Dean of Library and Learning Resources

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Division of Academic Affairs/Library

Administrator IV


Provides vision and dynamic leadership for innovative library and learning services to enhance and support curriculum, instruction, and student success. Utilizes best practices in change management to move all units collaboratively across the Library and Learning Resources towards a learning commons model. Articulates and guides the strategic contributions of the Library, Centers, and programs in supporting excellence in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at CSUCI. Supports, implements, and advances the university’s commitment to equity, multicultural education, and social justice in all aspects of employment and education, staffing, curriculum, programs, and services. Collaborates with all stakeholders, disciplines, and programs to provide appropriate resources to encourage student engagement in all aspects of their academic and co-curricular pursuits. Develops, implements, and promotes programs, resources, and services with responsibility for fiscal planning, staffing, policy development, and operational procedures in coordination with the leadership teams of the Library and Learning Resources. Oversees OpenCI, an initiative promoting and supporting affordable instructional materials, including Open Educational Resources (OER), and the Instructional Materials priority with the University’s Accessible Technology Initiative. Recruits, evaluates, and supports the development of Library and Learning Resources staff, tenure-track, lecturer, and tenure-line faculty. Responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, and development of the Library and Learning Resources staff and faculty. Implements management practices that support work-life balance for Library and Learning Resources staff, lecturers, and tenure-line faculty. Works with faculty, staff, program chairs, and administrators to ensure that Library and Learning Resources initiatives are aligned with the strategic goals and resources of the Division of Academic Affairs. Oversees and coordinates facilities management to foster collaboration among co-located building partners in IT Services, the Art Department, Student Research Center, and other campus entities as necessary.

Advocates for information literacy and multiliteracy efforts at all levels and across disciplines among faculty and students. Supports the Library and Learning Resources management, faculty, and staff in the identification, evaluation, and facilitation of innovative applications of technology, concentrating on research, pedagogy, curricular innovation, and the academic priorities of faculty and students. Fosters and promotes good relations and cooperative ventures between the university and community and with other libraries, both public and private. Stewards the development of services and support to foster innovative pedagogical initiatives. Provides input on issues and trends in librarianship, such as collection development, archival and digital scholarship pedagogy, copyright compliance, intellectual property rights, privacy rights, digitizing and preserving archival and special collections, and methods for supporting the academic needs of students in rapidly changing, technologically infused scholarly environments. Works in partnership with institutional stakeholders and the Library and Learning Resources to the plan and implement academic technologies to ensure a seamless user experience, scalable solutions, and cost-effective practices while maintaining the Library and Learning Resources as a key component of the campus technology infrastructure.

Works with University Advancement to establish and build relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations; to seek donations, gifts-in-kind, and grants, as appropriate, which support capital and operating budgets. Serves as an advocate for and communicates about the Library’s role, services, and needs to campus faculty, staff, students, and outside groups, including cultural institutions, historical societies, alumni, community and professional organizations, vendor representatives, and consortia.

Develops and executes strategic plans to support the University’s, Library’s, and Centers’ missions. Maintains appropriate documentation and coordinates assessment and reporting of operations; and serves on University and CSU-wide committees as elected or appointed. Exercises leadership in the development of diverse Library and Learning Resources budgets, including student fees and University Advancement accounts consistent with university policies and sound financial management principles. Allocates and reallocates resources among competing requests. Takes an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University work, in every division, and participates at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond.


Terminal degree in Library and Information Science or an advanced degree accredited by the American Library Association in a closely related subject area (including, but not limited to, archival studies, library education, informatics, museum studies). A sustained record of professional and scholarly activity to qualify for appointment at the tenured full Librarian level. Significant record of effective strategic planning, supervisory, administrative, and financial management experience in an academic library at an accredited institution of higher education. Strong service orientation and ability to balance needs of the Library and Learning Resources with the campus and community. Evidence of a solid history of exercising fiscal and resource stewardship. Experience in, or demonstrated commitment to, advancing diverse populations. Demonstrated success in fostering a collaborative, creative, and collegial environment including evidence of collaborative decision-making. A strong understanding of the role writing and multiliteracy centers, learning resources, and tutoring centers on campus. A strong understanding of current issues and trends in archival and digital pedagogy and scholarship, designing of information literacy, intellectual property, scholarly communication, and holistic assessment. A service orientation, superior communication skills, and a collegial leadership style. Proven ability to work with professional integrity and a commitment to build strong relationships that respect diversity of identity, background, and perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Teaching experience in a higher education setting. Proven ability to support faculty research in a research-practitioner environment. Demonstrated commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment. Proven leadership abilities in creating and communicating a vision for the library, for building partnerships, and for collaborating broadly to meet the demands of a vibrant academic program and the expanding needs of campus researchers. Evidence of innovative initiatives to improve library services, collections, facilities, culture, etc. in support of research and learning. Robust commitment to information literacy and writing and multiliteracy skills. Evidence of a solid history of grant writing. Proven ability to effectively manage organizational change for improving efficiencies and services. Evidence of communicating clear roles and responsibilities within and across areas of a library. Evidence of fostering work-life balance and workload management for employees under their direction. Ability to cultivate an organizational climate based upon respect, service, open communication, and teamwork. Experience in leading successful results-oriented planning initiatives.; Demonstrated team-building and mentoring experience. Fluency in English and another language, e.g. Spanish, Tagalog, etc. Demonstrates a commitment to recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and actively engaging with underrepresented and underserved populations both on campus and in the broader community.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Salary Range: $15,334 - $17,500 per month

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