Published: Oct. 16, 2017

CU Boulder is seeking applications and nominations for the dean of the University Libraries. Materials should be submitted before Jan. 7 for full consideration. Candidates will visit campus Feb. 16, 22, 23 and 28, with times and locations to follow. 

Norlin Library

Norlin Library

The dean of University Libraries is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Boulder campus’s library system and is a member of the provost’s leadership team that provides strategic guidance on campus academic affairs.

The dean must be a collaborative leader who recruits and retains outstanding faculty and staff and fosters student success. He or she engages with campus leadership, faculty, students, staff, community leaders and partners to advance the university’s research, teaching, outreach and service missions while actively promoting information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information and the amplification of knowledge.

The dean collaborates with peers in other schools and colleges across campus and promotes the University Libraries within the university as well as outside the university at the local, state and national levels. The dean must manage financial resources strategically and be engaged in fundraising of gifts and other mission-aligned revenue generation. He or she must be committed to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by the transformative nature of libraries and higher education in the digital age.

A master's in library science (MLS) or terminal degree in information science or other related field is required.

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Full position information is available online; inquiries, nominations and applications are invited by the search committee, which is chaired by Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. Application materials should be sent electronically (two separate Word/PDF files preferred) to

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by emailing the ADA coordinator at