Dean of the Library
Eastern Oregon University (EOU) seeks nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for a qualified, knowledgeable, and visionary Dean of the Library.
The Dean of the Library is a full-time, 12-month, full employee benefits eligible position in the EOU Library. This position reports directly to the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
EOU Library is the intellectual heart of the university and the community. EOU Library supports the institutional mission of Eastern Oregon University by providing materials and services for all members of the university community. It supports the regional mission of the university by providing materials and services in connection with institutional outreach programs, through cooperative participation in regional library networks, and by making its collections and services available to the people of eastern Oregon.
The library’s collection includes over 153,000 book volumes and 1,300 periodical titles, database and eBook package subscriptions, maps, U.S. government publications, Oregon documents, and microforms. In addition, EOU Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium made up of 37 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
The Dean of the Library is responsible for the overall administration, planning, staffing, budget development and implementation, assessment, and policy development for library services, collections, and facility. This position is charged with setting and following a strategic direction for the library as well as participating in meetings of academic affairs leadership in order to aid in the accomplishment of the Division of Academic Affairs strategic goals and priorities. The dean provides supervision for library faculty and staff. The dean also oversees relationships with library benefactors, deans, on-campus and online user groups (faculty and students), and maintains a connection with the Orbis Cascade Council.