118 · Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
Kansas State University
Assistant to the Dean for Collaborative Initiatives
Initial Targets for Collaborative Initiatives:
Kansas State University
Campus Research &Instruction Entities
o Food Safety &Security
o Sociology/Biology/Federal Agri-terrorism project
o Military History
o International Programs
o Targeted Excellence Programs
Campus-based Commercial Entities
o BioSecurity Center
o Nanoscale Materials
o K-State “commercial”
Graduate School and Research Office
Government Relations Office
Other Communities
Diversity Related Initiatives- selected interdisciplinary and collaborative projects
o Buffalo Soldiers
o Tribal College
Government/Military Initiatives
o Eisenhower Library
o Fts. Riley and Leavenworth
Educational Requirements
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent from outside of the United
States). Additional advanced degree preferred.
Required Qualifications
Strong leadership capability and experience in collection development and/or
reference and instructional services.
Knowledge of issues and trends in scholarly communications and university
research, particularly as they impact library collections and services and present
opportunities for partnerships.
Understanding of the Kansas state government system as it interacts with
university funding, research, and other initiatives.
Excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by success in working collaboratively in a
diverse environment.
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