The Associate Deans (ADs) provide leadership within the Libraries, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff, with a strong student experience focus in line with liberal education.
As key members of the Grand Valley State University Libraries’ senior management team, the ADs ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency and share in responsibility for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for operations and services as well as library-wide planning, assessment and programming. While each AD position has individual areas of responsibility, both ADs should adopt a holistic library-wide view in terms of strategic planning, communication, and fostering an environment of innovation. ADs play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within GVSU University Libraries and the campus. In addition, ADs participate in relevant campus, consortia or multi-institutional groups.
As faculty members of the Libraries, the ADs maintain a strong agenda in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in line with expectations at the Grand Valley State University Libraries.
As members of the Executive Team, collaboratively provide executive leadership and support for the Libraries’ strategic planning, policy development, financial administration, and resource allocation in conjunction with the Dean, which includes:
Provides strategic leadership and guidance for curriculum and research based services and partnerships to support the teaching, research, and clinical activities of the University’s students, faculty, and staff:
Collaborates with library faculty and staff, as well as other university offices and personnel, to oversee strategic and multi-year planning for all facilities and physical spaces, with a focus on universal design and accessibility:
Provides strategic leadership and oversight in the areas of front-line services, stacks management, interlibrary loans and course support services:
Serves as executive sponsor for assessment and data analytics initiatives in the Libraries and liaison for campus:
As the strategic lead for marketing, communications, social media and outreach:
As the strategic lead for professional development and human resources: