[Access-ip] Position announcement: Brown University Library
Trevor A. Dawes
tdawes at princeton.edu
Fri May 14 11:21:55 CDT 2010
The Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services
(AUL/ROS) leads the Brown University Library in developing vibrant
user-focused research and outreach services. Reporting to the University
Librarian, the AUL/ROS articulates the direction and oversees the
implementation of a comprehensive set of enhanced library services
including the thorough integration of scholarly resources into the
academic life of students and faculty. These services and resources will
engage and support the academic community at Brown and help shape the
evolving research and teaching mission of the University.
Leading a team that includes approximately 15 scholarly resources
librarians who have reference, research, outreach, and collection
development responsibilities, the AUL/ROS must be an experienced manager
with a strong commitment to customer service and assessment and be able
to work effectively with library constituents to develop innovative and
relevant information services that incorporate current technologies. The
AUL will foster collaborative alliances within the Library as well as
with faculty and other groups on campus to further the University's
teaching and research mission and must be comfortable working in a
diverse environment. As a member of the Library's senior administrative
team, the AUL/ROS will play a lead role in library-wide planning and
evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions. The AUL
will represent the Library in matters relating to research and outreach
services at the regional, state and national levels and is expected to
keep abreast of the same.
* ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent in experience,
training and practice is required. An additional graduate degree (Ph.D.
or subject masters) is preferred.
* The successful candidate should have at least 5 years of
progressively responsible management experience in an academic library.
* Knowledge of issues and trends in teaching and assessment
methods and instructional design; demonstrated initiatives in program
development and implementation.
* Evidence of successful leadership in the innovative and
effective use of scholarly resources and emerging technologies.
* Ability to facilitate change and to work within a collegial
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication
skills; strong analytical and decision-making skills.
* Demonstrated problem-solving ability and the ability to
prioritize multiple projects and demands.
Brown University, founded in 1764, is a leading Ivy League institution
with a distinctive undergraduate academic program, a world-class
faculty, an outstanding graduate program in the arts and sciences, a
successful medical school, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous
interdisciplinary study. A commitment to diversity and intellectual
freedom has remained a hallmark of the University since its
The Brown University Library is one of the nation's oldest and most
distinguished research libraries. The Library contains more than 6
million items, including bound volumes, periodicals, maps, sheet music,
digital objects, and manuscripts, in addition to a large and growing
body of electronic resources. Six principal facilities comprise the
university library system: the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown's
primary humanities and social-sciences library; the Sciences Library,
housing the University's collection of science and medical information
resources as well as the Friedman Study Center and the new Science
Center; the John Hay Library, housing special collections, including
rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives; the Orwig Music
Library; the Art Slide Library; and the Library Collections Annex. The
Library's significant digital collections are managed by its Center for
Digital Scholarship, which supports scholarly and academic activities
that are conducted or enhanced through the use of digital technology.
Serving a student body of 6, 000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates and
approximately 500 faculty member, the Library employs 65 professional,
managerial, and technical staff, along with70 support staff. Brown
University Library is an active member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research
Libraries, HELIN (a consortium of nine academic libraries in Rhode
Island), NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and
participates in several shared resource agreements.
To apply, visit:
Associate University Librarian for Access Services
Brown University Library
Box A, 10 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
David_Banush at brown.edu
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