The Cornell University Library (CUL) stands at the center of intellectual life at the university, fostering connections and knowledge that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world excel in research, scholarship, and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, cutting-edge services and facilities, and a deep network of digital resources. Its impact reaches beyond campus boundaries with initiatives that extend the university's land grant mission to a global focus.
CUL seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Associate University Librarian (AUL) to lead, develop, and enhance a range of forward-looking and innovative services. Reporting directly to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library Executive Group (LEG), the AUL collaborates with other senior members of CUL to provide vision and leadership for library services that support the evolving needs of the Cornell community. The AUL helps to define and support CUL's strategic directions; supervises senior library directors; and provides overall direction to academic librarians and staff members in libraries on the Ithaca campus and beyond. The successful candidate will have the privilege of working with creative, energetic, and dedicated staff; and will enjoy the benefits of contributing to a unique Ivy league/land-grant institution set in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
The successful individual, building on their unique skills and experience, will have the opportunity to work with the University Librarian and other members of LEG to define the responsibilities of the position. All qualified candidates are invited to apply, however emphasis will be placed on the candidate's ability to broaden the scope of CUL's diversity initiatives; contribute to strategic thinking about services to business, science, and technology students and faculty; and develop partnership programs within and beyond Cornell.
Master's degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline;
Minimum five years of relevant work experience with increasing responsibility;
Demonstrated leadership experience and evidence of flexibility and initiative and the ability to incorporate academic library trends in a rapidly changing environment;
Proven ability to engage library staff in planning and delivery of innovative user-centered services;
Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
Proven ability to inspire, build trust, lead organizational change, foster innovation, and empower staff growth;
Proven track record for building strong internal and external relationships;
Proven ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion;
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies
Experience in financial management, success in grant writing and seeking new sources of funding;
Strong record of scholarly engagement and professional service, including presentations, publications, and service to regional and/or national-level organizations.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Background: Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Its inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff imparts an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contributes creative ideas to further the University's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. In addition to the main campus in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's expansive global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus being built on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of arts, culture, and activity while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the multitude of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $64 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 350, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
Benefits: Our comprehensive Endowed benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available. More information regarding Cornell's generous benefits can be found at this link. The anticipated salary range for this position will be $140,000 to $160,000, dependent on experience.
Application Procedure: Please submit one document that includes your cover letter, resume, and list of three references (preferred as a PDF document). For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online, please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate. We will begin reviewing applications January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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