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Associate University Librarian, Digital Strategies and Technology

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, Indiana
Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2022

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The individual who earns this appointment will be an effective leader and supervisor who will excel at managing core technology systems and services — both as a discrete unit and in partnership with key stakeholders such as the University's Office of Information Technology, Notre Dame Research, and the Office of the Provost — that implement and leverage technology to facilitate the production and long-term management of impactful research, scholarship, and teaching.


35 percent = Leadership, Supervision, and Management

- Stewards, supervises, and manages the Hesburgh Libraries’ Digital Strategies and Technology (DST) Division, its personnel, and its resources in ways that advance the mission, vision, strategic priorities, goals, objectives, key results, and values of the University of Notre Dame and its main library system. The DST Division has stewardship and oversight responsibilities for departments that manage Hesburgh Libraries' technology functions, including library applications, web and software engineering, support and solutions analysis, enterprise systems, and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

- Develops annual and multiyear operational plans for the DST Division that will meet or exceed University and Hesburgh Libraries priorities, goals, and aspirations, using effective and viable means that always remain in fiscal, political, and strategic alignment with the Edward H. Arnold Dean, Hesburgh Libraries and University of Notre Dame Press and University leadership

- Collaborates with others to ensure that DST Division departments and functions serve and advance all Hesburgh Libraries and University units, programs, services, and initiatives as effectively and efficiently as possible

25 percent = Scalable and Sustainable Innovation

- Identifies trends and develops effective technology solutions, innovations, collaborations, and partnerships that advance the current and future needs of the University’s faculty, students, Libraries' workers, and essential stakeholders

- Ensures Hesburgh Libraries has scalable and sustainable technology infrastructure, user-friendly and effective online services, and a digital environment that maximizes and promotes research, teaching, scholarship, and learning

- Ensures that the Hesburgh Libraries Executive Team (HLET) and other relevant key stakeholders remain aware of and in compliance with relevant global, national, local, and technologies and associated policies, procedures, standards, laws, regulations, and best practices that impact or improve the optimal operation of an academic research library system that is housed within a Carnegie Classified R1 doctoral university with very high research activities

25 percent = Enterprise System Stewardship

- Oversees development, implementation, support, maintenance, and administration of enterprise technologies and systems that are managed by Hesburgh Libraries on behalf of the University of Notre Dame and key stakeholders, including but not limited to the integrated library system (ILS), the University's open scholarship repository, and the MARBLE digital scholarship initiative 

- Collaborates with key Hesburgh Libraries stakeholders to maintain, update, and publish a centralized and accessible compendium of Hesburgh Libraries' policies, procedures, and best practices related to the sustainable and scalable operation of enterprise technologies and systems that are managed by Hesburgh Libraries on behalf of the University of Notre Dame and key stakeholders

- Ensures that the Libraries’ digital holdings and digital scholarship services, through the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship and otherwise, are widely perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust through the Libraries’ Web interfaces, always complying with current and emerging World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards

15 percent = Other Executive Contributions

- Performs activities that expand knowledge and abilities in ways that positively impact her or his performance, service to the Hesburgh Libraries, the University of Notre Dame, or the research library profession

- Maintains or improves executive or technical skills through an annual program of professional development that directly advances the mission, vision, and aspirations of the Hesburgh Libraries

- Performs any other executive duties as necessary to advance the mission, vision, and aspirations of the Hesburgh Libraries


- Completed masters from a graduate program that is accredited by the American Library Association OR a doctoral degree from an accredited university whereby the thesis subject matter covers one or more functional areas that this position will supervise

- Supervisory experience within academe


- Sufficient relevant experience, reputation, achievement, and credentials within academe that are reasonably likely to present a strong case for appointment to Library faculty by Notre Dame's Office of the Provost at the non-tenure level of associate librarian or higher, as the non-tenure associate librarian rank is described by the University’s “Academic Articles” and the Hesburgh Libraries’ information circular “Criteria for Library Faculty Appointment and Promotion”. Both documents are available in the “Library Faculty Positions” section of Hesburgh Libraries’ Employment Opportunities web page.



