Dean of Libraries and Learning Services

Johnson & Wales University (North Miami)
June 12, 2023
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Dean of Libraries and Learning Services

Apply now Job no: 8988 Work type: Full Time Location: Providence, Rhode Island Categories: Staff/Administration, Library, Calendar Year (12-Month), Campus Based


Leads universitywide efforts to provide vision, direction and leadership for the university's library, academic support and the culinary museum that align with the university's mission, guiding principles and strategic plan

Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and delivers a compelling vision for the university libraries, academic support and the culinary museum, collaborating with faculty, staff and administrators to identify priorities, considering existing strengths and the changing nature of patron needs
  • Oversees the design, delivery and continuous improvement of library, museum and academic support programs for on-campus, online and virtual learning options
  • Builds and fosters a culture that embraces the Library as a central hub for academic learning, community building and student success
  • Provides leadership for the assessment of the effectiveness of libraries, culinary museum and academic support, including collecting data, monitoring and evaluating progress and recommending and implementing institutional practices to improve effectiveness on an on-going basis
  • Develops and guides initiatives to support the teaching, scholarship/research and service roles of faculty
  • Provides leadership and participates in several universitywide initiatives including open educational resources (OER) and first year seminar
  • Collaborates with other university academic and functional areas to coordinate and integrate library and academic support services, as needed
  • Analyzes facility needs and plans for facility modifications in an effort to maintain functional and adequate space for the university community related to library and academic support services
  • Coordinates outreach and programming efforts to help students develop research, critical analysis and information literacy skills
  • Interacts with students in ways that promote and enhance a growth mindset regarding student learning and models such behavior consistently for faculty and staff
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree with at least one postsecondary degree earned in library science or a related field of study
  • Significant amount of experience with managing academic libraries and/or learning support services or related experience
  • Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

    Advertised: 18 Apr 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

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