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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1203617
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Libraries

Associate Dean of the Library for Collections and Scholarly Communications

Classification: Administrator III-Range A

AutoReqId: 10306BR

Department: University Library- Administration

Sub-Division: University Library

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Peforming Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:
The Pollak Library Admin Office is searching for an Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communications. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting to the Dean of the Pollak Library, the Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communications (AD) provides leadership and collaborative expertise for developing, sustaining and delivering the collections the Pollak Library owns and accesses. In collaboration with the Dean, collections librarian, subject liaisons, and campus faculty, the AD works across programmatic lines to build and maintain vital collections, and to participate in emerging digital centric content management workflows. The AD gathers, assesses, reorganizes and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; contributes to the strategic allocation of resources for collections in traditional and emergent formats; and designs interpretive reports for collection management in an environment of change in scholarly communication and publishing. Strategic Directions include but are not limited to integrating developments in scholarly publishing and communications and open content, balancing commercial/commodity collection building, and obtaining and exposing unique scholarly content and CSUF research. The Associate Dean works closely with the Dean and others across the CSU to provide strategic leadership in harnessing the power of the Unified Library Management System (Alma) in building a statewide collection of resources that support student success and faculty teaching and research. The Associate Dean will have overall management responsibility for the Collection and Processing Services unit that oversees acquisitions and cataloging of materials in all formats. This currently includes 13.5 FTE engaged in the acquisition, processing, cataloging, and management of collections in all formats. The AD works collaboratively with collections, Government Documents, Cataloging, Acquisitions, and EResources librarians in setting the strategic direction of the unit. With staff of Special Collections and University Archives (SC&UA), the AD provides strategic direction for Special Collections and University Archives, including digital preservation strategies. Works closely with the Associate Dean on Administration and Operations on technologies that support SC&UA and digital preservation. With the Scholarly Communication librarian, the AD provides strategic direction for CSUF's library support for open access, open educational resources, digital scholarship, and the campus institutional repository. The AD has overall responsibility for interlibrary loan/resource sharing (3FTE). The Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication is a member of the Pollak Library Dean's Council, the library's senior leadership group. Reporting to the Dean and working closely with the rest of the library's senior leadership team, the AD represents the library in areas of strategic importance, contributes in the library's fundraising program, and is expected to play a leadership role in defining and executing an innovative vision of scholarly resources and their management. The AD works closely with unit personnel, Fiscal Services, and the Associate Dean for Administration and Operations in monitoring the collections resources budget. The library emphasizes cross unit work. As a senior leader in the library, the AD builds and sustains successful collaborations with creative approaches to mentoring and empowering employees, fostering and leading cross unit teams, and solving organizational problems and issues, while emphasizing user centered service. The AD works in close collaboration with library colleagues and classroom faculty and administrators across both Cal State Fullerton and the entire California State University system. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited program. Master's of Library Science. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic or research library setting including personnel supervision.
Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of the library and scholarly information resources, data, and institutional assets in supporting student success, teaching and research. Experience leading scholarly resource identification, licensing and acquisition, management, and delivery. Demonstrated capability to develop new models of providing access to scholarly resources, data, and institutional assets. Experience with assessment of resources and related services; capacity for evidence based collection development and management. Robust knowledge of issues and trends in scholarly communication and publishing across disciplines and globally. Understanding and appreciation for Special Collections and University Archives and their roles of cultural stewardship, and teaching. Deep expertise in one or more areas of the positions general responsibility: scholarly resource development and evaluation, acquisition and management, delivery and access, and scholarly communication and digital scholarship. Demonstrated leadership experience and evidence of flexibility and initiative in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Special Working Conditions:
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 40,000, including international students representing 86 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 57 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks the campus as 5th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Application Deadline: 10-May-2018

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