Faculty appointment, salary, and rank are nationally competitive with peer Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Per the University’s Academic Articles, librarians at Hesburgh Libraries qualify for non-tenure library faculty appointments.  Candidates may learn more about Library faculty status through the University’s “Academic Articles” and the Hesburgh Libraries’ information circular “Criteria for Library Faculty Appointment and Promotion”. Both documents are available in the “Library Faculty Positions” section of Hesburgh Libraries’ Employment Opportunities web page.

In addition, the University of Notre Dame offers an outstanding benefits package. Candidates can view summaries of benefits at Human Resources’ Benefits Summaries web page.  For this role, view the summary entitled “Regular Faculty {Full-Time}.”

Finally, the University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. Candidates can view summaries of this program at Human Resources’ Dual Career Assistance Program web page, at


The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective global Catholic doctoral research university with very high research activity whose idyllic campus is located in northern Indiana’s Michiana region, and about 90 miles east from Chicago. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage

The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame advances institutional priorities by utilizing a talent process that maximizes professional and personal potential, implementing innovative services that further intellectual inquiry, and facilitating access to knowledge across a wide range of scholarly resources in numerous disciplines and formats.

As the primary library system on Notre Dame's campus, Hesburgh Libraries is a dynamic organization that features the flagship Hesburgh Library. Hesburgh Library, along with the Main Building and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is one of three iconic buildings that define the skyline of the Notre Dame campus. It also features the world-famous Word of Life mural (affectionately known as “Touchdown Jesus”).

The Hesburgh Library building houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Medieval Institute Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, University Archives, and the Visual Resources Center. The Hesburgh Libraries organization also includes three specialty libraries located across the Notre Dame campus (Architecture Library, Business Library, and Music Library).

In 2022, the Hesburgh Libraries developed a new mission, vision, and strategic framework [pdf] designed to help advance Notre Dame's aspirations to become one of the world's leading research universities while prioritizing human and professional flourishing. Within this new framework, each member of the library community plays a key role in advancing strategic goals and objectives, sustaining critical operations, and defining shared values.

The Hesburgh Libraries organization employs nearly 200 people, including more than 50 library faculty members, and has been a longstanding member of several organizations, including Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), HathiTrust, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries’ website For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit


We expect that the successful candidates will increase the diversity of voices within research libraries, higher education, and cultural heritage institutions. As integral prospective members of the Hesburgh Libraries Executive Team (HLET), each of these new associate university librarians not only will be sensitive to the history of exclusion within libraries and other information enterprises, but also will be willing and able to identify, challenge, and eliminate bias or exclusion that may hamper or impair the Libraries’ optimal performance. Through their materials, applicants should clearly demonstrate how they have embodied, fostered, or implemented an equitable culture that considers diversity to be a competitive advantage.

While the University of Notre Dame welcomes and actively seeks Catholic intellectuals, what the University asks of all its scholars and students is not a particular creedal affiliation, but a respect for the objectives of Notre Dame, and a willingness to enter into the conversation that gives it life and character. Therefore, the University insists upon academic freedom that makes open discussion and inquiry possible.

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


This position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website:

Review of applications will begin in January 2023. The application period ends at 11:59 PM ET on March 1, 2023. Candidates may apply simultaneously for up to two of the open associate university librarian roles. Candidates who wish to apply for two (2) associate university librarian roles must submit two applications, one for each role. Candidates who are interviewing for two roles will be interviewed twice, once for each role, and the Search Committee will adjudicate each interview separately. If a candidate who has applied for two roles advances to the campus interview round, however, she or he will need to visit campus only once and submit only one set of professional references.

Interested candidates should assemble four (4) items, in the following sequential order, in a single, unlocked Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file:

(1) A formal letter of application (3 pages maximum), addressed to

Michelle Savoie 
Personnel Specialist
Hesburgh Libraries
University of Notre Dame
284 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(2) A résumé or curriculum vitae (15 pages maximum);

(3) Final, accepted, or complete draft publication or comparable non-confidential writing sample (10 pages maximum); and

(4) The name, title, institution, and email address of five (5) professional references. At least one of these references must have been your direct supervisor within the past three years. (Hesburgh Libraries search representatives will begin contacting professional references once selected candidates accept an invitation for a campus visit.)

Please name the submitted Acrobat file as follows:


(Example: hesburghlibraries2023-AUL_savoiem)

Failure to comply with these directions may disqualify your application from being considered or delay review of your materials.


he University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at The Hesburgh Libraries ( hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 124 staff and 50 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.

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