Responsible for the administration and coordination of all activities related to library services, physical space, collection development, budgeting, staffing, fundraising, information technology adoption, and strategic planning of its two principle divisions: User Services and Resource Management & Discovery. The Dean of University Libraries is the liaison between all university libraries and other academic and non-academic units of Tarleton State University. Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate. Â
20% Collection Development: The Dean of University Libraries will oversee collection acquisition and development that will advance the research and teaching mission of Tarleton State University.
15% Budgeting: Sets and maintains a budget that reflects well-defined priorities. Functions as the chief fiscal officer by monitoring financial and managerial reporting to the benefit of all libraries and the university. The Dean of University Libraries is a strong advocate in seeking both internal and external resources in supplementing the budget and in supporting special projects.
15% Technology Services: The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for university-wide development of new technologies and the integration of technology into current library services.
10% Facilities Management: The Dean of University Libraries and library support services will provide facilities for all instructional sites and the global campus that support the mission of the university and continue to enhance all facilities as new technology and university growth warrants.
10% Professional Development: The Dean of University Libraries will maintain and enhance a record of scholarly and professional achievement, including active participation in professional organizations and will represent the university at large within the professional community.
10% Public Relations and Outreach: The Dean of University Libraries strongly advocates for university libraries in conduct and public relations activities within the university, the community, and beyond.
10% Staffing: The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for establishing effective working relationships among all library staff, both professional and para-professional. The Dean of University Libraries fosters a work environment that encourages professional growth through effective leadership, motivation and guidance. The Dean of University Libraries is also responsible for recruiting, developing, and evaluating employees.
5% Strategic Planning: The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for developing and executing the mission, goals, and objectives of the Tarleton Libraries. The Dean of University Libraries establishes meaningful, measurable goals for organizational accomplishment, assesses outcomes on an annual basis, and develops a culture of accountability among direct reports.
5% Performs other duties as assigned, including university committee assignments.
Required Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in library or information sciences, or a related field. Ten years of experience in a college/university library, with progressively increasing responsibilities. Five years of supervisory experience. Successful fundraising experience, with a record of obtaining external funding.
Internal Number: R-030219
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.