Adelphi University: Associate Dean of Libraries for Technical and Automated Services

Adelphi University

Position: Associate Dean of Libraries for Technical and Automated Services

Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Location: Garden City

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Associate Dean for Technical and Automated Services provides leadership and administrative responsibility for Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, and Systems operations including digital initiatives. As a member of the Libraries’ senior administrative team, the incumbent participates in a wide range of administrative activities and works closely with the Associate Dean for Public and Administrative Services in budgeting, personnel, and other administrative areas. Supervises approximately 20 full and part-time library faculty and staff in a collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery. Provide leadership and administrative support for ordering and receiving monographs, serials, and e-resources, initiating vendor payments, maintaining internal accounting data, in-house cataloging, processing government documents, and managing microforms and interlibrary loan/document delivery activities. Coordinate work flow with the Collection Development and Management unit. Participate in monitoring materials budgets and expenditures, maintaining liaison with vendors, and monitoring vendor performance.

Library Systems, Web, and Digital Projects. Supervise systems personnel in implementation, maintenance, and upgrade of software and hardware platforms in support of library functions including the Innovative Interfaces library management system, the ContentDM digital library, the ILLiad resource sharing system, and the EzProxy remote access server. Act as the backup systems administrator. Collaborate with library faculty and staff in the planning and implementation of digital initiatives and web applications. Maintain effective liaison with the Office of Information Technology and Resources and other campus units.

Other Responsibilities:

In above areas, the Associate Dean has responsibility for: Quantitative and qualitative production and performance standards. Statistical reporting for all Technical, Systems, and Interlibrary Loan/document delivery services. Short and long-range planning and setting of priorities. Recommending and implementing policy decisions. Oversight for hiring, assigning, training, supervising, and evaluating support staff. Monitoring budgets for personnel, materials, services, equipment, and supplies. Maintaining effective communication. Assisting the Dean in a variety of library-wide responsibilities as assigned. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: This is a 12-month administrative position. Applicants must hold a masters degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree is preferred. Significant supervisory experience and experience in library technical services and information technology. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a collegial environment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF and alternative 403 (b) retirement plans.

UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARY PROFILE: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The Libraries serve the University’s 8,400 students who are enrolled on the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge. For more information on the University and Libraries, visit Adelphi’s website:
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Position available immediately. Screening of applications will begin in September but will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references at

All appointments are subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees. Applications from minority and women candidates are encouraged. Adelphi University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.