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Associate Dean of the Library
(Senior Administrative Position)
New Mexico State University
Requisition #2007010995

New Mexico State University Library invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the Library. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the Library, manages and oversees daily library operations, and directly supervises all library department heads and the Grants/Public Relations Coordinator. The Associate Dean also oversees library-wide facilities and space management and safety and security activities in cross-organizational collaboration with others. The Associate Dean of the Library supports the Dean of the Library in planning and management of library budgets, strategic planning, personnel management, development of library policies and procedures and special projects assigned. This position serves as the primary library administrator in the absence of the Dean and represents the Dean as assigned.


Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; three or more years of management experience at the department head level or higher; demonstrated evidence of expertise and experience in at least two of the following academic library administrative areas: strategic planning, facilities and space planning, budget management and planning, faculty personnel management in a tenure-track faculty setting. Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage detail effectively; strong interpersonal, written, and oral skills; demonstrated effectiveness in resource management and human relations skills; ability to work in cross-organizational collaboration; strong critical thinking and human relations skills.

Preferred: Demonstrated organizational leadership; evidence of initiative, creativity, and critical thinking; ability to promote and build a culturally diverse workforce at all levels of the organization; professional experience in two or more functional areas of an academic library; management style that is inclusive, flexible, and encourages staff development; client-centered service philosophy; experience working in a collective bargaining environment.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Full-time 12 month faculty position. Information on the benefits package is available at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume, the names, titles, phone numbers, email and street addresses of at least three references, and a short statement (no more than 2 typed pages) that describes your views of the issues facing academic libraries over the next 3 years. Address materials to: Marti Torres, Business Operations Specialist, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu.

First review of applications will begin on or after October 9, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of materials is acceptable.

New Mexico State University is an EEO/AA Employer. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

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Send comments and questions to: library@lib.nmsu.edu