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Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services at
Wheaton College in Norton, MA

Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year,
private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The College invites
applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President for
Library and Information Services. This person provides leadership for
Library and Information Services in developing innovative strategies
and cultivating strong partnerships in the delivery and use of
academic information and technologies to support the mission and
priorities of the college.

The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and
50 minors. Interdisciplinarity, which lies at the heart of our
curriculum, is implemented through connected courses. Our
student-faculty ratio of 10-1 and average class size of 15-20 students
help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between
our undergraduates and faculty.

With a nationally recognized record of achievement in using technology
and information resources to enhance teaching and learning, Wheaton
College considers a unified vision of library and information
technology critical to fulfilling its liberal arts mission. In 2004,
the College merged the Library, Academic Computing, and Information
and Technology Services to create Library and Information Services
(LIS), which encompasses the functions of research and instruction,
collections and public access, technology support and infrastructure.
The Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services will
lead a team of five individuals who oversee these areas, to continue
the development of current programs, provide support for the research
and teaching activities of faculty and students, and raise funds by
seeking further grant support. In addition, the successful candidate
will chair the Administrative Technology Committee and work with the
faculty's Educational Policy Committee and the Library, Technology,
and Learning Committee, to develop new initiatives that fulfill
curricular goals, including integrating information fluency, new
media, and digital scholarship in the educational experience of
Wheaton College students.

The successful candidate will create a shared vision through leading
collaborative, team-based processes; manage external relationships;
and work strategically with college leaders for both library and
college-wide interests. This person will

-implement technology and strategic plans to deliver comprehensive,
integrated library and information services for the college
- manage resources, facilities, and services that respond to the needs
of students, faculty, and staff
-oversee personnel and resource administration, budget planning and
allocation, and overall project management
-practice outreach and communication with students, faculty members
and administrative staff
-set and maintain standards of service and quality
-and establish instruments for benchmarking and continuous assessment.

The successful candidate for this position will report directly to the
Provost (Chief Academic Officer), work closely with the Vice President
for Finance and Operations, and regularly consult with the President's
Council of senior advisors. Where appropriate, the position will carry
faculty status.

Minimum Qualifications:Wheaton College seeks a collaborative and
visionary leader with extensive experience in one or more areas of
information technology and service in an academic setting. The
successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to foster teamwork
and work effectively with faculty members and staff at all levels. The
new Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services
should possess a graduate degree in a relevant field, such as
librarianship, information science, computer science, or related
field, or have equivalent experience or certification.

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