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Dean of Libraries & Belk Distinguished Professor for Library & Information Studies - Appalachian State University


The University seeks an experienced, energetic, and strategically minded library leader and engaging library advocate. Successful candidates will have demonstrated interests in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; the values and skills to support collaborative and collegial governance within and beyond the Libraries; and the vision and abilities to balance traditional library values and services with the fast-moving innovations and transformations of university libraries in the 21st century. The Dean leads a large and highly accomplished library faculty and staff committed to service, teaching, and scholarship, and serves the broader university and community as a member of the Dean’s Council and Provost’s Council.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or its international equivalent. Significant and progressive academic library management and leadership experience. A demonstrated and steadfast interest in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. A record of scholarly activity meeting requirements for the rank of full professor.