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University of Oklahoma Libraries,
Norman, Oklahoma

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 06/20/14

Head of Undergraduate Services & Learning Initiatives

Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Head of Undergraduate Services & Learning Initiatives will lead a team focused on providing services designed to deliver the best possible educational experiences for OU students. This key leadership role within the newly reorganized public services division of the OU Libraries will oversee programmatic areas including undergraduate research support, library instruction, information and data literacy, and outreach services with responsibility for strategic and annual planning, oversight of centralized service points, and supervision of staff (2 FTE) and approximately 16 student employees as well as coordinating some divisional events and special projects and planning for renovation of public and teaching spaces. The incumbent is expected to play a central role in growing the undergraduate services staff, developing individual skills and organizational capacity, increasing instructional offerings, and overseeing development of an assessment program.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in library science or a related field or equivalent experience in technology and operations management. Minimum of 36 months of professional-level experience in academic or public library or comparable setting providing instruction in face to face and online environments, with an emphasis on teaching students about library resources and services and information and data literacy in one-on-one and in group settings. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in library instruction and information and data literacy and instructional technology concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment. Commitment to service excellence and innovation in instruction. Understanding of the academic library’s role in teaching, learning, and research and knowledge of current and emerging trends in higher education, curriculum, undergraduate education, academic librarianship, scholarly communication, library services trends, and undergraduate services in academic libraries.  Ability to develop, plan, and implement innovative, undergraduate-focused library services and programs. Familiarity with and working knowledge of trends in library instruction and information and data literacy and instructional technology concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment. Ability to foster a  flexible, collaborative team-oriented work environment. Ability to supervise effectively including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, coaching and mentoring, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling. Demonstrated leadership abilities coupled with flexibility, innovation, creativity, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills. Ability to lead and/or coordinate multiple projects and to set priorities for self and others, to meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget while working with minimal supervision. Ability to work both independently and collegially in an dynamic and rapidly changing environment while performing detail-oriented tasks, analyzing needs and developing action plans, and coordinating with appropriate personnel as required. Ability to establish and sustain positive working relationships with all levels of staff – administrators, faculty, staff, and student employees – within the library and university – and with external constituencies. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor and presenter. Demonstrated technology proficiency and capabilities working with personal computers and software, the Web, social media, and library-relevant information technology applications. Experience with course management software and emerging technologies in higher education, including their instructional applications. Evidence of active involvement in professional and scholarly associations at the local, state, national, or international level and/or record of scholarship. Commitment to diversity.

Applicant screening to begin immediately; search will remain open until filled.  For complete information and to apply, go to jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition Number 19815.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.