Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives

Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives

San Jose State University


Job ID: 22963

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department: University Library


About the Position:


The Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is a senior administrator in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library working under the general direction of the University Library Dean and working cooperatively with university faculty, administrators and staff.


This Associate Dean will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementing new digital initiatives that best serve our students and faculty. We are looking for someone with a vision for incorporating leading-edge technology and services into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. library. A priority for this position, is putting these advanced technologies directly into the hands of students to give them a competitive advantage in their work. The Associate Dean, as the digital initiatives leader for the library, will use his/her knowledge of current and emerging technologies and concepts to keep core systems and initiatives effective, evolving, and nimble; to take full advantage of innovative technical opportunities; to inform the library management, faculty, and staff of new technology options; and to continue expanding our digital initiatives.


As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives is responsible for creating, articulating, and implementing the Library’s mission, vision, and goals; establishing a clear direction for the future of the Library; serving as a fair, progressive leader to the Library’s staff; leading library-wide discussions and decision-making in accordance with an environment of shared governance; as well as gaining and leveraging resources for maximum impact to the Library. The Associate Dean supervises the Manager of Information Technology, the Manager of Technical Services, and the Library Project Specialist.


The Associate Dean works in partnership with San Jose Public Library (SJPL) management to coordinate digital services and technology operations within the joint academic/public, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. We are seeking a candidate who has the ability to build partnerships and represent within the University, the California State University system, and throughout the private and public technology community. The Associate Dean fosters a diverse King Library faculty and staff within a collective bargaining environment.


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