Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and
a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more
than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in
Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's
Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of
people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with
disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion,
age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status. See
complete policy statement.
APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2013
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dean of the University Libraries is the chief academic
officer of the University Libraries and is responsible to the President and
the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the University. The Dean
provides innovative leadership in managing all library operations including
development and implementation of strategic plans, policy formation and
implementation, budget, personnel, and grant administration. The Dean reviews
internal policies, the mission and goals of the University Libraries to insure
that they are in accord with those of the University and the Board of the
Trustees. The Dean represents the University Libraries on committees in the
central administration and University. In consultation with the faculty and
staff, the Dean carries out the policies supporting the institution's
educational mission with a commitment to excellent public service; the ongoing
integration of electronic resources with traditional library collections and
services; the formulation, implementation, and delivery of library services.
The Dean fosters regional and statewide cooperation in sharing of library
materials, networking, and collection development. The Dean addresses the
instructional and scholarly needs of students and faculty. The Dean is charged
with the overall responsibility for recruitment, evaluation, retention of the
library personnel; promotion of professional development of the faculty and
staff through grants or reassigned time in consultation with the appropriate
committees; communication to and among the Library's personnel and the
administration developing a climate for good faculty and staff morale. The
Dean leads fundraising, development, and leads promotional activities for the
University Libraries; the Dean teaches and engages in scholarly activities as
RANK & SALARY: Professor, with tenure. Salary competitive
and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois
University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes domestic
partner benefits. For full benefits information see:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited
institution and a doctoral degree with a demonstrated record of scholarly and
professional achievement that would qualify the candidate for tenured faculty
appointment at the rank of full professor; evidence of progressively
responsible administrative experience in an academic or research library;
proven commitment to fostering diversity; excellent written and oral
communication skills; record of an ability to establish and maintain effective
relationships with university and community constituents; proven commitment to
shared decision making and governance; and familiarity with and understanding
of the application of technology to enhance learning in higher education.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with strategic
planning, analysis, budgeting, supervising, organizational skills, public
relations; demonstrated creative leadership in a dynamic and fluid teaching,
learning, and information environment; success in developing external sources
of funding; experience with a multi-campus environment; and demonstrated
experience in designing transformative workspaces.
DEPARTMENT: WIU Libraries employs 17 faculty and 40 civil
service employees. University Libraries provides research assistance;
instruction in library use; group study space; lectures and special events;
regional archives; participates in the federal and Illinois depository library
programs; and also serves as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The
libraries house an extensive collection and offers online database access to
thousands of academic periodic journals and publications. The Leslie F.
Malpass Library in Macomb is the main branch and provides an inviting
environment for research and study. The Macomb campus also has three
specialized branch libraries for music, curriculum, and physical sciences. The
WIU-Quad Cities campus houses a branch library and provides access to the same
materials as the Macomb libraries. The annual budget is $4.9 million. WIU is
an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. Library faculty workload and
evaluation procedures are comparable to the teaching faculty (see CRL News,
May 1996, p. 278).
UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by
the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best
Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University
(WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its
traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential
location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished
faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of
academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive
university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs,
including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1,
the University's 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all
undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree
programs and 17 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I
intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I
Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football
Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through
The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University
Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to
thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-
year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart
of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak
city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75
miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles
from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the
Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs,
including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential
campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population
376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of
Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in
eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International
Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting
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1) letter of application, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of transcripts
(official transcripts will be required of interviewees), and 4) contact
information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional
references. For more information contact: Dean William T.
Clow, Chair, Library Search Committee, 115 Browne Hall, College of Fine Arts
and Communication, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Screening of applicants will begin on February 11, 2013 and continue until the
position is filled.
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