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Kansas State University
Assistant to the Dean for Collaborative Initiatives
Assistant to the Dean for Collaborative Initiatives
Kansas State University Libraries
Position Description and Goals
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant to the Dean for Collaborative Initiatives
is expected to develop relationships in a broad spectrum of initiatives that will enable the
libraries to be responsive and flexible in successfully meeting emerging and future user
needs, particularly in areas of research. Increasingly, these activities may not be typical
of those traditionally conducted by libraries and may not readily be associated with a
single subject area. Facilitation and cross-disciplinary coordination by a capable
individual is needed to ensure that librarians and library resources and technologies are
appropriately integrated into collaborative initiatives.
Core Position Duties
Identify needs and opportunities for library participation in collaborative research
initiatives within and outside of Kansas State University.
Plan, organize and provide leadership for efforts to integrate librarians and library
resources and technologies into appropriate productive collaborative efforts with a
number of potential partner constituencies.
Work with the Dean of Libraries, and appropriate library leadership and partner
leadership, to prepare plans and proposals seeking budgetary and human resource
support for the advancement of pertinent collaborative initiatives.
Contribute to and communicate with the Library Leadership Council, Graduate Council,
and University Library Council in matters relating to collaborative initiatives.
Coordinate as needed with library development officer and grants coordinator.
Monitors state and federal legislation that impacts university research initiatives and
library and information policy.
At the direction of the Dean, represents the Dean and Kansas State University Libraries
in selected College, University, Legislative, Professional Association, Development,
Diversity and other matters.
Contributes to the profession through publications, formal presentations, and
participation in relevant professional associations.
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