Position Announcement: Library Director, San Jose State University Rosemary Thorne 02 Feb 1999 18:22 UTC

San Jos� State University
Announcement of Position Availability
University Librarian


San Jos� State University invites nominations and applications for the
position of University Librarian.


The successful candidate will provide the University with strong and
creative leadership in the areas of collections, library services and
effective management of about 75 professional librarians and
paraprofessional staff.  The University Librarian is responsible for
maintaining and strengthening community ties and pursuing external

 The University Librarian will also have a major role in the proposed
Joint Use Library with the City of San Jos� expected to open in the year

Candidates should have a commitment to diversity.


* Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
required; an earned doctorate in a subject area preferred;
* Eligible for tenure as library faculty and/or in School of Library and

Information Science;
* Minimum of five years in academic library positions of increasing
* Experience with, awareness of, and sensitivity to the educational
goals of a multi-cultural population and active participation in expanding
educational and professional opportunities to populations currently
underserved or underrepresented;
* Effectiveness in working with community leaders in a multi-cultural
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse campus
community, both orally and in writing;
* Scholarly, professional, or creative achievement;
* Proven administrative experience, including academic planning and
development, personnel, information technology, and fiscal management;
experience with building planning is highly desirable;
* Ability to work well in a system of shared governance;
* Ability to provide academic executive leadership in a collaborative
and collegial manner.

San Jos� State University is California's oldest institution of public
higher learning.  The campus is located on the southern end of the San
Francisco Bay in downtown San Jos� (population 800,000), hub of the
world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development
center.  SJSU enrolls approximately 27,000 students and has about 750
tenured or tenure-track faculty.  The University library, with an annual
budget of $5.5 million, has more than one million volumes plus extensive
collections of electronic resources, periodicals, maps, and recordings.
SJSU is a member of the 22-campus California State University, the largest
public senior postsecondary education system in the nation. The region
enjoys an excellent year-round climate and has convenient access to many
of California's popular natural, recreational, and cultural attractions.

The University is entering into an agreement with the City of San Jos� to
construct a library building on the campus that will house the University
library and the City's main library.  The University and the City will
retain their own library organizations and the University Librarian and
the City Librarian will serve as co-managers of the joint facility which
is scheduled to open in 2004.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic
officer of the University.  Academic programs are delivered by faculty in
the various departments and schools, which are organized into eight
colleges.  The University Librarian reports to the Provost, as do the
eight college deans, the Dean for Continuing Education, four associate
vice presidents, and the Director for Academic Services.

The position is available July 1, 1999 with the exact date of appointment
negotiable.  Salary is competitive, dependent upon the qualifications and
experience of the successful candidate, and the benefits package is

Candidates should send a letter of application, a complete curriculum
vitae, and a list of five references to the address below.  The candidate
screening process IS EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 1999 and applications must be
received by that date in order to receive full consideration.  However,
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send
applications or nominations to:

        University Librarian Search Committee
        C/O Office of the Provost
        San Jos� State University
        One Washington Square
        San Jos�, CA  95192-0020


San Jos� State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, age, disability, disabled veteran's or Vietnam Era veteran's
status. This policy applies to all SJSU student, faculty and staff
programs and activities.  Questions regarding this policy should be
directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, One Washington Square, San
Jos�, CA 95192-0003, (408) 924-1115.  SJSU is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Reasonable accommodations are
made for applicants with disabilities.

Rosemary Thorne
Head, Reference and Instructional Services

Clark Library                              e-mail:  thorne@sjsu.edu
San Jose State University          phone:  (408) 924-2827
1 Washington Square                  fax:  (408) 924-2701
San Jose, CA  95192-0028