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Saturday, November 28, 2009

F/T - Dean - Barnard Library & Academic Info Svcs

Company: Barnard College
Category: Support Staff
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York


Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Barnard Library & Academic Information Services (BLAIS) provides leadership, management and planning for all aspects of library and academic information services that support the teaching, learning and research missions of the College.


1. Plans, coordinates and directs all services, facilities and staffing associated with library and allied information services. This includes:

a. All units of the Library, including Public Services and Reference, Collection Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Maintenance), Collection Development and Access Services;

b. Media Services and Sloate Media Center;

c. the College Archives; and

d. Educational Technologies.

e. 9 professional staff, 11 support staff and a large number of part-time student workers.

2. Determines overall policies and practices for BLAIS operations.

3. Works closely with the College's faculty and administration in formal and informal settings to ensure that library and academic information services support and enhance the curriculum. Chairs the BLAIS Committee and serves as a member of the College's Committee on Instruction, and other committees as appropriate.

4. Maintains communication with Directors at Columbia University Libraries to coordinate library and related academic information services as appropriate.

5. In collaboration with the Vice President for Information Technology, develops strategies for innovative approaches to the delivery and use of academic information services and technologies in support of the academic program at the College.

6. Develops and monitors the budgets for all BLAIS units and manages the Library's gift and endowed funds.

7. Works with Development and Institutional Support to identify or develop donor/grant opportunities.


* Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school.
* Operational experience with information service technologies in an academic environment.
* Minimum of 8 years of college/university experience in information services at the professional level required.
* Extensive experience in public services supporting undergraduate coursework and research projects.
* Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to manage staff and budget.
* Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate complex projects.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong service orientation.

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