Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located
in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous
undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus
master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all
master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara
University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education.
The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates
citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable

The Santa Clara University Library is a vibrant and vital center for learning,
inspiring both intellectual pursuits and community engagement. The SCU Library
seeks an engaged, active, forward-thinking leader to join a dynamic leadership
team including a new University Librarian and the Associate University
Librarian for Public Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the
Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services connects our
community to a vast array of resources and works to advance the library?s
strategic plan and foster a culture of collaboration and communication. The
Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Resources and Digital Services
actively combines the responsibilities for collection development, managing a
collections budget of $3.8 million, archives and special collections, digital
initiatives, and technical services. One of the immediate responsibilities of
the AUL will be implementing changes and recommendations in technical services
based on a consultant's report. Recommendations are already being implemented
to streamline workflows and processes. One of the final steps will be the
reorganization of technical services which will be based on input from the
University Librarian, AUL and the consultant's recommendations. The vision for
technical services includes defining units for electronic resources, metadata,
cataloging, and resource acquisition. The AUL, working in conjunction with the
library's Scholarly Communication Working Group, takes a leadership role in
the university's scholarly communication initiatives including the ongoing
development and growth of a new institutional repository ScholarCommons
( As a member of the Library's senior
administrative team, the AUL participates in general administrative decision-
making, library management, assessment, strategic planning, and priority

I. Specific Responsibilities

90% Administration

Provides leadership, motivation, and vision for staff in the departments that
report to the AUL

Sets goals and priorities for staff

Describes and redefines positions as necessary

Supervises, coordinates, evaluates, and motivates the heads of the departments
that report to the AUL

Develops collaborative relationships on campus that further the library's
strategic plan

Provides leadership and counsel on the future and value of academic

Collaborates with department heads and other librarians as a spokesperson for
collections and scholarly communication to our communities

Coordinates planning, operations and implementation of new initiatives with
library administration

Plays a key role in policy decision, organization and strategic planning,
project oversight, and resource allocation

Devises and organizes processes for the evaluation and assessment of library

Evaluates library participation in resource sharing, collaborative collection
development and other consortial programs

Provides leadership in planning related to the management of legacy print

Represents the library to publishers and vendors

Manages a $3.8 million collections budget, including additional gift funds,
and provides leadership in collections activities

Collaborates with staff from the Law Library on areas of responsibility

Supervises 5 librarians/staff; indirectly supervises 10 librarians/staff

10% Service and Scholarship

Serves on committees and task forces both at the department, library and
university level

Participates in local, state, and national/international professional and
scholarly societies and organizations

Participates in activities related to inquiry and research

II. Qualifications

Required Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in
an academic library setting

Minimum of three years of supervisory

Experience in managing a large library materials budget(s) or other complex

A strong background in both collection development and technical

Knowledge and understanding of the importance of unique collections (archives
and special collections) to the mission of the Library and the

Strong analytical and decision making skills

Effective oral and written communication skills

Applied knowledge of the principles of library management and organization

Excellent interpersonal and critical, problem solving

Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively; ability to lead in a
shared decision-making environment

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse staff and user community

Keeps current with trends and emerging technologies impacting areas of
responsibility, libraries and higher education

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated success in achieving innovative

Demonstrated skill in personnel and financial resource management

Evidence of excellent leadership skills

Experience with devising and organizing processes for the evaluation and
assessment of library collections

Experience in promoting and engaging faculty, students, and administrators in
issues related to scholarly communication and open access

Experience in implementing and growing an institutional repository

Experience with digital initiatives, digitization, and digital scholarship

Knowledge and understanding of data management/curation

Significant record of participation in relevant professional

Record of scholarly publication and research

Library Profile:

The Library advances the University's mission to educate engaged and
accomplished citizens through our dynamic services and unique, extensive
collections. Our community-focused staff are integral partners in creating and
cultivating physical and virtual learning environments for open inquiry and
academic excellence.

The University Library has a staff of 37, including 13 librarians. For more
information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by July 12, 2013 will receive
first consideration. Interested candidates should submit an application
electronically through the SCU HR jobs site (below). Application materials
submitted should include: cover letter, complete resume, and the names, email
addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each
reference's professional relationship to the applicant. In addition,
application packets may be emailed to Deborah Whiteman at [log in to unmask]

Nominations are welcomed.

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