Chief Library Services Officer
Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
The Chief Library Services Officer (CLSO) reports directly to the Chief Academic Technology Officer (CATO). The CLSO oversees all library services operations across the PCOM community (all campuses, physical locations, and digital resources) and provides direct supervision for the Associate Director of Operations & Assessment, Library Services (ADOA-LS), Associate Director of Education & Engagement, Library Services (ADEE-LS), and Administrative Assistant, Library Services (AA-LS).
The CLSO leads all aspects of library operations, including vision setting, policy development, coordination and planning for services and systems, in collaboration with a team of librarians and paraprofessionals. They also oversee all operations and services for collection management, services and policies, Special Collections, Outreach & Engagement Services, and User Services and Technology. In addition, the CLSO reviews and negotiates library resources contracts and renewals for budget planning and aligns library activities and services with PCOM’s strategic plan, mission, and vision.
The appointment carries both administrative and academic leadership responsibilities for all operational areas of the PCOM Library including allocation of financial resources, license negotiation, and personnel management. As fiduciary, the position requires a deep knowledge of the publishing and information technologies industries as well as a fundamental understanding of the relationship dynamics required for successful negotiation, purchasing and licensing of all e-resources. In tandem with the Library Leadership Team, they design and develop assessment initiatives, maintain the library portal and its underlying systems, review and identify effective work processes, and ensure effective faculty engagement and communication. The CLSO also oversees evidence-based content management and teaching in response to changing user needs in a hybrid environment for the campus libraries. The position has faculty status and functions collaboratively with campus administrative leaders, faculty, committees, and staff of each campus to achieve the Library’s mission.
This position may be located at any of our three campuses: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia). The position requires a Master's degree or PhD in Library & Information Sciences. Additional advanced degrees and/or certificates in affiliated fields desirable. Minimum ten years of major administrative responsibility as an associate director or department head in an academic medical or science library is required.
PCOM offers a comprehensive package of benefits for eligible staff and faculty which includes:
Medical plans (including prescription
drug and vision coverage)
Generous paid time off, sick time,
and holiday pay
Long term and short term disability
Flexible spending accounts
Exceptional retirement benefits
equivalent to 5% - 15% of annual salary
And many other benefits and
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PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.