Framingham, MA Category:
Wed Sep 29 2021 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Dean is responsible for the Library's planning and
implementation process in concert with the University's strategic
plan. The Dean manages a full range of day-to-day operational
functions and services of all departments within the Library. This
includes developing and implementing policies and procedures to
ensure effective operations; ensuring compliance with contractual
agreements; reviewing, approving, and monitoring expenditures and
recommended budgets; providing leadership and managing the
personnel activities of librarians and Library staff, including
hiring, training, and evaluating the work of librarians and staff
in accordance with contractual agreements; and preparing and
initiating new programs for the benefit of students and faculty.
The Dean is responsible for matters relating to the acquisition,
organization and maintenance of Library resources both for
instruction and research purposes and for general information to
the academic community through materials in a variety of formats.
The Dean is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal
opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and
decisions in areas of responsibility.
Supervises full and part-time Librarians and Library staff.
Direct report of the Provost and Vice President for Academic
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establishes Library goals and objectives to meet the academic
and related needs of the departments and, in collaboration with
faculty and administrators, develops policies, sets priorities, and
evaluates and adjusts library functions and services to meet the
needs of the campus community, with a strong focus on antiracism,
equity, and inclusivity.
- Establishes standards in the internal operation of each Library
department and conducts long-range planning activities and programs
that support public services, promote and preserve the Library's
main and historic collections, and encourage user relations that
are responsive to and dynamically support a shared vision with the
mission of the University.
- Collaborates with deans, chairs, and faculty to actively
promote and forward the Library's role in integrating information
literacy and digital fluency skills into the curriculum and
advocates for the use of emerging technologies to meet the current
and future demands of Library services.
- Assesses services, virtual and physical, oversees the Library's
support of online education, conducts studies and responds to
findings, and initiates new programs to improve services and
collections that includes digitization and improving access to
electronic research materials.
- Supervises and oversees the professional development of all
personnel and performs all personnel actions that include
conducting formal evaluations for reappointment, promotion, tenure,
and post-tenure review in accordance with contractual
- Prepares budget materials, approves and administers Library
funds, and reports on expenditures made by the department.
- Serves as the Library's voting representative, determining its
policies as a member of various networks, consortia, and other
cooperating library organizations (e.g., Lyrasis, Minuteman Library
Network, and the Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries
of Public Higher Education Institutions, Inc.).
- Prepares detailed reports that may be required by the
University administration and/or by external agencies.
- Serves on special and/or standing committees, governance
bodies, or councils of the University, upon the call of the
- Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an
institution accredited by the American Library Association.
- A second subject Master's degree from an accredited
- Five years of management experience that includes the
supervision of a diverse staff.
- Thorough knowledge of higher education principles, practices,
and procedures, the application of information technologies, and
considerable knowledge of trends in higher education and their
impact on library services.
- Thorough knowledge of current library practices, procedures,
and trends in institutions of higher education and a strong
commitment to student-centered library services.
- Extensive administrative and supervisory ability in library
operations, demonstrated ability to lead a team, strong
interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to
supervise the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and
student support staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a collegial and
collaborative framework and to foster this ability in staff.
- Professional competence as evidenced by professional growth and
development activities, the ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships, and the ability to set priorities
and organize tasks.
- Knowledge of and demonstrable experience in all facets of the
position described in the Duties and Responsibilities of the Job
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, non-unit
position. The annual salary range is $107,000-122,000.
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all
employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin
employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all
individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of
employment has been accepted, and before employment begins.
Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or
religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to
Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.