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Associate Dean, Library Technology Planning and Policy

The University of Alabama



The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking an innovative, experienced, and successful technology leader for the position of Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the information technology operations of The University of Alabama Libraries. These duties include planning and executing a strategic vision for library technology that supports the mission and goals of the University of Alabama. As the administrative head of library technology, the Associate Dean is responsible for the management of all aspects of the area that includes Area Computing Services, Digital Services, Integrated Library System and E-Resource Management, Web Infrastructure and Application Development, and Web Services. The Associate Dean is also responsible for managing the annual budget for all technology hardware and software application expenditures.


As a tenure-track faculty position, the Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy is expected to actively engage in scholarship and service in order to satisfy the tenure and promotion requirements of the University.



The Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy is responsible for 20 FTE in the following areas:



The Associate Dean is also expected to:

Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of nearly 100,000 residents.  Tuscaloosa is about 59 miles southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000.  The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, SPARC, the Hathi Trust and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.


Salary/Benefits: 12-month tenure track appointment. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver. Moving allowance available.

To apply: Apply at www.facultyjobs.ua.edu with the names, addresses and email addresses of three references.

Open until filled. Applications received by January 15, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.




Jody L. DeRidder Head, Digital Services University of Alabama Libraries Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 Phone: 205.348.0511 "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality." --Jonas Salk


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