Deputy Director—Medical Sciences Library

Position Announcement

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a strategic and dynamic leader with a passion for service excellence and a commitment to providing a highly collaborative, welcoming, and innovative environment for both library staff and users.  As the Deputy Director of the Medical Sciences Library (MSL), this position serves under the MSL Director and as the Director’s primary delegate.  As a key member of the MSL leadership team, the Deputy Director shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development and evaluation, library-wide planning, budgeting and staffing decisions.  The Deputy Director manages the day-to-day operations of the library and in the absence of the MSL Director, assumes responsibility for all library programs and services.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities for scholarly activities and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for promotion and tenure.      

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent
  • Seven years of professional experience in an academic health sciences center or large academic library serving a significant health sciences or biomedical constituency
  • Three years of the required experience must include staff and/or librarian supervision and development
  • Three years of the required experience must include planning and/or management experience
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in developing and implementing new services
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Established record in scholarship and service
Desired Qualifications:
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals at the Senior or Distinguished level
  • Established and ongoing record in scholarship and service consistent with potential for consideration of tenure on arrival and/or with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
  • Experience managing library operations and implementing policies and/or procedures
  • Experience leading teams or other successful work collaborations
  • Experience managing renovation or other space redesign projects
  • Experience using customer feedback to enhance services
  • Demonstrated success in service delivery
  • Demonstrated commitment to high standards and enhancement of customer service

ENVIRONMENT:

The University:
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries: 

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank:

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $78,000.  Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications:

Applications received by July 23, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see library.tamu.edu, about the university, www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, www.visitaggieland.com.

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