[Libs-Or] Oregon Tech seeks applicants for the position of University Librarian

Dawn Marie Lowe-Wincentsen dawn.lowe.win at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 11:05:12 PST 2017

Oregon Tech seeks applicants for the position of University Librarian. This
is a 12-month, full-time position located at the main campus in Klamath
Falls, Oregon. The University Librarian is the chief administrator of the
libraries including the libraries at the Klamath falls campus, the
Portland-Metro campus, and the Shaw Historical Library. Oregon Tech offers
competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive
healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition
discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. Rank and salary will
be commensurate with candidate's education and experience.

It is an exciting time for Oregon Tech with new leadership in the ranks of
President and Provost and a bold strategic vision for growth and
development. The University Librarian will report to the Provost and Vice
President of Academic Affairs and provide dynamic and engaged leadership by
working closely with the faculty, staff, students, and other key internal
and external stakeholders. The University Librarian is expected to elevate
the level of excellence of Oregon Tech’s renowned high quality, hands-on,
and profession-oriented education nurturing our students to be career-ready


 The University Librarian provides strategic leadership for the libraries
in collaboration with other academic units and consortial partners in
support of the mission of the University.  The University Librarian is
responsible for decision and policy making, and overall management of and
strategic planning for libraries; communicating and advocating for
consortial implementation of library systems, technology, and libraries
facilities; working collaboratively to provide information and
communication technologies; initiating and expanding collaboration and
partnerships with external stakeholders; coordinating evaluation and
improvement of library facilities and spaces utilization; lead budget
development and management for libraries initiating and leading grant
development, fundraising, and external funding opportunities; and
overseeing planning and implementation of library services for all
campuses, locations, and online learning. The University Librarian develops
and maintains positive relationships and active partnerships with students,
faculty, staff, the community, and library consortia.



·         ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree

·         Ten (10) or more years of professional experience in increasingly
responsible positions in academic libraries, including administrative

·         Demonstrated success in leadership

·         Proven fiscal management experience for materials and personnel

·         Effective communication, negotiation, and consensus-building

·         A strong commitment to the educational role of the library

·         A clear understanding of both information technology and
information literacy and their changing roles in higher education

·         Experience in strategic planning


·         PhD or second Master’s degree

·         Experience with university and library assessment

·         Successful grant writing and fund raising


The Oregon Tech Libraries are composed of two physical branches, one in
Klamath Falls and one in Wilsonville, along with a robust online presence.
The Klamath Falls Library is located in the Learning Resources Center (LRC)
on the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. In addition to the
library's main collections, located on the first floor of the LRC, the
administrative offices and group-study rooms are located on the second
floor.  The Portland-Metro Campus Library is located on the 4th floor of
the Wilsonville campus building overlooking the Coffee Lake Wetlands.

With a budget of over 1.4 million, the Oregon Tech Libraries provide
students, faculty, and staff access to individualized research assistance,
dynamic classroom instruction, and a variety of program-specific print and
electronic resources.  As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the
Libraries ensure university access to millions of additional research
materials.  The Oregon Tech Libraries are also responsible for supporting
physical and digital special collections including the Shaw Historical
Library, the University Archives, the GeoHeat Collection, and the Crater
Lake and Klamath Waters Collections.

The Oregon Tech Libraries faculty and staff are active campus participants,
collaborating closely with university administration and faculty to support
university initiatives.  Faculty and staff are also active participants in
the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of 39 colleges and
universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho which uses a structure of
teams and working groups consisting of member library staffs to achieve its
objectives. For more information about the department, visit:

Office of the Provost:

The Office of the Provost supports the faculty and curriculum of Oregon
Tech by providing leadership to all of the university's campuses and
academic programs, fostering excellence in teaching, research and service
to the community. The Office of the Provost guides the university's mission
in providing educational quality and access, and directs the university's
efforts in strategic redesign of its academic mission.

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. College Deans,
Dean of Online Learning, University Registrar, Director of Academic
Agreements, Director of the Library, Director of Academic Excellence,
Director of Sponsored Projects, and Director of Institutional Research
report to the provost. For more information about the department, visit:


Oregon’s Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is an institution founded on
the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in
giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge
concepts for real-world solutions. As the Pacific Northwest's premier
public institute of technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver
technology education. We continually partner with industry leaders to
ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with
adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands.

We also attribute this to our dedicated professors, who provide
personalized attention and are genuinely invested in their students'
learning. A total enrollment of about 5,200 allows for an intimate campus
environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio
of 20:1. This personal approach provides many benefits of a prestigious
private education at a public price. To learn more about Oregon Tech visit:

life In the Klamath Basin:

The main, residential campus is located in Klamath Falls in beautiful
Southern Oregon nestled on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains. The
190-acre campus offers spectacular views of Upper Klamath Lake,
pine-studded knolls and snow-capped peaks from nearly every building.
Klamath Falls, a city of about 20,000 residents (45,000 in urban growth
area), is located in south-central Oregon, about 20 miles from the
California border. Known as Oregon's "City of Sunshine," Klamath Falls
enjoys about 300 days of blue skies each year.

According to National Geographic's "50 Best Places to Live" list, Klamath
Falls ranks No. 10. With median home prices at $156,000 and an abundance of
majestic views and waterfront property, coupled with mountain fresh air, we
couldn’t agree more that Klamath Falls is an ideal place to live.  To learn
more about the Klamath Basin community, visit -


Initial review of applications will begin on *February 12, 2018*.
Therefore, at the discretion of Oregon Tech, materials received after
February 12, 2018 may not receive full consideration. To apply, go to
Oregon Tech applicant portal at *https://jobs.oit.edu/postings/2349
<https://jobs.oit.edu/postings/2349>*, complete the online application and
submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) answers to the
following prompts; a) Oregon Tech is a hands-on institution. Write a
statement of how you see the library fitting into this model; and b)
describe your leadership philosophy, and what leadership of an academic
library means to you.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation
in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for
individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the
application process, contact the Office of Human Resources at 541-885-1028
or oithr at oit.edu.
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