The Northern Illinois University Libraries seeks a highly engaged and innovative individual to serve as the Associate Dean for Collections Management. Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries, the incumbent is a member of the Management Team which shares responsibility for libraries’ budget planning, policy implementation and strategic initiatives.
The Collections Management Division is composed of three departments, the heads of which report to the Associate Dean: Digital Scholarship, Distinctive Collections and Technical Services. Digital Scholarship includes digitization and scholarly communication efforts, and the NIU institutional repository (the Huskie Commons). Technical Services comprises three units: Acquisitions & Vendor Relations; Cataloging & Records Management; and Preservation, Gifts & Exchanges. Distinctive Collections comprises six units: Rare Books and Special Collections; the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection; the Music Library; the Faraday Library; Government Publications; and Regional History & University Archives. Comprised of eight tenure track library faculty, an SPS and 25 operating staff, the division also includes graduate assistants and student employees.