Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sacramento - California State University Sacramento - Dean of Library - Administrator IV- Full Time

California State University of Sacramento

Dean of Library - Administrator IV

Job ID # 101127

Posted: 08/25/2014

Deadline: Open till filled

Salary:   Commensurate with experience

The Dean and University Librarian is a University administrative officer and performs the duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University President. The Dean and University Librarian reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Dean's Council. The Dean and University Librarian directly supervises the Library Administrative Staff, Library Systems and IT, Reference, User Services, the Media Center, Special Collections and University Archives and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. The Dean and University Librarian also is a member of the CSU Council of Library Deans (COLD) which promotes, plans and implements CSU system-wide library initiatives. The Dean and University Librarian is the chief administrative officer and spokesperson for the University Library and facilitates the development and implementation of a strategic plan, in concert with the University's strategic plan for service-oriented, forward-looking Library collections advancing and supporting teaching, learning, research, scholarly communication and service. The Dean and University Librarian promotes and advocates on behalf of the Library's collections, resources and services including through gifts, grants and contracts. As a member of the University's management team, works cooperatively and effectively with other campus entities, other library administrators in the region, and in national professional organizations to support the Library's and University's missions.

    1. Possession of an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library and information science or equivalent.
    2. Extensive experience in a university library or comparable library in a substantial and progressive managerial and senior level leadership role.
    3. Effective written and oral communication skills, including the strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work effectively with various campus and external constituencies.
    4. Substantial evidence of dynamic, innovative leadership and decision-making ability and a strong commitment to service.
    5. Significant experience with budget and personnel management.
    6. Evidence of a successful, collaborative style of management and interaction.
    7. Demonstrated experience generating external funds and gifts and working with donors.
    8. Sound understanding of the evolving nature and role of collections and their centrality in an academic library environment.
    9. Demonstrated ability to integrate relevant emerging technologies into library service..
    10. Understanding of the role of libraries in academic teaching and learning.
    11. Eligibility for senior appointment to the faculty to be approved by the Library Faculty.

    1. Earned doctorate and a record of teaching and scholarship.
    2. Evidence of community involvement and leadership.
    3. Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
    4. Experience with library space management or renovation.
    5. Experience developing projects, activities, or services responsive to changing institutional needs.


This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of The California State University.  It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background check.  We reserve the right to make employment offer contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background check.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Priority review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated effective date of the appointment is negotiable but expected to be prior to the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester.

Application Procedures
  • Letters of nomination will only be accepted via email to
  • Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.  Complete instructions for applying electronically are found at the link labeled "Instructions"

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:
  1. Cover letter;
  2. Current curriculum vitae/resume;
  3. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references who can speak to a broad range of professional qualification.

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