Associate University Librarian for Academic Services

at Wesleyan University (view profile)
Location Middletown, Connecticut
Date Posted April 15, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @Wesleyan_Lib


This is an exciting time to join the Wesleyan Library. With a new University Librarian as of 2018, strong support from the University, and staff eager for change, the new Associate University Librarian for Academic Services will have opportunities to make a significant impact on the academic life of students and faculty.

Reporting to the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services (AULAC) leads and empowers a team of librarians and staff in support of undergraduate and graduate teaching, learning, and research.

As a member of the management team the AULAC has direct supervision over Research Services, Music Library & World Music Archives, Art Library & Visual Resources Collection.

Responsibilities include

  • Providing strategic and collaborative leadership on library-wide issues.
  • Providing research support and instruction across the curriculum.
  • Providing liaison support for multiple departments.
  • Serving on library and campus committees.
  • Developing and implementing innovative and transformative research and instruction support models.
  • Developing and implementing a collaborative vision, strategy, and tactics for digital scholarship and scholarly communication (including OA and OER).
  • Working creatively and effectively in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Wesleyan Library and across the institution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master degree in library/information science or a related subject and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in libraries or an equivalent combination of education training and experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with faculty.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces.
  • Understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes and assessment in support of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of inspiring, supporting, and managing a high-performance team that is responsive, innovative, collaborative, and efficient.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of teaching and research methodologies and practices.
  • Experience with designing, delivering, and evaluating academic support services.
  • Experience leading organizational change and the ability to inspire innovation.
  • Experience building successful internal and external relationships.
  • Advanced academic degree.