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Dean Of Libraries And Information Sciences

The dean provides leadership for faculty, staff, and students and ensures an effective environment for learning, research, and scholarship. The Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences (1) is an administrator appointed by and serving at the will and pleasure of the president, (2) holds non-tenure faculty rank, and (3) will normally serve as the director of the library.

It is the responsibility of the Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences to:

  1. Supervise and evaluate library faculty and make recommendations concerning retention, promotion, and salary.
  2.  Promote faculty development.
  3.  Conduct regular library faculty meetings.
  4.  Recruit full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
  5.  Review periodically resources that support curricula improvement.
  6.  Approve and change services offered by the library.
  7.  Coordinate external accreditation reviews and Board of Governors program reviews.
  8.  Provide leadership in determining new resources in support of the academic curricula.
  9.  Provide for library participation in orientation, registration, and graduation.
  10. Provide for library participation in tours, open house, and other student recruitment activities.
  11.  Provide for library representation at special events as necessary.
  12.  Prepare catalog material and review copy for new editions of the catalog.
  13.  Develop an annual budget for the library and administer the allocated budget according to institutional guidelines.
  14. Provide information and reports as requested by the Provost.
  15.  Approve purchase orders, personnel action requests, recommendations for hiring part-time faculty and staff, travel requests, vehicle requests, and work orders.
  16.  Oversee Media Services and supervise the Director of Media.
  17. Promote the effective use of appropriate technology in programs, research, and instruction.
  18.  Provide leadership in the development and utilization of library resources.
  19.  Promote professional and community outreach projects and activities, particularly developing a close relationship with the Center for Legislative Studies.
  20.  Assist and encourage faculty and staff in pursuing additional academic study and professional development as appropriate.
  21.  Ensure that office and educational supplies and equipment are available when needed.
  22.  Promote library programs, faculty and staff, and activities, working closely with University Communications.
  23.  Provide support and guidance to new faculty.
  24.  Maintain personnel records of faculty and staff.
  25.  Encourage and support faculty input and feedback concerning library resources and work to provide resources through local, state, and nationwide collaboration.
  26.  Supervise library staff.
  27.  Collect and maintain data for assessment of the library.
  28.  Uphold grievance policies.
  29.  Supervise library coordinators.
  30.  Perform other duties assigned by the Provost.