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