Job: Director, University Library

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Job Title: Director, University Library
Job ID: 11193
Location: UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

DEPARTMENT: Robert S. Swanson Learning Center, University Library
TERM: One-year initial appointment, renewable

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, the Director of the University Library provides strategic leadership for all functions of the library in collaboration with library staff and other academic units and in support of the mission of the University. Serves as primary advocate for the library and represents the library to the campus administration, students, faculty, staff, the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, and the local region. The Director has administrative responsibility for the leadership, management, planning, and development of all library policies, services, budgets, and supervision of library personnel and work groups. Works efficiently and effectively, striving for improvement, innovation and excellence in all aspects of the University Library while following university and UW System policies, rules, regulations and guidelines.

Minimum / Required
* Advanced degree (i.e. master's degree or higher) in Library, Information Science, or related field
* Demonstrated experience in library leadership with administrative and supervisory responsibilities
* Demonstrated experience in using electronic databases, books, media and/or other resources
* Demonstrated experience in planning, assessment, and evaluation in collaboration with faculty, staff, administration and students
* Two (2) or more years of work experience within an academic library

* A second advanced degree (i.e. master's degree or higher) relevant to the position
* Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills
* Two or more years of work experience in library leadership with strategic planning, administrative and supervisory responsibilities
* Advanced training or coursework in leadership and supervision
* Documented leadership in engaging with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
* Knowledge of emerging trends and issues in academic libraries and instructional technologies, including electronic books and media
* Knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative library technologies to serve the academic community in teaching, learning and research
* Demonstrated experience in adapting to changing demands and roles of academic libraries and librarians

A1.Develops, communicates, and implements a vision of library priorities, services, and strategic directions compatible with the mission of the University.
A2.Coordinates the development and implementation of the library strategic plan.
A3.Oversees, plans and assesses all library services and resources.

B1.Administers all aspects of library services.
B2.Reviews and modifies University Library processes to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and quality services.
B3.Develops effective, collaborative, interdepartmental teams and prioritizes projects based on feasibility, use of resources and institutional impact.
B4.Plans for and develops policies, procedures, services and resources to meet the curricular needs of the academic colleges and the community.
B5.Works with a library consortium in developing and sustaining cooperative policies and programs.
B6.Develops library policies and procedures.
B7.Compiles statistics, materials and reports for stakeholder requests.

C1.Supervises the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center building and University Library to ensure that facilities are safe, accessible, effective, efficient and inviting.
C2.Oversees library space planning and building renovation.

D1.Recruits, supervises and coaches staff to provide a cohesive, enthusiastic and professional library workforce.
D2.Provides direct supervision to 10 professional staff and 2 university staff plus indirect supervision of an additional 12 staff. Develops job descriptions, formulates performance standards, conducts evaluations and initiates personnel actions.
D3.Evaluates and reassigns library staff, within the work group structure, to meet changing library needs.
D4.Encourages and supports professional development for library staff.
D5.Follows human resources rules and procedures necessary to represent the library.

E1.Provides leadership for budgetary development, budgetary management, and accessing new revenue streams.
E2.Administers and coordinates the library budget; develops additional revenue sources (grants, gifts, etc.).

F1.Serves as an advocate and leader, representing the library at the campus, community, state, and national levels.
F2.Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships within the library and university community.
F3.Collaborates with campus technology departments to ensure provision of library resources and services.

G1.Serves as Copyright Officer for the university.
G2.Develops educational materials and conducts presentations on copyright issues.
G3.Advises on fair use and copyright issues/laws.

H1.Accepts the rights and responsibilities of an Academic Staff member as outlined in University Library policies and the UW-Stout Handbook for Unclassified Staff.
H2.Participates in university governance activities and serves on library, campus and University of Wisconsin Libraries committees as appropriate.
H3.Participates in professional activities and organizations relevant to expertise.
H4.Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost or Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

I1.Keeps abreast of emerging trends and issues in academic libraries by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional meetings and workshops.
I2.Engages in research and scholarly activity as necessary for effective individual performance to contribute to library objectives and goals.

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves over 9,500 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. As 'Wisconsin's Polytechnic University,' students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy and serve society. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, assessment of student learning and service.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, one hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

Screening of applications will begin 2/15/2016. Applications may be reviewed until position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Glendali Rodriguez, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Coordinator: Dawn Skovbroten
Phone: 715-232-2392

Job Family: Supervisory

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