Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Public Services
Seton Hall University
The Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Public Services assists the
Dean and works closely with administrative and Library faculty colleagues to
carry out the mission of the Libraries and to provide leadership, direction
and oversight for the planning and operations of the Libraries' faculty,
staff, services, and collections at Seton Hall. The Assistant Dean will help
develop programmatic and organizational initiatives to enhance the academic
program and other services provided to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and
other constituencies. She/he will contribute her/his individual skills and
expertise as needed in order to achieve the goals and objectives set by the
organization. Motivates, listens, communicates, and generally oversees the
work of assigned Library functions, with a proven ability to analyze, follow
through, help make services more efficient, particularly in the use of new
tools and technologies.
Specifically, the Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Public Services
will provide leadership and direction for the Public Services departments and
units including reference, instruction and the Libraries' liaison services.
The Assistant Dean provides administrative oversight of personnel, services,
and activities; partners with library units and administrative colleagues on
communications and promotional strategies and assists with the planning and
design of the Libraries' spaces to enhance learning; collaborates and provides
leadership in implementing appropriate Web-enabled tools and technologies in
advancing the University's and the Libraries' goals; ensures appropriate
internal and external communication; serves as the primary advocate to ensure
that the Library gives excellent service and access to materials as it
responds to current and future needs of the user community; works in close
collaboration with administrative colleagues (especially on technology
initiatives), Library faculty and staff . Makes recommendations to the Dean;
also serves as librarian liaison providing library instruction, reference
services, research support, and collection development services for selected
program areas; other duties as assigned.
M.L.S. or demonstrated experience with/knowledge of a combination of both
current library technologies and trends and services.
5-8 years relevant work experience in progressively responsible library
Must have library experience (supervisory and management experience with
professional personnel desired). Must have progressively responsible
experience with selecting, guiding and shaping library services and library
High level of demonstrated analytical ability, re: documentation of reports,
use of data, etc. Documented record of successful implementation, completion,
and follow up to typical library projects in a leadership role.
Highly important formal and informal communication of policies and guidelines
at all levels of the Library and University.
Must have excellent organizational skills to go with the communication skills
noted above; must demonstrate inclusive leadership style. Must demonstrate
collaborative and team-oriented management approach.
To apply, please visit the Seton Hall University website ( www.shu.edu)
Contact: Diane E. Russo
Seton Hall University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.shu.edu/
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