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Director of College Libraries, SUNY ESF (Syracuse, NY)


Serving a doctoral granting, research institution the Director of College Libraries will be expected to anticipate and work with others to meet 21st century library challenges including integrating appropriate emerging technologies and open access resources.  The Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic and research librarianship, including pedagogy and inquiry, scholarly communication and publishing, information literacy, digital libraries, library technologies, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and advocacy. This position will require excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; a collaborative leadership style with an ability to assemble and manage effective teams; and commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion, including strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to engage and build relationships with College constituencies.
Required Qualifications: 
·         MLS or equivalent degree;
·         At least five years of related library experience and a strong administrative and academic record of progressively increasing responsibility in a higher education library setting;
·         Supervisory and budget management experience;
·         Experience in an academic library.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
·         Ph.D. or other terminal degree;
·         Ten or more years of related library experience and a strong administrative and academic record of progressively increasing responsibility in a higher education setting;
·         Experience related to science and academic research librarianship;
·         Active involvement with library and related organizations.
 
Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by April 30, 2017 to assure optimal consideration.
Application Procedure:
 Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/. Applications should include the following: 
(1) a letter summarizing qualifications described in this announcement; 
(2) a resume; and 
(3) the names and contact information of 3 references. 

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