Dean, Olin Library

  • Rollins College
  • Winter Park, FL, USA
  • Nov 11, 2022
Full time Library & Information Science Deans & Directors Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description


Dean, Olin Library

Isaacson, Miller:

Rollins College has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in recruiting its new Dean. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller as indicated below.

Position Summary:
Rollins College seeks a collaborative leader to serve as its next Dean of the Olin Library. The College library of the 21st century must be more than a repository of information, but a place where knowledge is created. Rollins seeks a seasoned manager and visionary leader who sees the future of academic libraries and will propel an already strong library forward while maintaining a high quality of service. The new Dean will lead the Library as the intellectual and community hub of campus during a critical time at the College. The Dean will join a highly respected institution with great aspirations for the future. Situated on a beautiful and gracious campus, the Rollins brand is interpersonal delivery. This Dean will join an ambitious institution boldly moving forward. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean holds an administrative position with tenure or tenure-track faculty status and directly supervises four department heads and the Olin Office & Facilities Coordinator. The Dean will lead a talented and dedicated team of 23 faculty and staff who lead library information services and tutoring and writing services for the Rollins community.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of progressive experience and demonstrated success leading a library, managing a diverse group of faculty and staff, a history of mentorship, a mindset of partnering and experience building welcoming relationships. They must have a strong sense of the role of libraries in the evolving world of knowledge creation and collection, and the overarching challenges and opportunities including issues of space and facilities, emerging technologies and digital content, preservation of archival materials, and decolonization and diversification of collections. The Dean should be highly student-centered and therefore actively visible across campus, accessible, and passionate about the role contemporary libraries play in the student experience. They must also have experience supporting faculty in accessing materials, publishing, conducting research, and utilizing innovative pedagogies. The Dean should have a track record of inspiring and bringing together a team of both faculty and staff while placing a high value on professional development.

They should be an excellent communicator who builds a data-informed culture. Above all, the ideal candidate must embody a deep commitment to diversity to drive the work of the library to ever increasing inclusivity, an appreciation for liberal education, and support the values and missions of Rollins College.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to: Jackie Mildner, Partner Alexandra Lolavar, Associate Isaacson, Miller

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