Dean of the Library – Administrator IV (Sacramento State)

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Dean of the Library – Administrator IV
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Location: Sacramento Campus
Campus Information
Sacramento State is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

Hiring Dept. Information
The University Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library has an annual operating budget of 5.9 million dollars and a materials budget of approximately 1.5 million dollars.  The Library employs 21 Library faculty, 27 staff and approximately 19 FTE student assistants.  The Library faculty has full faculty status.

The University Library has focused on promoting teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library more fully into teaching and learning.  The University Library is also actively engaged in integrating Library e-resources into campus learning management systems and exploring new methods of resource sharing, development of institutional repositories, and innovative uses of web-based technologies on a system-wide level. In addition, the University Library is poised to undertake more robust digital initiatives in order to highlight and increase access to its distinctive collections.

The Dean and University Librarian is a University administrative officer and performs the duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University President. The Dean and University Librarian reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Dean’s Council. The Dean and University Librarian directly supervises the Library Administrative Staff, Library Systems and IT, Reference, User Services, the Media Center, Special Collections and University Archives and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. The Dean and University Librarian also is a member of the CSU Council of Library Deans (COLD) which promotes, plans and implements CSU system-wide library initiatives. The Dean and University Librarian is the chief administrative officer and spokesperson for the University Library and facilitates the development and implementation of a strategic plan, in concert with the University’s strategic plan for service-oriented, forward-looking Library collections advancing and supporting teaching, learning, research, scholarly communication and service. The Dean and University Librarian promotes and advocates on behalf of the Library’s collections, resources and services including through gifts, grants and contracts. As a member of the University’s management team, works cooperatively and effectively with other campus entities, other library administrators in the region, and in national professional organizations to support the Library’s and University’s missions.
1.   Possession of an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library and information science or
2.   Extensive experience in a university library or comparable library in a substantial and
progressive managerial and senior level leadership role.
3.   Effective written and oral communication skills, including the strong interpersonal skills
necessary to interact and work effectively with various campus and external constituencies.
4.   Substantial evidence of dynamic, innovative leadership and decision-making ability and a
strong commitment to service.
5.   Significant experience with budget and personnel management.
6.   Evidence of a successful, collaborative style of management and interaction.
7.   Demonstrated experience generating external funds and gifts and working with donors.
8.   Sound understanding of the evolving nature and role of collections and their centrality in an
academic library environment.
9.   Demonstrated ability to integrate relevant emerging technologies into library service..
10. Understanding of the role of libraries in academic teaching and learning.
11.  Eligibility for senior appointment to the faculty to be approved by the Library Faculty.


1.  Earned doctorate and a record of teaching and scholarship.
2.  Evidence of community involvement and leadership.
3.  Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
4.  Experience with library space management or renovation.
5.  Experience developing projects, activities, or services responsive to changing institutional

This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of The California State University.  It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary:   Commensurate with experience

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background check.  We reserve the right to make employment offer contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background check.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Priority review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated effective date of the appointment is negotiable but expected to be prior to the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester.

Application Procedures
Letters of nomination will only be accepted via email to

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.  Complete instructions for applying electronically are found at the link labeled “Instructions”

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

1.  Cover letter;
2.  Current curriculum vitae/resume;
3.  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references who can speak to a broad
range of professional qualification.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of CSU Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance or accommodations to interview because of a disability, please contact the department office at (916)278-5770.  Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

Jeanne Clery
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available on-line at  Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters.  Print copies are available in the library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.


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