The Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources will provide leadership to the Foley Library in all aspects of collection development, collection management, and information access within a rapidly evolving and increasingly digital scholarly communication environment. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively within the library and across campus to develop and implement innovative approaches to aligning the management of the library's collections budget; the development of digital, print, and archival collections; and promotion of open access and open educational resources with teaching, learning, and research at Gonzaga. The Associate Dean will have direct oversight of a team responsible for acquisitions, metadata management, and digitization services, and provide guidance to liaison librarians in the selection of resources for the library's collections. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative and creative approaches to managing collections at the local level while also developing new models that leverage local, regional, and national partnerships.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or in a relevant discipline or professional area
7+ years’ demonstrated successful, progressively responsible professional experience in an academic library or research environment, with significant experience supervising staff, delegating responsibility, and mentoring
Demonstrated experience with allocating and managing collection budgets, including endowment funds
Demonstrated interest in or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion through professional or community experience.
Demonstrated experience working in collection development and knowledge of trends in publishing
Demonstrated experience working with Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and intellectual property rights
Demonstrated understanding of metadata management and technology issues related to collection development, management, and information access
Demonstrated willingness and ability to lead and participate in organizational change, innovation, and healthy risk taking
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.