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Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology

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Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Library Services

About ACU

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Title of Position Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Library
Employee Class Faculty Full-time 12 mo
Faculty Position Information

I. Basic Responsibilities

A. Articulate the Brown Library’s vision/direction, collaboratively creating a plan to
realize this vision, and managing the organization towards continual
improvement.
B. Research and demonstrate university needs for academic information resources,
services, and technologies, developing new funding and/or redeploying existing
investment to these ends.
C. Manage the library budget to maximize positive impact for faculty/students within
established fiscal limits, assigning and monitoring management of departmental
budget responsibilities among the library leadership team.
D. Lead library fundraising and facilities renovation, advancing library finances and
facilities through collaborative appeal for additional funding from both within and
outside ACU.

E. Coach and mentor library personnel, especially members of the library leadership
team, advocating for the central and vital role of the library’s faculty and staff
within the university.

II. Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
A. Articulate the Brown Library’s vision/direction, collaboratively creating a plan to
realize this vision, and managing the organization towards continual improvement.
1. Lead annual cycles of institutional planning, coordination, assessment, and
redirection.
2. Participate in departmental and individual conversations across the university and
the library/technology fields to identify needs, priorities, and best practices for
library and technology services at ACU.
3. Align library goals with the university mission and strategic plan, especially
Provost and college initiatives.
B. Research and demonstrate university needs for academic information resources,
services, and technologies, developing new funding and/or redeploying existing
investment to these ends.
1. Lead and appoint teams charged with resourcing new academic programs, new
instructional spaces across campus, and new technology skills and online
platforms.
2. Lead campus conversations and strategic investment in emerging technologies
related to teaching, learning, and research.
3. Foster university, foundation, and corporate partnerships advancing innovation in
information and communication technology at ACU, especially those advancing
creative inquiry.
C. Manage the library budget to maximize positive impact for faculty/students within
established fiscal limits, assigning and monitoring management of departmental
budget responsibilities among the library leadership team.
1. Research and advocate for the development of library budgets to meet the needs
and aspirations of the university
2. Monitor and manage the library budgets--including restricted funds and
endowment funds--for efficacy and accuracy in expenditure.
3. Oversee finances of special projects including funding for construction, grant
activities, and fundraising events.
D. Lead library fundraising efforts and facilities renovation, advancing library finances
and facilities through collaborative appeal for additional funding from both within
and outside ACU.
1. Create and maintain relationships with donors to the library, including
foundations and individual donors, as well as the Library Advisory Board.
2. Maintain annual schedule of marketing and fundraising activities, including the
Library Spring Banquet.
3. Initiate and manage library renovation projects.

E. Coach and mentor library personnel, especially members of the library leadership
team, advocating for the central and vital role of the library’s faculty and staff within
the university.
1. Recruit and hire highly quality personnel.
2. Maintain and enhance a high-functioning workplace culture for library faculty and
staff.
3. Collaboratively create a supportive and creative environment for professional
development.
4. Promote the library and its personnel across the campus and broader community.

I. Professional Development Requirements:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the theory and practice undergirding
the 21 st century university library, including educational technology and academic
publishing.
2. Effectiveness in public speaking and interpersonal communication.
3. Collaborative leadership across a diverse and complex academic organization.

Qualifications 1. ALA accredited MLIS required
2. 5 years of progressive experience in academic library leadership.
3. Record of engagement in professional associations and achievement in scholarly
productivity.
4. Doctorate preferred but not required.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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