Dean of the Library, CSU Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands is the newest campus of the California State University, the largest system of public higher education in the United States. The institution is innovative, student centered, and committed to graduating students with its Four Pillars: a) international and b) multicultural perspectives; c) integrative approaches; and d) community engagement. CSUCI currently serves 7,000 students, and at its full capacity the campus will serve 15,000 students (

Founded in 2002 and located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and 10 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, CSUCI offers 25 undergraduate majors, ten graduate degrees, a joint doctorate in educational leadership, and a variety of certificate and teaching credential programs. CSUCI is an Hispanic-Serving Institution that takes special pride in the diversity of its students and its community and the collegial faculty-staff-student interactions which have characterized the institution since its beginning. The current student body is 50% Hispanic, 49% Pell Recipient, and 59% first-generation college students. Over half of CSUCI’s undergraduates are transfers from community colleges. CSUCI is deeply committed to serving and developing all of its students.

The Dean of the John Spoor Broome Library provides vision and leadership to fulfill the mission and the vision of the Library and the University by planning, implementing, and promoting the use of collections and services, and by supporting student learning via the Library’s robust information literacy program. Under the supervision of the Provost, the Dean of the Library provides administrative and financial management of resources and advocates for the John Spoor Broome Library and its centers and resources. The Broome Library has embarked on an ambitious course to expand its services: the Library is growing an impactful information literacy program, digital library services, and student engagement. Additionally, the Writing & Multiliteracy Center within the Library provides tutoring on-site, online, and through embedded programs, a range of workshops, and faculty consultations on curricular design.

The Broome Library seeks a dynamic leader to support and develop research, information literacy, and writing initiatives at an engaged and growing institution. The next Dean of the Library should be a leader with proven experience, bold ideas, and the confidence and acumen to execute them. Requirements include a terminal degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a closely related subject area; a significant record of effective supervisory, administrative, and financial management experience in a higher education library setting with a strong service orientation and archival and information literacy components; a sustained record of professional and scholarly activity to qualify for appointment at the level of Librarian with tenure; and experience in, or demonstrated commitment to, advancing diverse populations. A full listing of the qualifications and duties of the position can be found in the profile under “Current Searches” at

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position is open until filled but only applications received by January 22, 2019, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo at and Chris Butler at

California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status or protected veteran status.

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