Description: The Dean supervises and coordinates all aspects of the university’s libraries and their operations, overseeing budget, personnel, resources, equipment, and the facility itself, and developing appropriate library policies and procedures to meet the information needs of the Gardner-Webb community. Handles vendor negotiations, enters into consortia agreements, solicits discounts based on FTE, and makes database cost per use decisions. Shares responsibility with other professional librarians for reference assistance and bibliographic instruction. Leads the librarians in long-range planning for all aspects of the library and its resources and services. This is a non-tenure, faculty position.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Five years or more of professional, progressively responsible library experience. Second master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited institution preferred.