Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Job Posting | Tulsa

Position Description

The Director is responsible for the management and leadership of the OU-Tulsa Library, OU-Tulsa Writing Center and Statistics Lab, interacts with the departments offering academic programming at the Schusterman Center, participates in the Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Management in the Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), provides services to the Tulsa County Medical Society, and coordinates with the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library at OUHSC and the University Libraries on the University of Oklahoma-Norman campus, as well as, works with libraries and associations at the local, regional and national level. OU-Tulsa has a strong commitment to the Tulsa community and the Director would be responsible for developing and carrying out activities that support this involvement with the community and the libraries.

The Director is responsible for the overall supervision of all employees in the OU-Tulsa Library. There are two professional positions and nine staff positions. The Director reports to the Vice Provost and Graduate Dean, OU-Tulsa for academic and policy matters and to the Chief Fiscal Officer for budgetary and financial matters. The Director is responsible for two part-time people who provide tutoring services in the Writing Center and Statistics Lab.


  • Master's Degree from ALA-accredited library school

  • Five years administrative experience in an academic/health sciences library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information sciences, program development and implementation, and collaboration
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and execute a strategic vision for the

  • Ability to work and partner with departments and community entities

  • Strong record of academic and /or professional achievement

  • Knowledge of general operation of all functions of a library

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent management and leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently and to develop policies and practices

  • Strong service philosophy and commitment to professional involvement

    The Director is responsible for the management and leadership of the OU-Tulsa library as well as, operation and budget of the library. The Library has a broad constituency both inside and outside the University and the Director will need to interact, communicate, and coordinate with these various constituencies.

    I. Library Administration:
    A. Oversees planning, organizing, policy creation and implementation, resource development and assessment, information resources and services, and educational program development and assessment.
    B. Provides leadership and mentoring for faculty and staff in the department.
    C. Develops short- and long-range visions for the Library that support teaching, learning, scholarly communication, patient care, and research.
    D. Responsible for working with library staff to ensure that the Library attains projected goals and objectives.
    E. Works collaboratively with the University of Oklahoma Libraries, OUHSC Bird
    Health Sciences Library, libraries in the South Central Academic Medical Library
    Consortium (SCAMeL), National Library of Medicine’s National Network of
    Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR), other university and college
    libraries in Oklahoma, as well as other libraries in the region and the nation to develop and enhance information resources and services.
    F. Responsible for the outreach activities of the University, specifically those of the OUTulsa campus and NN/LM.
    G. Responsible for the integration of collection development, reference, technical
    services, technology, and outreach activities.
    H. Institute state of the art services and products for the patrons of the library.

    II. University Activities:
    A. Works with the faculty and administration to ensure that the library meets the needs of the Schusterman Center community.
    B. Works with the Vice Provost and Graduate Dean, and the Chief Fiscal Officer to
    ensure that all University Policies and Procedures are followed in the operation of the Library.
    C. Works with the OU-Tulsa Administration to develop the Library’s role in carrying out the strategic plan for OU-Tulsa.
    D. Actively participates in university committees at OU-Tulsa, the University of
    Oklahoma and the OU-Health Sciences Center as requested by the OU Administration.
    E. Responsible for the operation and planning for the Writing Center and Statistics lab.

    III. College Activities:
    A. Expands current awareness of the faculty of the Library by providing professional development opportunities and encouraging participation.
    B. Utilizes and contributes to the professional knowledge of academic health
    librarianship by participating in professional development, special projects, presentations, research and publishing at local, regional, and national meetings.
    C. Works cooperatively with faculty at OU-Tulsa to develop better access and utilization of information.

    IV. Community Activities:
    A. Responsible for the interaction with local, regional and national libraries in cooperative efforts to provide access to information.
    B. Responsible for the interaction with the members of the Tulsa County Medical
    C. Responsible for providing consultation on access to information to professionals
    represented by programs offered at OU-Tulsa.
    D. Responsible for working with College of Arts and Sciences and the Health Sciences
    faculty to develop information resources for the continuing education needs of Tulsa-area graduates of OU professional programs such as education, human resources, library and information studies, social work, and urban studies as well as health programs such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing, and radiologic technology.
    F. Responsible for providing leadership in the State for access to health information.

    The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center invites applications for Director of the OU-Tulsa Library. Rank/salary: Non-tenured Assistant Professor; minimum salary:
    $70,000 – 80,000. Committee will begin reviewing applications beginning April 1, 2007.

    Please send a letter and Curriculum Vitae as well as three references providing name and contact information for each reference. Any questions please contact: Clinton M.
    Thompson, Jr., Chair, Search Committee;

    The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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