Dean of Libraries

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POSITION SUMMARY :  As Dean of Libraries, you will have the opportunity to lead the libraries of Bob Jones University in the mission, articulating a strategic vision and direction. You will serve as an advocate for the libraries, directing and overseeing all aspects of daily operations including supervision of personnel and materials; preparation of administrative reports; assisting faculty, students, and patrons.


  • Establish and implement a strategic plan to advance the library's and the university's mission
  • Facilitate the transforation of the library into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse technologies and resources and cultivates a vibrant learning community
  • Provide visionary and effective leadership to library staff and students to achieve strategic initiatives
  • Promote programs that address the needs of both on-campus and online students, staff, faculty and the community
  • Ensure the libraries stay at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach, and the delivery of information
  • Serve as a member of the Academic Council and other academic committees as needed
  • Collaborate with the Office of Planning, Research and Assessment to aid in the University's national and regional accreditation efforts
  • Establish procedures, policies, and systems for efficient library operation
  • Recruit, train, retain, supervise, and lead high-quality library personnel
  • Serve as liaison with the administration; assume overall accountability for work performed in all areas
  • Lead and promote the educational role of the library within the academic programs of BJU
  • Plan future needs of the library in areas of finance, building, equipment, and staff
  • Chair the Collection Development Committee
  • Provide bibliographic instruction
  • Responsible for copyright compliance within the library
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations
  • Develop, execute, and track annual library budget
  • Prepare library reports for the Administration, University President, and various state or national associations
  • Establish and maintain the proper spiritual climate among staff and student assistants


  • Demonstrated understanding of existing and emergent standards and practices for information resource and discovery in the digitial age, including changes in information technology
  • Experience in long-range planning, budgeting, evaluation and decision-making processes
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Administration and problem solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Master's degree in Library Science preferred
  • Five years or more of progressive experience in professional librarianship, administration, and teaching

Required Education: Master's Degree
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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