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Dean, University Library, CSU Long Beach

  • 1.  Dean, University Library, CSU Long Beach

    Posted 02-03-2023 19:11

    California State University Long Beach seeks an inspirational leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to execute collaborative and transparent leadership for the present and future of the University Library. The Dean is expected to begin this position in the summer of 2023.

    CSULB is a diverse, learning-centered, globally engaged public university, which enriches the lives of its students and its surrounding community through informed, high-impact educational experiences with superior teaching, research, creative activity, and public action. Three December 2020 rankings by place CSULB in the Top 1% of public universities in the nation. For these rankings, Money assessed factors such as educational quality, tuition, financial aid awards, graduation rates, debt load and early-career earnings to yield No. 17 (, No. 27 (, and No. 11 ( spots. In addition, CSULB is ranked No. 1 in the nation for its impact in supporting social mobility, according to a new ranking published by Education Reform Now, a national think tank and advocacy organization for the American public education system. The Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education has ranked CSULB No. 4 in the nation for campus diversity.

    The University Library (see was established to provide direct support for the educational mission of the university through selecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating recorded knowledge in all its formats and manifestations. The organization provides the human, print, and digital resources necessary for the campus community to locate, retrieve, and evaluate information effectively. Full-time and student staff provide phenomenal experiences for our patrons and assure effective and efficient day-to-day operations. Library faculty serve as subject-specialists and liaisons to the campus's 63 academic departments and programs, collectively delivering over 800 instruction sessions a semester. They ensure that library collections align with curricular needs and reflect emerging discipline-specific knowledge. CSULB's smart classrooms equipped with high-tech furnishings provide the ideal layout for classroom instruction and interaction between students and librarians. Library faculty meet the evolving landscape of education through accommodating various alternative modes of instruction (AMI) in online and hybrid learning environments.

    Among the requirements for the position, the Dean must possess an  American Library Association accredited Master's degree or accredited international equivalent; at least 5 years of progressive administrative and/or leadership experience in libraries or in an academic setting; evidence of the ability to meet the professional requirements of a tenured position through research, librarianship, and service; and demonstrated effectiveness in cultivating diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students. Please see the full profile at for the full list of required and preferred qualifications, as well as application materials required (see pp.9-10).

    Academic Search is assisting California State University Long Beach in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: Priority consideration will be given to application materials received by February 20, 2023.

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please forward to potential candidates.

    Hema Ramachandran

    CSULB Engineering Librarian