Dean of Library Services | Eastern Illinois University

Posted on Sep 12, 2022

Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston seeks a Dean of Library Services to provide coordination, supervision, and administration of programs and activities of the Library.The successful candidate must provide leadership in the development of mission and goals for the Library and make recommendations to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on all aspects of library services including budgets, collections, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff. The dean will also be required to provide leadership for the Center for Student Innovation, as well as collaborate closely with the Faculty Development & Innovation Center (FDIC) and provide operational support for the FDIC and its staff.


This is a 12-month renewable Administrative and Professional position. Candidates must possess one of the following credentials to be eligible for tenure: 1.) a Master’s degree in Library Services from an American Library Association-accredited program and a completed second master’s degree; or 2.) a Master’s in Library Services from an American Library Association-accredited program and a certificate of advanced study in library or information science; or 3.) an appropriate doctoral degree in an information science discipline. Candidates must have had direct experience with supervision of academic and civil service employees, experience managing varied and complex budgets, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and experience in promoting inclusive excellence. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years of leadership experience as a dean, director, assistant dean, associate dean, head of a department, or in a similar role within a library or closely affiliated unit.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Eastern Illinois University
Booth Library
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
United States

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at Review of applications begins Nov. 25, 2022, and continues until position is filled. For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Ryan Hendrickson (

Proposed starting date to be negotiated with a Spring 2023 date preferred. The selected candidate will be expected to start no later than July 1, 2023.

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