Dean, Library and Information Services


Earl K. Long Library


The University of New Orleans (UNO) recognized as a nationally ranked research university with strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. UNO is a student-centered institute of higher learning providing hands on educational opportunity to over 8,000 students. UNO is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity, one of only two in the State of Louisiana. The University of New Orleans seeks a transformative dean to lead the Earl K. Long library. The candidate will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to advance the library and develop a pathway to create a library of the future, by expanding its role within the university and broader community, and to lead the development of creative and innovative programming. The Dean promotes integrating new and emerging technologies with traditional library resources and services, works effectively with faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students as an advocate for the library and the archives, and seeks to promote the library as a center for student learning and innovation.


The Dean of the Library and Information Services serves as the executive administrator of the Earl K. Long library. In this capacity, the Dean is responsible for short-term and long-range planning, development and management of library faculty and staff, assessment, budgetary oversight, collection management, fundraising, and facility management. The successful candidate will be a strong leader, a collaborative manager, a forward thinking planner, and a relationship builder. Position reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Dean’s Council.


  • Master's or higher degree in Library Science/Information Sciences or equivalent from an accredited program.
  • Senior level experience in progressively responsible library management
  • A vision for the Library of the Future as a community workshop with tools for the knowledge economy
  • Commitment to collaborative and data-driven decision making with a demonstrated record of working effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in academic librarianship and in higher education
  • Experience with assessment and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, personnel, resource allocation, and budget/fiscal management.
  • Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing for library or non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.


  • An earned doctorate degree.
  • Experience with accreditation processes and learning commons initiatives.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience




Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by June 5, 2017.




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