Job: Head, Information & Research Services

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Head, Information & Research Services

Number position available:

commensurate with experience

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Information

The Information & Research Services Department (I&RS) at FIU’s Green Library seeks applications for the position of Head of I&RS. The Head of I&RS plays a leading role in consistently delivering transformational library services and coordinating the development of departmental goals and objectives to foster use of library resources, collections, and research services, working in concert with the Head of I&RS at the Hubert Library on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

Evidence of strong supervisory skills developed through increasing responsibilities in academic libraries over a period of 3 years or more
Experience providing reference, research, or liaison services in an academic or research library environment
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence
Demonstrated record of professional service and scholarly publication

Experience with or supervising librarians or faculty working toward promotion, rank, and/or tenure in an academic environment


Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in Library and Information Studies

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience assessing the effectiveness of learning, programs, services and/or spaces
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in research and instructional services.
Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.



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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 International University, Green Library, Modesto Maidique Campus

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

11200 SW 8th Street




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida International University, Green Library, Modesto Maidique Campus

11200 SW 8th Street




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Gricel Dominguez

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How to apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at

Applicants must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 15, 2018. 

Review will continue until position is filled.

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