Job: Associate Dean, Resource Management and Discovery Services

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Associate Dean, Resource Management and Discovery Services

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Salary and rank negotiable based on experience and accomplishments.

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Florida State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean, Resource Management and Discovery Services Division. As part of the Libraries’ Senior Leadership Team, this position provides leadership for a staff of seven librarians and 18 full-time staff.  The Division has a broad range of responsibilities: acquisitions, including coordination with materials selectors; management of a dynamic and growing array of e-resources; metadata and discovery services; organization and accessibility of print and digital collections; maintenance of records in OCLC and other shared systems; preparation of reports related to the division’s functions; and negotiations with materials vendors. The successful candidate will lead the integration of functions within the Division and enable its full participation in library- and campus-wide initiatives.  

The Associate Dean works closely and collaboratively with other library leaders and managers to advance the strategic goals of the Libraries and the University.  The successful candidate will have the ability to adapt to a changing University environment, supporting current and emerging forms of scholarship and the integration of new technologies which include a variety of discovery platforms.  This Division works closely with other affiliated FSU libraries and with our statewide consortium, the Florida Academic Library Service Collaborative, on projects that include the shared statewide ILS. The implementation of Innovative’s Sierra ILS in July 2018 offers ample opportunities for rethinking the Libraries’ role in emerging modes of scholarship and information provision. 

An important responsibility of the Associate Dean is to communicate and coordinate with other functional areas throughout the FSU library system to ensure that the Resource Management and Discovery Services Division is service-oriented, contributes to system-wide initiatives and needs, and enables efficiency and work of the highest quality.

This position is open until filled. Applications received by November 20, 2017 will be given first consideration. Apply at; opening 42534

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. 
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A Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program, or a graduate degree in a related subject; and a 
minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in an academic/research library or related organization.
Ability to create a compelling service vision that addresses current and anticipated needs, incorporates flexibility and
scalability, and motivates others to achieve desired results.
Experience in at least one area of work performed in the Division, such as managing electronic resource and serial acquisitions, 
cataloging/metadata,and/or knowledge base management operations.
Understanding of the range of technical services operations, sufficient to enable and support a responsive, innovative, and 
cohesive unit.
Commitment to outreach and sharing of information within the Division and throughout the library system; and to building and 
maintaining effective relationships, both internally and externally.
Demonstrated ability to attract, retain, motivate and manage exceptional talent in an evolving work environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to actively listen to others and effectively comprehend and 
transmit information.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and 
evolving team environment.
A record of leadership, contribution and involvement in relevant professional activities, organizations and consortia.


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Open Until Filled

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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Florida State University libraries

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

116 Honors Way




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida State University Libraries

116 Honors Way




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Susannah Miller

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How to apply

Apply at; opening 42534

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