The Clemson University Libraries provide access to more than 1.6 million books, approximately 500 databases, over 65,000 journals and numerous unique, digital collections. The Libraries have strong reference and research services, a growing instruction and outreach program, progressive technical services anda high-density, remote storage facility. With an annual budget in excess of $14 million (with more than half committed to the Library collection), the Libraries are engaged in numerous digitization projects and have also been involved in several initiatives to support new forms of scholarly publishing and communication.
The Dean of Libraries will provide a clear vision of the evolving role of the Libraries and how they directly support the strategic initiatives and intellectual core of the University.
Develop, implement and advance the Libraries' strategic plan
Provide visionary and effective leadership to library faculty, staff and students to collectively achieve the strategic initiatives
Lead the continuing transformation of the Clemson Libraries into a student center that encourages research, academic excellence and collaboration in a technologically-rich environment
Support intellectual inquiry by aligning library services with advances in research, instructional delivery, curriculum development and academic study
Foster relationships with the University community and external sources to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources and increase operational efficiency
Ensure that the Libraries stay at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach and the storage and delivery of information
Effectively plan and manage the financial resources of the Libraries to meet current needs and allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives
Support the traditional core functions of the library for those patrons who depend on them
Appreciate the diverse needs of research library patrons, such as undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community, and promote a service-based environment to support these constituencies effectively and efficiently
Further encourage a responsive culture that welcomes change and innovation and strengthens international connections
Cultivate external relations and development opportunities
Masters in Library Science terminal degree from an American Library Association-accredited program or related discipline required
Demonstrated progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library
A record of achievement appropriate for a position at the rank of Librarian at Clemson University
Proven leadership in program management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a complex research library setting
Strong collaborative and leadership skills to focus faculty, staff and student efforts to achieve common goals
Commitment to the educational role of academic libraries and alignment of library activities with curricula, instruction, outreach and research
Evidence of success in securing external funding and an appreciation of stewardship and collaborative relationships within and beyond the university
Dedication to diversity and social justice and promoting a respectful work environment
Skill in advancing digital initiatives and coordinating with information technology units
Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Clemson University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including contact information, for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Shelley Feather, Library Practice Leader and Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
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About Clemson University
One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked consistently a top public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life.