging and Metadata, Digital Scholarship, and Resource Management(Acquisitions, Collection Development and Assessment). The division contains atotal of 24 faculty and staff. The Associate University Librarian, ContentDiscovery reports to the Dean of Library Services.


This is a full-timetenure eligible administrative faculty position at the rank of AssociateProfessor or Professor. The successful candidate’s record must demonstrateprofessional accomplishments which will warrant this appointment. This positionwill be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction andproviding leadership for the Content Discovery Division; supervising andsupporting unit coordinators, other faculty, and professional & scientificstaff in the division; fostering an environment of collegiality, respect,trust, and teamwork that enables library faculty and staff to contribute to thegoals of the organization; monitoring and evaluating trends and developmentsrelevant to academic libraries in the areas of collection development andassessment, digital scholarship, electronic resource management, metadatadevelopment, and resource sharing; building productive relationships withinternal and external partners; serving as a member of the library’s ExecutiveManagement Team, sharing responsibilities for decision making, resourcemanagement, strategic direction, and policy development, and serving as amember of the Dean’s Advisory Group, a broader communication and discussion bodyfor library-wide initiatives and issues; and engaging in research, scholarship,and creative work.


The Library iscommitted to supporting the University’s commitment to student success,diversity and inclusion, campus vitality, and community engagement, as outlinedin its strategic plan. The library recently completed a strategic planning andre-envisioning process that emphasizes its integral role in student learningand success. It seeks to continue its contributions to enhancing teaching,research and scholarship, and service across the university.


UNI has a bold visionthat we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides anengaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seekfaculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to buildour national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of ourvision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion,sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with backgroundand interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joiningcurrent faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.


ALA-accreditedMaster’s degree in library or information science or international equivalentrequired.


Requiredqualifications include increasing responsibilities in positions relating tocollection, technical, digital scholarship, or access services; at least threeyears of experience managing or supervising librarians and/or staff in anacademic library; evidence of competence in strategic planning and projectmanagement in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated skills inleadership, oral and written communication, and creative problem solving;demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust,and teamwork; and record suitable for appointment at the Associate Professorrank or higher.


Preferredqualifications include demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trends incollection development and assessment, digital scholarship initiatives,electronic resource management, metadata development, or resource sharing;experience in effectively implementing new technologies to improve workflow andservices; experience with assessment and data-informed decision making; anddemonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Applicationsreceived by October 13, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit may be sent to Ellen Neuhaus at 319-273-3739 or [email protected] background checks required.


UNIactively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer.  The Universityencourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living withdisabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, nationalorigin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, orany other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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