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Job Posting: Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collections

  • 1.  Job Posting: Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collections

    Posted 11-17-2021 12:24

    Come work with us at the University of Kentucky! This is an exciting new position with a portfolio including liaisons, instruction, branch libraries, and collections. I'm on the search committee (plus once held a version of this position) and would be happy to talk with anyone who might be interested.

    Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collections


    Recently embarking on a historic $2.1 billion comprehensive campaign, the University of Kentucky set an ambitious path to be a destination for students, scholars, and healthcare providers to forge new discoveries and arrive at world-class outcomes. University of Kentucky Libraries is vital to fulfilling the goals of enhancing and expanding the university's research enterprise, and we are looking for an innovative and collaborative Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collection Strategy to provide leadership and vision for a range of user-focused services in support of the University of Kentucky's educational, research, and service missions.

    Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this reconfigured position, focused on building upon and enhancing engagement with campus, will lead an approximately 59 FTE in a portfolio that includes the University of Kentucky Libraries' subject liaison program, five branch libraries (Design Library, Education Library, Fine Arts Library, Medical Center Library, and Science and Engineering Library), educational services, reference services, and collections program, including collections strategy, acquisitions, and resource sharing.  The AD will develop and build upon partnerships across campus and position the Libraries as an essential partner within the University's educational and research enterprises.  The AD will strengthen core services and support the development of new services and programming for evolving teaching and research approaches and methods.  As a member of the Libraries' senior leadership team, the AD will serve on the Executive Committee and participate in planning, budget, operations and personnel decisions for the organization.   They will assist in the implementation of the Libraries' strategic plan and lead an evolving portfolio of projects and priorities, in a collaborative, dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

    For more information: Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collections



    Valerie Perry
    2020 SLA Board Director
    2016 SLA Fellow

    Interim Director of the Science & Engineering Library
    University of Kentucky