The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Associate University Librarian (AUL) for the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Services. Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries (University Librarian), this position provides dynamic leadership and strategic vision to special collections, archives, and digital services at the University of Missouri. The AUL is responsible for creating local and regional partnerships, building capacity for the Division through grants and fundraising, and directing the operations of the Division in a wide variety of functional areas, including collection development, processing, digitization, and public services.
The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and services programs of an engaged public University.
Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Division's three departments (Special Collections and Rare Books, University Archives, and Digital Services) and its staff of 10 employees, including three full-time librarians, two full-time archivists, three full-time staff members, and several part-time employees, including graduate assistants and other student assistants. This includes establishing goals and objectives, setting priorities, long-term planning, resource allocation, personnel and operations evaluation, professional development of staff, and general administration.
Provide leadership for grant writing, fundraising and development activities, including proactively cultivating relationships with donors and seeking out gifts and other external support in cooperation with the Libraries' Director of Advancement.
Promote student, faculty, and researcher engagement with the collections through instruction and research services.
Foster partnerships and projects with other library, campus, and extramural partners.
Serve as a member of the Libraries' management team, participating in library-wide policy decisions and planning.
Serve on library, campus, and professional committees.
M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent or an advanced degree in a supporting discipline.
Strong knowledge of book history, archival administration, and current and emerging trends in special collections, archives, and digital services including collection development, digital preservation, and book conservation.
Demonstrated experience in digital projects.
At least six years of progressively responsible special collections experience, including experience working with rare books, and at least two years supervisory experience.
Record of successful grants and/or donor relationships.
Excellent outreach and communications skills.
Additional advanced degree in relevant field of study.
Language skills in non-English language(s).
Experience in an ARL or other large research library.
Experience working with library donors, large gifts, and with University Advancement.
Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in digitization, local digital repositories and aggregated digital collections in repositories such as the HathiTrust and DPLA.
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with rank. Negotiable from $85,000.
To Apply: A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Preference for applications received by December 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About the Libraries, the campus, and community : The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is an important investment for the state and nation.
MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of Americal Universities (AAU). The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.
The state's most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.
Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with more than 30,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 100 countries. MU's nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $248 million annually on scientific research. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master's degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.
Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America's best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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