Position Announcement, Assoc. University Librarian, Oregon State Univ. Richard Sapon-White 18 Nov 1998 22:49 UTC
The following position announcement is being posted to several lists. Please excuse any duplication. Position Announcement Associate University Librarian (2 positions available) The Valley Library/Information Services Oregon State University Oregon State University invites nominations and applications for two Associate University Librarians. We are seeking applicants with strong leadership skills who are innovative, flexible, collaborative and committed to creating the library of the future. Associate University Librarians share in the overall administration of the University Libraries which consist of a main collection of over one million volumes in The Valley Library on the Corvallis campus and one branch library in Newport. The overall budget is $7 million with a staff of 35 librarians and 41 support staff. Upon completion of a $47 million renovation/expansion project in December 1998, The Valley Library will total 340,000 sq. ft. and offer state-of-the-art information services. Installation of an Innovative Interfaces Inc. system is currently underway. The University Libraries are part of OSU's Information Services which also includes the Communication Media Center, Central Computing, and Network Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarians are members of the Library's administrative management group. Associate University Librarians at Oregon State University have key roles in policy decisions, organizational planning and budget allocations. They are responsible for providing leadership and counsel regarding the future direction of libraries and library services. Each AUL will have a distinct portfolio: The AUL for Access, Collections and Technical Services will provide leadership in all aspects of collections management including selection, acquisition, cataloging and circulation. Skills in work flow analysis are highly desirable. The AUL for Public Services and Innovative Technology will have responsibility for providing leadership for reference and instruction services, special collections, government information and maps, ongoing digitization projects and the OSU Newport branch campus. Experience in assessing library services in relation to campus needs is highly desirable. Responsibility for budgeting, automation, grant writing and statistical analysis will be distributed between the two positions. As tenure-track faculty members, OSU librarians serve on committees and task forces both at the departmental and university level and participate fully in local, state and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent; record of research and scholarship; applied knowledge of the principles of library management and organization; demonstrated commitment to working with and through teams; ability to articulate how emerging technologies influence teaching and scholarship; excellent oral/written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and critical problem solving skills; and a passion for libraries. Employment Conditions: Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment; salary and rank commensurate with education and qualifications as they relate to each position with minimum salary at $56,000. Excellent benefits. Academic faculty members earn 15 hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave each month. Oregon State University is one of only ten American universities to hold the land, sea, and space grant designation and is one of two universities in the Pacific Northwest to achieve Carnegie Research I status. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 49,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 11,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 1,200 U.S. minority students and 1,800 international students. The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and provides a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders who are women and people of color. All are encouraged to apply. Application Procedure and Deadline: Submit a letter of application (addressing specific requirements for the position(s) of interest), current resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Melissa Maloney 121 The Valley Library Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-4501 Phone: 541/737-4632; FAX: 541/737-3453 For full consideration, apply by December 18, 1998. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.