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an American Library Association accredited master's degree or equivalent advanced degree;
a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in academic library settings;
strong record in these areas: managerial/supervisory experience; scholarship; and service;
demonstrated working knowledge of one or more of the following areas: special collections and archives, digital scholarship, or technical services;
demonstrated understanding and management of complex operations and projects;
understanding of current issues in academic libraries and higher education;
commitment to excellence in library services, teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness;
record of innovation and achievement in the profession;
record of success with planning, communicating, promoting, and assessing programs and services;
excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Associate Dean will:
provide strategic leadership in planning and implementing innovative library services, programs, staffing and other initiatives;
supervise, support, and mentor coordinators of Special Collections, Digital Scholarship & Initiatives, and Resource Acquisitions Management;
promote effective cross-team communications, intra-team working groups, and project teams in concert with the other Associate Dean and the Dean of Libraries;
share in leadership for human resources and budgets;
implement and evaluate library policies and procedures;
apply knowledge of shared governance and university policies to the effective management of library operations;
advocate for continual professional development and learning, and maintain a comprehensive understanding of developments affecting academic librarianship;
serve as a member of library and academic leadership teams;
represent the Libraries' interests at all levels throughout the Libraries, University, and the profession.
a second advanced degree or coursework and/or certification in human resource management, industrial/organizational psychology, or a related area;
demonstrated understanding of special collections functions and how they are supported in an academic library; experience with digital scholarship, data curation, and data-intensive research support; experience with technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, and e-resources;
evidence of collaboration, building a shared vision, and developing sustainable partnerships;
commitment to collaborative, outcomes-based decision-making; shared governance; and the faculty model;
commitment to fostering the professional development of colleagues, advocating for library personnel, and practicing sound personnel practices.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.