Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources Townsend Memorial Library

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

The University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks qualified candidates for Associate Dean and  Director of Learning Resources to lead its Townsend Memorial Library. This is a year-round,  non-tenure track faculty position with initial appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or  Professor, commensurate with experience. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and  dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed  discernment in a global society. 

Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources is responsible  for helping our students and faculty become information-literate in a digital world. The successful candidate is an enthusiastic, experienced, and innovative academic professional with  significant experience in information literacy program development, collection development,  reference and instruction services, coordination of information technology, assessment of  library services, and oversight of library personnel, facilities and budget. The successful  candidate will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to leverage  the university’s library initiatives and resources to contribute to the strategic goals of the  campus.  

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central  Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130  miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational  opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community. 

Faculty Responsibilities: Librarians are members of the UMHB faculty and are expected to  demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific  responsibilities. This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental,  library and campus-wide committees/working groups and maintaining a broad awareness of  current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, as well as service to the university and the community.  

Specific Responsibilities: The Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources provides  leadership for the Townsend Memorial Library. Within the university’s polices and parameters,  specific duties will include:  

  • Develop short- and long-range plans for the library, consistent with the vision, mission,  and goals of the university. 
  • Provide visionary leadership to achieve the library’s strategic goals.
  • Provide effective library faculty/staff leadership, supervision and professional development.
  • Maintain close contact with the deans of the Colleges and Schools by attending faculty meetings as needed, and assessing future needs.
  • As requested, consult in planning processes to add new academic programs and courses in order to plan for, and provide necessary support.
  • Develop and implement new initiatives, services, and apply emerging technologies to foster learning and research.
  • Develop policies, in consultation with deans, directors, professional librarians,  administration, and faculty concerning the development and provision of library  resources and services. 
  • Supervise well-organized procedures for the selection, acquisition and cataloging of  physical and online collections, books, periodicals and other library materials to support  the university curricula. 
  • Prepare the annual library budget for the Provost via the usual channels, and authorize  the expenditure of budgeted library funds.  

Qualifications: 

  • An MLIS or MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • A minimum of five (5) years full time collegiate-level library leadership experience, including faculty/staff supervision, is required.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience or experience creating and delivering presentations/workshops to groups of 20+ people.
  • Expertise in information literacy standards and current industry trends with the ability to create engaging presentations, workshops and online materials for use by students, faculty and staff.  
  • Membership in relevant professional library organizations is expected. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
  • Must be an active and committed Christian.

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits  including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits  for employees and their dependents. 

TO APPLY: Visit www.hr.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a  cover letter, CV, and transcript copies with your online application. Your letter of interest  should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and  commitments. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is  filled.

To apply for this job please visit www.umhb.edu.