New York University (NYU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Division of Libraries. The Dean leads one of the largest, most distinguished and innovative research libraries in the world, widely recognized for its exceptional collections, outstanding librarians and staff, seamless global service and organizational culture of creativity and learning. The NYU Libraries hold nearly 10 million items and comprise five main libraries in Manhattan and one each in Brooklyn, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Its flagship, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, receives 2.6 million visits annually. The Division also includes the award-winning NYU Press and a wide range of academic technology and media support services for the New York campus.
The Dean is responsible for leadership and administration of an organization of 78 faculty librarians, 257 administrative and support staff and 75 FTE student employees, with a budget of $78 million. Reporting to the NYU Provost, the Dean is a member of the President's Senior Leadership Team and works closely and collaboratively with deans and other colleagues across the University to ensure that the Division's resources, programs and services address the needs and aspirations of NYU's academic programs.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of administrative accomplishments, qualify for tenure and be a strong communicator and collaborator. The primary opportunities and challenges for the Dean include: advancing a strategic vision for the Libraries and the division globally; leveraging and extending the Libraries' financial and intellectual resources for maximum value to the University; overseeing the continued user-oriented development and renovation of the Libraries' physical space and the continued development of its digital infrastructure and capacity; nurturing and continuing development of talented librarians and staff; driving an organizational culture of innovation, service and collaboration; ensuring that the NYU Press continues to thrive and advance scholarly communication; and representing and promoting the Libraries nationally and internationally through engagement, intellectual leadership, and collaboration with other libraries as well as scholarly publishing communities.
NYU will be assisted by Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates on this search. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
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