Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement
Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara University Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement. The selected candidate will be an imaginative and innovative leader who articulates a clear vision and provides leadership and direction for the divisions of Access & Delivery Services; Instruction & Assessment; and Research & Outreach. This position is a leader in the implementation of key aspects of the Library’s strategic plan which includes collaborating with the College of Arts & Sciences on digital scholarship initiatives, redefining the goals and purpose of our library liaison program, expanding the Library’s role as a collaborative educational partner, and collaborating on designing an information literacy program plan that strategically integrates with the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. This person will also set a vision for ongoing development of librarians as teachers.
Reporting to the University Librarian (UL), and in partnership and collaboration with the UL and the Associate University Librarian for Resources & Digital Services, the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement shares in the responsibilities for strategic planning, general administrative decision-making, resource management, assessment, priority-setting, and development of policies for library operations and services within a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement serves as an ambassador and advocate for the University Library with campus constituencies, as well as regional and national organizations.
The Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement directly supervises three librarians and provides indirect supervision for another 13 librarians and information specialists as well as about eight FTE of student employees.
Library & University profile
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. The University offers its approximately 8,900 students a rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. The University also includes the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, which offers graduate programs in theology.
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 world.
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 34, including 18 librarians. For more information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit http://www.scu.edu/library
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline for Applications: Applications received through our website by April 28, 2017 will
receive first consideration. https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5553
Nominations may be emailed to the chair of the search committee, Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed
to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes
applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.