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University Librarian

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As part of the application, you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
  1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position;
  2. A resume/CV; and
  3. Responses to the following prompts. Please upload your responses as 'Other Document'.
    • Oregon Tech is a hands-on institution. Write a statement that describes how you see the Library fitting into this model.
    • Describe your leadership philosophy and what leadership of an academic library means to you.

Posting Details

Position Details

Position Type Administrative
Working Title University Librarian
Classification Title University Librarian
College/Division Office of the Provost
Department Library
Hiring Unit
Work Location Klamath Falls
Appointment FTE (%) 1.00
Position Terms/Mo 12
Full/Part time Full Time
Annual Salary $90,000

Position Summary

Department Summary

The Oregon Tech Libraries are composed of two physical branches, one in Klamath Falls and one in Wilsonville, along with a robust online presence. The Klamath Falls Library is located in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) on the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. In addition to the library’s main collections, located on the first floor of the LRC, the administrative offices and group-study rooms are located on the second floor. The Wilsonville Library is located on the 4th floor of the Wilsonville campus building overlooking the coffee lake wetlands.

With a budget of over 1.2 million, the Oregon Tech Libraries provide students, faculty, and staff access to individualized research assistance, dynamic classroom instruction, and a variety of program-specific print and electronic resources. As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Libraries ensure university access to millions of additional research materials. The Oregon Tech Libraries are also responsible for supporting physical and digital special collections including the Shaw Historical Library, the Campus History Collection, the GeoHeat Collection, and the Crater Lake and Klamath Waters Collections.

The Oregon Tech Libraries faculty and staff are active campus participants, collaborating closely with university administration and faculty to support campus initiatives including accreditation. By working collaboratively with campus partners, the Libraries have been able to make updates, including streamlining its Klamath Falls reference and circulation desks, in response to changing campus needs. Faculty and staff are also active participants in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of 39 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho which uses a structure of teams and working groups consisting of member library staffs to achieve its objectives.

For more information about the department, visit: http://www.oit.edu/libraries.

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), one of the top western US public regional universities and consistently ranked among top undergraduate engineering programs by US News & World Report, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Management (ETM). Oregon Tech offers innovative and rigorous degree programs through its two colleges, the College of Health, Arts and Sciences and ETM as well as through its online programs.

Position Summary

The University Librarian will report to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and provide dynamic and engaged leadership by working closely with the faculty, staff, students, and other key internal and external stakeholders. The University Librarian is expected to elevate the level of excellence of Oregon Tech’s renowned high quality, hands-on, and profession-oriented education nurturing our students to be career-ready professionals.

Under the supervision of the Provost, the University Librarian is the chief administrator of the Libraries of Oregon Tech. This includes the libraries at the Klamath Falls campus, the Portland-Metro campus, and the Shaw Historical Library. The University Librarian provides strategic leadership for the libraries in collaboration with other academic units and consortial partners in support of the mission of the University. The University Librarian develops and maintains positive relationships and active partnerships with students, faculty, staff, the community, and library consortia.

Minimum Requirements
Additional Requirements
  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • Ten or more years of professional experience in increasingly responsible positions in academic libraries, including administrative responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership.
  • Proven fiscal management experience for materials and personnel budgets.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and consensus-building skills.
  • A strong commitment to the educational role of the library.
  • A clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or second Master’s degree.
  • Experience with university and library assessment.
  • Successful grant writing and fund raising.

Application Information

Recruitment Type External
Application Screening Begins 02/12/2018
Job Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicant

As part of the application, you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  1. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position;

  2. A resume/CV; and

  3. Responses to the following prompts. Please upload your responses as ‘Other Document’.
    • Oregon Tech is a hands-on institution. Write a statement that describes how you see the Library fitting into this model.

    • Describe your leadership philosophy and what leadership of an academic library means to you.
Background/Pre-Employment Check

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory background check, motor vehicle check, physical abilities check, and/or any other conditions of employment contained in the vacancy announcement.

AA/EEO Statement

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or oithr@oit.edu.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents