Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services
Description of Work Unit
The Resource Delivery Services Unit at the Colorado State University Libraries supports CSU’s academic and research mission by facilitating access to library resources for students, faculty and researchers; managing circulation of library materials and technology; providing support for patron inquiries about library resources, services, and spaces; and overseeing interlibrary loan operations. The unit is also home to RapidILL, a unique resource sharing system that provides fast, cost-effective book and online article requesting and delivery services through interlibrary loan.
The CSU Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources collections and services primarily located in Morgan Library. The Dean of Libraries is also the campus Vice President for Information Technology, and Academic Computing and Network Services is part of the Libraries. CSU is making a strong strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution, now and into the future. A strong collaboration exists and is burgeoning with the Vice President for Research.
The Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services provides dynamic and visionary leadership, management, planning, policy development, and strategic direction for seamless access to library resources, utilizing an innovative mix of building-based options and remote delivery solutions.
This position supervises and works with the Coordinator for Onsite Services and the Coordinator for Desktop Delivery to carry out strategic directions for a number of units, including the Help Desk, lending services, shelving, e-reserves, local document delivery, resource sharing, and connections with offsite facilities (Lake Street Depository, Veterinary Hospital Branch Library, and satellite campus library service areas). The Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery also
provides leadership, oversight, and supervision for team members responsible for RapidILL, an enterprise resource sharing system designed by staff of Colorado State University Libraries and licensed by more than 300 research libraries for fast, cost-effective access to collections held by participating libraries. Some travel is occasionally required.
This highly visible senior administrative position, together with two additional assistant deans, is a member of the Libraries’ executive leadership group, and reports directly to the Dean of Libraries/Vice President for Information Technology. The Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services works closely with the other assistant deans, the Director of Academic and Network Services, and the Dean to advance library services for the campus, promote emphasis on technology-based delivery, and transform facilities to enhance scholarship and learning.
Required Job Qualifications
- Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
- Minimum of three years of experience administering a major unit within an academic or research library.
- Supervisory and team-building experience.
- Experience in strategic planning, personnel, resource allocation, and budget/fiscal management.
- Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in resource delivery.
- Record of scholarly accomplishments and relevant professional service supporting minimum appointment at the rank of tenured associate professor.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Experience fostering university, state, regional and/or national cooperation in resource sharing, networking and collection development.
- Experience providing services to faculty and graduate students.
- Knowledge of or experience with donor relations.
- Ability to work creatively to make efficiencies.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an exciting and rapidly evolving environment.
- Ability to work well with a diverse employee and user community.
- Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Familiarity with the tenure and promotion process.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility
Provides leadership, management, planning, policy development, and strategic direction for several service units engaged in user assistance, lending services, shelving, e-reserves, local document delivery and resource sharing; this includes Morgan Library, the Veterinary Hospital Branch Library, Lake Street Depository, and satellite campus library service areas.
Percentage Of Time 75 Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility
Responsible for leadership, oversight, and supervision for RapidILL, an enterprise resource sharing system designed by Colorado State University Libraries and licensed by more than 300 research libraries for fast, cost-effective access to collections held by participating libraries.
Percentage Of Time 25
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please be sure to address all required qualifications.
Please note, dossiers of work history and product will be requested of finalists at least one week prior to campus interviews.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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