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Dean, University Libraries

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Dean, University Libraries

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Full Time

Academic Affairs Department

Job Summary

The incumbent serves as the chief administrator for University Libraries, providing leadership in defining and communicating the role of University Libraries as the center of excellence. He/she is responsible for the daily operation of University Libraries, including overall management of programs, resources and services.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the mission, philosophy, and culture of Alcorn’s history as a land-grant HBCU

Demonstrated ability to develop programs and work effectively with internal and external constituencies and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated skills and experience in successful team building, staff development and conflict resolution

Demonstrated skill in leadership, effective management and organization, financial planning and budget preparation, resource allocation and strategic planning

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Skilled in cross-cultural communication and multi-cultural competence

Demonstrated ability to provide efficient leadership and maintain the respect of the departments supervised

Essential Job Functions
  • Guides the growth and development of University Libraries
  • Embraces and enhances the land-grant mission of instruction, research, and service to a diverse population of patrons
  • Ensures compliance with internal policies and external regulatory agencies and specialized accreditation agencies
  • Assists in the implementation of strategic goals, objectives and action plans
  • Responsible for facilitating the recruitment, hiring, retention and evaluation of library staff ·
  • Ensures that the unit budget is utilized in the most effective and efficient manner to achieve mission-driven priorities
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and procedures, as well as applicable laws.
  • Ensures submission of recommended annual unit budget to the Provost/Senior VP for Academic Affairs
  • Builds visibility and image recognition through collaboration with the university community · Maintains and upgrades library facilities, equipment and services as needed
  • Represents the library to the university community, as well as to professional groups, organizations and other interested parties.

Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program
Doctoral degree in appropriate field is preferred

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Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


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Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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