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Associate University Librarian for Research & Instruction, Brandeis Library

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for outreach, research, and instructional services.  The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing user-focused programs and services that support Brandeis University’s research, teaching and learning initiatives and facilitate rich interactions with the Brandeis community. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between schools, departments, and other academic support units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic direction, developing and executing vision, and managing research and instruction activities. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approximately 10 staff members responsible for the following areas: research help, instruction (workshops, classroom partnerships, and online), and consultation services (including, but not limited to, GIS, data visualization and other data services).

As a  member of the Library's senior management team, the Associate University Librarian participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in fundraising and resource development programs and promote the visibility of the Library both inside and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals. This position will participate in the research, teaching, and learning activities of the department and depending on subject expertise, and will liaise with University departments and provide Research Help.


Required Qualifications for the position include:

●     A terminal professional degree in librarianship (for example, in the United States, a Master’s degree in library/information science).

●     Eight or more years of experience in increasingly responsible positions, with expertise in research and instruction services

○     three to five years of supervisory experience.

●     Significant experience in research library management, including strategic planning and budgeting.

●     Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in library research and information literacy instruction.

●     Demonstrated success in:

○     Leading and managing organizational change.

○     Collaboration and strategic partnering.

○     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to be an articulate spokesperson and presenter.

●     Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and a leadership style that is transparent and inclusive.

●     Thorough understanding of issues facing research libraries including the changing landscape of academic library services.

●     Creativity in accomplishing objectives.

●     Record of professional contribution and engagement.

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