Dean, Thurgood Marshall Library
Personnel Status: PIN/ Exempt
Department: Academic Affairs
Open Date: April 3, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Bowie State University is seeking a transformative leader to serve as Dean of the Thurgood Marshall Library. The Thurgood Marshall Library plays a vital role in ensuring academic excellence and student success, as well as enhancing the intellectual and economic capital – both on campus and beyond. The Dean will lead with passion, creativity and excellence to cultivate an interactive environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming our library into hubs of life-long learning.
Responsibilities: This position will: Work collaboratively with library and academic leadership, to support the goals of the University's strategic plan and the vision of our President, “Racing to Excellence”; Lead faculty and staff to provide outstanding library services and transform facilities into centers of academic excellence and student success; Provide vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership for the library; working with librarians and staff to meet the University's educational and research missions and ambitious goals for growth; Build and cultivate relationships with alumni and other strategic partners to support the library's research, scholarly, educational, service and fundraising goals; Foster a highly-collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives to attract, recruit, and retain top faculty and staff; Serve, along with 5 other deans, as an equal member of the Academic Deans; Direct content management, and promotion of materials to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and clinicians; Participate in the University System of Maryland's Library Consortium; Coordinate library activities with other Universities across the state, region and nation as well as support continual professional development for library staff and faculty; and perform other related duties as assigned. As the premier education and research library in the University's intellectual hub, the Thurgood Marshall Library is central to the institution's mission of excellence in education, research and service to enrich the lives of its community members and beyond. Our tenured and non-tenured faculty and staff are key collaborators across the campus to prepare students for leadership in the knowledge economy and a global society. Thurgood Marshall Library has combined holdings totaling more than 213,057 volumes and provided key support for education and research awards resulting in over $5 million in FY2017.
Qualifications: Masters degree in library science and/or terminal degree from an accredited school required. At least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in an academic library setting required. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, as well as the ability to adapt library services in a rapidly changing environment. Visionary leadership skills that utilize a participatory style to promote innovation and change management; strong communication skills and transparency in decision making, as well as the ability to cultivate an enriching environment and foster collaboration and diversity; passion for articulating the college's ability to develop, promote, and retain world-class faculty and staff.
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
APPLICATION: Interested and qualified applicants should go to https://bowiestate.peopleadmin.com/ to apply online. Paper application submissions will not be considered.
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