Open Position: Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery. The successful candidate will set the vision and strategic directions for the new division and direct the Libraries’ overall collection strategy – planning, developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and procedures related to the acquisition, description, and discovery of scholarly and cultural heritage resources in a variety of formats. Approximately 40 faculty and staff will be part of this new division, working in the following departments: Acquisitions (including print, e-resources, and continuing resources purchasing and management; resource sharing; and collection development); Metadata Services; Digitization, and Special Collections and Archives. This is a new position created as part of a recent reorganization, aligning Clemson with our R1 peers. The successful candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and setting the Libraries strategic directions as a member of its Senior Leadership Team.

Clemson Libraries provides a unique opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded. Currently we are focused on expanding digital literacy efforts, developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, and building digital and archival collections in the key areas of agriculture, architecture, athletics, textiles, and military history, all in the context of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We have completed a master plan to renovate the main library building to provide more welcoming, technology enhanced spaces.

For further information and to apply before the October 13, 2021 deadline, visit this link.