|Dean of the LSU Libraries|
Louisiana State University,
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|Dean of the LSU Libraries|
Louisiana State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the LSU Libraries. The Dean leads a faculty and staff of 90 and oversees two library facilities with a combined area of 360,000 square feet. With administrative oversight for all aspects of library operations, the Dean provides vision for strategic planning and sets policy direction for library services, facilities, and collection development. The Dean also has primary responsibility for guiding and encouraging the development of consortia and collaborative agreements between libraries and with other units on campus, supporting grant writing, and spearheading development efforts. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the LSU Libraries.
In addition to physical collections including more than 3 million titles, 15,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 500,000+ maps, comprehensive collections of state and federal documents, and millions of microforms, the Libraries provide access to hundreds of thousands of online books, articles, and databases. The Libraries’ Special Collections division, housed in Hill Memorial Library, includes significant rare book holdings as well as the most comprehensive collection of primary source materials focused on Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley in existence, drawing researchers from around the world. The Libraries also house the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History and publish the online Civil War Book Review.
The LSU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Lyrasis, the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC), and the LOUISiana Digital Library.
About LSU: LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. In 2013, for the sixth consecutive year, LSU was ranked in the first tier of “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land, sea, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of nearly 35,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program; progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library; scholarly record of research and publication to qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of full librarian.
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