Dean of the Libraries

Dean of the Libraries

Tulane University seeks a creative, innovative, and strategic leader to serve as the next Dean of the Libraries.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean directs an organization that is a critical partner, facilitator, and leader for the intellectual, artistic, and civic engagement of students and faculty at Tulane University and New Orleans. The next Dean will build upon a solid foundation and excellent special and general collections across highly diverse academic areas to collaboratively develop and articulate a comprehensive strategic vision for the Tulane Libraries. Working closely with the Provost and a team of 96 library staff, the next Dean must develop measurable goals and articulate new priorities that will guide the Libraries’ path forward, encompassing both the Tulane Libraries’ role and physical spaces on campus, its relationship to the evolving information landscape, and its home within the multicultural, sophisticated, and vibrant community of New Orleans.

The Dean of the Libraries will be an experienced and effective leader who will be a champion for the centrality of the library in an academic research university. The next Dean will identify creative and effective ways to continue the evolution of the Tulane Libraries with an increasingly global, diverse, and relevant collection of materials accessible through a range of content platforms.

Founded in 1834 as The Medical College of Louisiana to train New Orleans doctors in the fight against yellow fever and cholera, Tulane has a long history at the forefront of groundbreaking research. More than 180 years later, Tulane University has become one of the most respected educational and research institutions in the country. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity,” Tulane offers degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work. Tulane is integrally connected to the vibrancy and diversity of New Orleans and its culture.

Candidates for the Dean of Libraries role must hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience.

To view the full position profile, please visit Storbeck Search’s

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Matthew Bunting, Managing Director
Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

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