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Dean of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services

Barnard College, the independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with Columbia University, seeks a Dean of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (“BLAIS”) during this historic moment of institutional innovation, expansion, and renewal.

Reporting directly to the Provost and serving as a member of President’s Council, the new Dean will oversee the relocation of the Barnard Library from Lehman Hall (1959) to a new, 128,000 square foot, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill-designed Teaching and Learning Center slated to open in August 2018. This building promises to be the new signature for Barnard’s four-acre, Morningside Heights campus and a dynamic hub promoting innovation by students and faculty across departments and disciplines. It will house the Library’s core book collections, special collections, and archives. In addition, the new space will include: a digital commons with five cutting-edge teaching labs (Movement Lab, Empirical Reasoning Center, Digital Humanities Lab, Creativity Lab, and Multimedia Lab); a Computational Science Center; departmental offices for Economics, History, Political Science, and Urban Studies; the Barnard Center for Research on Women; and the Athena Center for Leadership Studies; plus conference facilities and a café. The Dean will also support the launch of Barnard’s new curriculum, Foundations,which will debut with students entering in 2016.

The Dean will lead BLAIS through these exciting physical and curricular transitions,growing Barnard’s reputation as a model liberal arts library at the forefront of innovation in the acquisition, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. The Dean will develop, articulate, and communicate a vision for BLAIS’s future that will support the College’s mission and service to the broader Columbia University and New York City communities; work with the Provost in developing a staffing plan for the Library’s new academic program, and to assist fundraising in order to bring significant resources to support both existing, planned and new programs; provide inspired leadership to a highly professional, collaborative, committed and service-focused staff; support and enhance resources for research, teaching, and learning by faculty and students; collaborate with all of BLAIS’s partners and contributors and to serve as an advocate for the Barnard Library in all settings. The relationship with the Columbia University Libraries is integral to BLAIS, as it continues to serve as a point of intersection between the two institutions; and guide the continuing evolution and implementation of new technology and services.

For information on applying, please see the posting on the Barnard Careers site. The full specification for the position is available here.

 

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