Associate University Librarian – Oregon State University Libraries & Press – Library Manager/Director

Job Description

OSU Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library leader to join the organization’s leadership team as the Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication. As part of the senior administrative team, the AUL for Research and Scholarly Communication will guide the Libraries’ path to excellence in delivering services and digital collections to the OSU community and beyond.

The AUL for Research and Scholarly Communication supervises and works with department heads to implement the strategic directions for the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, Emerging Technologies and Services, the Oregon Explorer Project, University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, and the Guin Marine Sciences Library located in Newport, Oregon, as part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The AUL will provide leadership, motivation, and vision for the resourceful and creative faculty and staff within these units. This librarian will demonstrate a strong commitment to the strategic and collaborative development and implementation of innovative digital and web initiatives and services that respond adroitly to and to the evolving needs of researchers and scholars. This position will provide direction for building partnerships with other OSU units and library partners to continue transforming the Libraries’ role as a partner in creating and disseminating knowledge.

About Oregon State University

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation: http://oregonstate.edu/main/about. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, 40 miles north of Eugene and an hour from the Cascade Mountains or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders. The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community, and the University actively recruits and retains a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.

About the Library

A great place for research. Our Scholars Archive is ranked #11 among university repositories in the United States. The Libraries are an active leader in open access to research and offer data services for graduate students and faculty doing research.

A leader in innovation. To provide the best resources for students and faculty at one of the nation’s leading research universities, OSU Libraries are a national leader in technological innovation and services for library users.

Inspiring architecture. The Valley Library is on a quad framed by historic buildings. The six-floor library was beautifully reinvigorated by a major upgrade in 1999.

An excellent place to work. The Libraries and OSU Press believe in Innovation, Heart and Ideas, and the dedication to these ideals is evident among staff. We invite you to join us.

Employment Benefits:

Full-time, 12 month, annual tenure track appointment tenure rank. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent medical, dental, and life insurance; staff tuition fee privileges for employee or a dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply). This position earns 15 hours of vacation and eight hours of sick leave each month.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library program or foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of leadership and management experience in an academic or research library with progression towards increasing responsibility including successful leadership of organizational change, inspiring innovation, and serving as an advocate and spokesperson for the organization.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity within organizations and effectively mentoring of staff and faculty to help them cultivate a similar commitment.
  • Experience working collaboratively and developing partnerships with academic departments, state and regional agencies and consortia.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching staff at all levels including successful experience supporting tenure-track faculty.
  • Strong record of ongoing scholarly publication, research and national participation in professional societies suitable for appointment with tenure.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional graduate degree along with MLS
  • Experience with new information technologies, evolving models of scholarship, open access, open data, and open educational resources with the ability to articulate how these influence teaching, learning and scholarship.
  • Experience administering and assessing digital library and unique collection initiatives and/or other programs and services relevant to position responsibilities
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects.
  • Experience participating in a library fundraising and development program, engaging with new and ongoing donors and providing stewardship information to major donors.
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