[Humanist] 29.189 jobs: Dean of Libraries, Western Michigan

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jul 23 22:58:19 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 189.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:51:09 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Position announcement: Dean of Libraries, Western Michigan University

[On behalf of Kathleen Langan]

Western Michigan University seeks nominations and applications for the 
position of Dean of Libraries. Reporting to the Provost and Vice 
President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for visionary, 
innovative leadership within the Library and for leading the Libraries’ 
strategic initiatives to advance the University’s educational, research 
and public-service goals. The Dean will forge strong collaborative 
relationships with academic deans and other administrative leaders to 
envision new opportunities and enable seamless integration of the 
Libraries into the intellectual life and strategic development of the 
University. As a member of the Provost’s Council, the Dean will provide 
a strong and influential voice in setting the academic direction of the 
University in support of being learner centered, discovery driven, and 
globally engaged.

Western Michigan University is a nationally recognized research 
university classified as high research by the Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching. WMU offers nearly 250 academic programs to 
students pursuing degrees, including 30 doctoral programs. More than 20 
percent of its 24,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work. The 
University strives to achieve excellence as a learner centered, 
discovery driven, and globally engaged in institution. For more 
information on the University’s vision and strategic plan, please visit 

WMU is an active international partner in interlibrary loan and document 
delivery. Through these substantial and comprehensive holdings, the 
expertise of motivated professionals, exemplary facilities, 
customer-focused service, and user-centered technology, University 
Libraries shapes lives to transform the global future.

The successful candidate will have had experience in library services in 
a research university, as designated by Carnegie classification. He or 
she will be committed to progressive, innovative library programs and 
services; developing a well-trained, motivated, highly service-oriented 
staff; continuous learning and growth at every level of the 
organization; and supporting advanced research and scholarship.

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the 
position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best 
consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by August 
14, 2015.

A complete application will include a letter describing relevant 
experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and 
the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, 
business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who 
wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, 
including the name, position, address, telephone number and email 
address of the nominee. Please visit www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs for detailed 
information and application procedures. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an 
executive search firm, is assisting Western Michigan University in the 

For a detailed position description, please visit 

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood at greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher at greenwoodsearch.com

For more information on WMU and the Kalamazoo Community, please visit 
www.wmich.edu/ and www.kalamazoocity.org.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, 
women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified 
individuals are encouraged to apply.

Kate Langan
Associate Professor
Humanities Librarian
University Libraries
Western Michigan University

...because you can't scholar if you can't library.


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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