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Dean of the Library and Information Technology, Washington College

  • 1.  Dean of the Library and Information Technology, Washington College

    Posted 02-22-2018 11:44

    Washington College invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Library and Information Technology (LIT). LIT supports excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship by providing traditional and innovative services to students, faculty and staff that facilitate and support both academic and business enterprises within a reliable, robust and secure technology infrastructure.

    Library and Information Technology is a new organizational unit, based on a restructuring that brings the information technology infrastructure staff into the existing unit of Miller Library and Academic Technology.

    Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the College, the Dean of Library and Information Technology will set a bold new strategic direction and vision for this restructured organization. Towards that end, the College is seeking a transformational leader to advance the essential role of library and information technology and to develop innovative solutions to 21st century educational challenges.

    The Dean of LIT, along with a dynamic team of experienced and engaged professional staff, is responsible for the management of library, academic technology, and IT infrastructure, including library services, educational technology, networks, telecommunications and desktop computer support. The Dean provides leadership, strategic planning and overall management of human, fiscal, curricular, scholarly and infrastructure resources for LIT. The Dean collaborates with key academic and administrative leaders across the campus to deliver client-focused information and technology services that support the engaged teaching, learning and scholarship of faculty and students, as well as the work of staff and administration. As a member of the president's senior staff, the Dean will actively participate in all its discussions, advising on matters related to college operations, initiatives and strategic direction. As a member of the faculty, the Dean will work closely with academic colleagues and advisory groups to envision and advise on innovative technologies to improve teaching, learning and administration.

    The Dean of LIT must have the following experiences, attributes and capabilities:

    • Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated capacity to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals; assess and develop the talents and expertise of staff; and build positive, service-oriented organizational culture with teams committed to collaboration and high-quality results
    • Significant fiscal/budgetary experience
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, articulate and implement a vision and strategy for library services, academic technology and network infrastructure to support teaching, learning, scholarship and business at Washington College
    • Broad knowledge of the latest developments in advanced technologies including the planning, maintenance and security of the campus technology infrastructure information systems, library, academic/instructional and infrastructure technology issues, trends and strategies and the rapidly evolving role of technology as an educational and business tool
    • Broad knowledge of current computing and communications-related technology such as digital networks, telephony, multimedia applications, distributed computing, hardware and software infrastructure and cloud-based services
    • Experience with planning and leading significant library and information technology initiatives including the ability to coordinate complementary priorities and complete projects for relevant college offices and departments
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college leaders to define and support institutional policies, operations and strategic direction
    • Demonstrated ability working collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a close community, forming relationships of trust and confidence and communicating effectively with all constituents including the communication of technical issues and terminology in language understood by the broader college community
    • Broad knowledge of legal issues and risks related to cyber security, privacy, data stewardship, intellectual property and copyright
    • Deep understanding of and passion for the role of library services and academic technology in the teaching and learning environment of a liberal arts college
    • The ability to implement changes, assess the impact of changes and make mid-course corrections where appropriate
    • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • A strong commitment to the liberal arts as evidenced by an advanced degree in a liberal arts subject area or equivalent academic or scholarly accomplishment
    • A minimum of 10 years in library services and/or information technology including significant experience in a leadership role

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Library Science and/or Information Technology Management and a master's degree in a liberal arts subject area

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at Consensus * Online Application Process

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.