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We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Dean of BLAIS (Barnard Library & Academic Information Services). Reporting directly to the Provost and Dean of Faculty, the Dean provides intellectual, strategic, operational, and visionary leadership for the Library in alignment with Barnard’s vision, mission and strategic goals. Housed in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, and integral to the activities of the building’s Academic Centers, the Dean will join an extraordinary team of scholars engaged in innovative research and transformative teaching within Barnard’s distinctive academic culture, which combines the benefits of an outstanding liberal education with the opportunities of a major research university.

The Dean of BLAIS provides leadership for an interdisciplinary, collaborative space of intellectual discovery, cutting edge research and transformative teaching. The Dean will develop, articulate, and bring to life a vision for the Library’s future in support of the College’s mission; provide inspired leadership to a highly professional, collaborative, committed and service-focused team; support, advocate for and provide access to resources for research, teaching, and learning for faculty and students; and guide the continuing evolution and implementation of new technology and services that enhance the library’s digital and physical presence.

Please see the HR posting for more information about the position and search process.