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Monday, December 7, 2009

F/T - Dean of Univ. Libraries - LIU


Long Island University's Libraries are transforming from 20th century repositories to 21st century portals. At this critical juncture, Long Island University (LIU) seeks a leader to serve as Dean with the vision, energy and experience to work collaboratively with faculty and other internal and external constituencies to effect this transformation successfully. He/she also will play a University-wide role in the development and implementation of digital library capabilities and information technologies to support teaching, learning and research.

The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for all areas of library management including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, policy and program development, collection development, public and technical services and facilities planning. He/she reports to the University's Vice President for Academic Affairs.

LIU's Libraries span two major residential campuses (one in downtown Brooklyn, New York, and the other in suburban Long Island) and four smaller regional campuses in the New York metropolitan area, constituting a single, integrated system serving approximately 22,000 students and over 1900 full-time and part-time faculty. With a faculty and staff of over 100, the annual Libraries budget exceeds $12 million.

The successful candidate will have a compelling vision of the future for LIU's Libraries, strong leadership skills, at least five years of senior library administrative experience, strong communication skills and the capacity to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and other constituent groups. Additional qualifications include an MLS or an MLIS from an ALA accredited institution; a record appropriate to an appointment at senior faculty rank; a record of effective strategic planning and implementation; demonstrated knowledge of emerging library and information technologies and trends in higher education as they affect library services; and evidence of effective budgetary and personnel management. The salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The desired starting date is September 1, 2010. Application materials must include a letter describing interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of five references who may be contacted only after the candidate's approval.

Applications received by December 31, 2009 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Nominators and candidates are urged to submit materials by e-mail utilizing Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Materials should be submitted to Dean Francis Bonsignore, Search Committee Chair, at

Long Island University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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