Associate University Librarian

The ASU Library seeks to appoint an experienced library leader to join a senior leadership team committed to innovation and service in America’s most exciting university environment.  Guided by Arizona State University’s charter, we aspire to build a new American university library for a new American University.

The successful candidate will be a thought leader in information science who is rooted in library culture, forward-thinking, creative, and relentlessly innovative.  If there is, as has been said, a library-sized hole in the internet, a barrier to the discovery and use of library materials by faculty and students, this individual will be resourceful and effective at finding ways to fill that hole and make the ASU Library a vital resource to the entire University community, on and beyond our physical campuses.  This position will be responsible for working with Library and University colleagues to ensure that all of our users may explore, discover, and use the full range of library resources from wherever they are, whatever they need.  Their success is our success. 

This commitment entails shaping and leading broad teams working in security, systems administration, application and library services platform development, and especially in metadata and discovery.  This individual will also be responsible for leading and innovating in our ability to manage our data and manage to data across the organization.  

The successful candidate will be a team player within and beyond the library, joining a core leadership team, leading ambitious functional units, and partnering with innovative university technologists, faculty, and administrators to make the ASU Library essential in realizing the New American University model.

Required qualifications:

  • Appropriate advanced degree in Library and/or Information Science or relevant field, with management experience appropriate for taking a senior leadership position.  The successful candidate would hold continuing appointment in the ASU Library. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional background and progressively greater responsibility in library systems management, in metadata management, or in other areas of technological innovation in libraries or archives
  • Demonstrated successful experience in project and process management
  • Demonstrated successful experience of leadership in, for, and from a diverse community of professionals serving a diverse community of users with the highest standards of customer service.

Salary and Rank:  This is a continuing appointment track Academic Professional position; Associate/Full Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to nine library facilities across five ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services.  More information about the library can be found at

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three recent professional references.  The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson.  Questions about the position and search should be directed to James O’Donnell. Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 07, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU, visit our web site:  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit,

Arizona State University’s Charter animates an institution “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed.” Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.