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Associate Dean, University Library

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Associate Dean, University Library

Job No: 537406
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position: Associate Dean, University Library
Effective Date: On or about July 1, 2024 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: The Administrator III (12-Month) classification salary is $75,000 - $240,000/per year. The anticipated hiring range is $130,000 to $150,000/per year (Commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Reports To: Dean, University Library
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin April 19, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

University Library

Required Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in Library Science (e.g., MLS, MLIS) from an American Library Association- accredited school or an equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S.
  • Academic qualifications appropriate to appointment to the rank of Associate Librarian with tenure as specified in the University Library's Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion policy
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and leadership positions and administrative work in a library
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel management
  • Demonstrated success in management in an academic department, program, or college environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to work successfully with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively across academic disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic qualifications appropriate to appointment to the rank of Librarian (Full) with tenure as specified in the University Library's Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion policy.
  • Three years of academic library leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel, procedures, and effectiveness involving staff and lecturers (i.e., non-tenure track faculty) evaluations in a department, program, or college environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with tenure and promotion procedures in a department or program in a college or university environment.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with faculty professional development (e.g., training, mentoring, and planning).
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with conflict management and resolution, equity and diversity, and ethical issues involving students and faculty
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: program assessment and review, public relations, and outreach, and research grants and contracts
  • Demonstrated experience in a collective bargaining environment
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting and hiring tenure-track faculty
  • Demonstrated experience with creating, updating, and identifying curriculum in a college or comparable context, including stewarding curriculum through the review process


The Associate Dean assume a range of duties as a key member of the leadership team of the University Library with specific responsibilities in areas that may include, but are not limited to the following:

Functional Oversight
  • Serves as the primary library administrator, in the absence of the Dean
  • Assist the Dean in the management and oversight of all Library operations
  • Serves as the Dean's designee on various committees and at university functions as requested by the Dean of the Library
  • Advocates for library initiatives, services, and partnerships by developing strong relationships with campus constituents and campus administrators
  • Works in collaboration with internal and external patrons. (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and community members)
  • Has a front-line role in communicating and enforcing library policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Assists the Dean of the Library in developing strategic plans and annual reports
  • Collaborates with Library Faculty to identify and implement strategic goals consistent with the Library's vision
  • Anticipates, initiates, and responds to environmental changes and keeps abreast of trends that impact higher education and the library profession to ensure that the Library and the University achieve their goals
  • Oversees assessment efforts, data collection, compilation, and reporting to various groups (e.g., ACRL, the Chancellor's office, et al.) and internal program reviews

Management and Leadership
  • Oversight of the Access Services and Technical Services Departments under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Dean
  • Cultivate a working environment that fosters motivation, empowerment, and dedication among the staff and promotes inclusivity
  • Encourage and support professional and career development for staff and faculty
  • Facilitates cross-divisional collaboration and engagement among library staff to ensure mutual support and active participation in shared endeavors
  • Ensure effective personnel coverage for Library functions
  • Responsible for overseeing recruitment, hiring, and training of staff personnel in collaboration with the Dean and Administrative Services Manager for the Access Services and Technical Services Departments
  • Provides support for the recruitment, orientation, and training of Library staff and faculty
  • Oversight of employee disciplinary processes consistent with all university policies and collective bargaining agreements under the direction of and in collaboration with the Dean

Strategic Planning
  • Responsible for recommending, creating, and implementing long- and short-term goals and operational plans in collaboration with the Library's faculty and staff
  • Ensures that the Library's and Academic Affairs' goals align with and support the University's overall mission
  • Promote and encourage commitment to achieve strategic plans and communicate strategic initiatives

Community and University Partnerships
  • Identify and anticipate community needs and builds effective, strategic alliances internally and externally
  • Collaborate with business partners in achieving University goals that support the University's mission
  • Develop community relations and support through successful negotiating and relationship building
  • Represent and attend meetings and events related to alumni relations, community relations, and fundraising projects as requested
  • Works with the Dean, Library Administration, and University Advancement staff on alumni relations, community relations, and fundraising projects
  • Solicits and builds internal and external support for programming, fundraising, and instruction

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About the University Library

The University Library supports the instructional and research needs of the campus community through its breadth and depth of collections, exceptional library faculty and staff-led services, and innovative use of library spaces. Currently, there are 16 full-time equivalent faculty members. Library faculty serve as subject-specialists and liaisons to CSULB's 63 academic departments and programs, collectively delivering over 800 instruction sessions a semester. We work independently and collaboratively to strengthen student information literacy skills through one-on-one consultations, one-shot instruction, embedded course instruction, and modular and scalable eLearning experiences. We ensure that library collections align with curricular needs and reflect emerging discipline-specific knowledge. The University library has one of the largest collections in the California State University System. It is 8th in the system for print collections, 4th largest in ongoing subscription access, and 6th in overall library budgets.

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three to five references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage). Note: On-campus applicants, please include at least one external reference in your list.
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information and process should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
University Library
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.) please contact:

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Background Check

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment at the time of hire or appointment and annually thereafter. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID- 19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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