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University Librarian, Boston University

Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU’s Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, , Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.

The successful candidate will be nationally and/or internationally recognized with demonstrated organizational leadership and substantial professional experience in library management.  S/he shares BU’s global perspective and has the capacity to play a prominent role in shaping the landscape of scholarly resources and support at BU, working across the university. The Librarian will have a strong commitment to open access and innovative approaches to the enablement and preservation of scholarly work in the digital age. S/he will show the ability to develop the library into a nimble instrument capable of serving the broad range of research, teaching and learning interests at BU, including reshaping the physical space of the library in support of current and emerging learning and research activities. The Librarian will form partnerships and help to garner resources in support of this vision.

This position reports directly to the Boston University Provost.

Qualifications

·         A demonstrated track record of professional engagement and achievement commensurate with senior leadership positions of major research university libraries.

·         Strong understanding of evolving issues/trends in higher education, libraries, open access, and scholarly communication.

·         Strong and proven capabilities in complex organizational management including strategic planning, financial stewardship, human resource management, risk management, and related decision-making.

·         Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices in inclusive pedagogy, interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the creation of diverse communities of practice.

·         Demonstrated accomplishment fostering diversity and inclusion

·         Proven experience or potential for success in development, fund-raising, and public relations

·         The proven ability to work collaboratively with leaders across organizations.

·         Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

·         Impeccable integrity, sense of professionalism, and sound judgment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

Closing Date

How to Apply

Contact

Exceptional candidates are encouraged to submit a confidential letter of interest and CV or resume to:

University Librarian Search Advisory Committee

c/o Tracy Schroeder, Vice President, Information Services & Technology
Office of the University Provost
One Silber Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
tas@bu.edu

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive
and respectful environment. We believe that diversity is essential to our success as a
leading research university with a global reach, and is an integral component of
excellence.

Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or because of
marital, parental, or veteran status. Boston University strongly encourages minority group
members, veterans, disabled individuals, and women to apply for positions for which they are
qualified and that are of interest to them.

Posted

2017-12-06

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