Clemson Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Technical Services and Collection Management. The successful candidate will provide vision and strategic direction for five functional teams, which currently include 21 faculty and staff, and direct the development of collections responsive to the research and pedagogical needs of Clemson’s faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent will monitor trends and evaluate emerging technologies to improve information access and discovery for university students, faculty, and the local community. They also will represent the Libraries in collaborative collection development initiatives and process development with other libraries and consortia.
Clemson Libraries are part of a statewide implementation of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo with a go-live date of June 1, 2020. This new position reports to the Dean of Libraries and will be part of a new leadership configuration to include at least one other Associate Dean.
This is a 12-month tenured position with faculty rank and status. As a member of the Libraries’ faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.
To apply, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/74537
To learn more about the position and Clemson University, visit: https://libraries.clemson.edu/associate-dean-search
Applications received by March 25, 2020will be guaranteed consideration.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.