Vice Provost for University Libraries
Applications should include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and the contact information for three references, which should be sent electronically (a single PDF file preferred) and in confidence to: VP Library Search. This search will remain open until the position is filled.
University of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Articulates a clear vision for the future of the Libraries.
- Develops and implements the University and Libraries strategic plans in support of the University’s academic priorities.
- Invests in staff development and community building within the Libraries; demonstrates a commitment to strengthening and fostering a diverse staff.
- Devises effective plans to optimize the delivery of library services.
- Establishes effective relationships with administrators, deans, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and donors.
- Articulates to the University community trends in academic library services, collections, and spaces.
- Develops strategies to align Libraries services with University curricula and research.
- Ensures the Libraries implement new technologies that enhance library services.
- Continually aligns Libraries services to meet the needs of diverse constituencies within the University Community.
- Enhances the reputation of the University Libraries regionally, nationally, and internationally by cultivating development opportunities and cooperative efforts.
- Fosters collaborative relationships across all libraries at the University of Connecticut.
- Oversees the management of the University Libraries human, financial, and physical resources.
- Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
- A record of scholarly achievement.
- Leadership experience in an academic or research library.
- A record of service in professional library or academic associations.
- Experience optimizing the delivery of library services.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies within the domain of scholarship, scholarly communication, and library services.
- Demonstrated ability to work with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and other library constituents.
- Budgetary experience.
- Proven success as an effective communicator.
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.
- Evidence of strong management skills.
- A second Master’s degree or a doctoral degree.
- Experience developing and implementing large-scale strategic or project plans.
- Experience with library space building, expansion or redesign projects.
- Proven ability securing external funding.
- Commitment to fostering a diverse staff.
- Commitment to serving a diverse community.
- Experience implementing new technologies to enhance library services.
- Experience developing collaborations regionally, nationally or internationally.
The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience