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    POSITION: Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives, Duke University School of Medicine

    The School of Medicine at Duke University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives at Duke University School of Medicine. A critical resource for one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, the Medical Center Library and Archives support the cutting edge education, scholarship and innovation of this world-class health network.

    The Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives will craft and execute a vision to continue to strengthen the library’s value for its constituents in this changing age of information management. S/he will harness the strengths of a highly talented staff through effective management, empowerment, inspiration, and leading by example. The Associate Dean will maximize resources provided for staffing, collections, services and special projects through sound judgement and strong financial acumen. Externally, the Associate Dean will be highly collaborative, complementing and broadening work across the Health Center and the greater University community through building strong and productive partnerships.

    The Duke University School of Medicine is ranked 8th in the nation among both research-intensive and primary care medical schools. Its 34 departments, centers, and institutes generate almost $700M in sponsored research expenditures each year, including NIH expenditures of approximately $380M. Duke University Health System (DUHS) is a global leader in outstanding patient care. It is closely aligned with the School of Medicine for highly developed research and teaching. DUHS is a fully integrated healthcare system that includes Duke University Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital Health Center, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Even among great healthcare centers, the clinical enterprise at Duke Health is remarkable. School of Medicine faculty members of the highest caliber, noted for their research prominence and commitment to patient safety and quality, drive strong margins and a distinguished brand. The Medical Center Library and Archives has the support needed to deliver value to a world-class institution while maintaining the agility to innovate.

    The successful candidate will be a strong, resourceful leader with a vision of how the Library can continue to meet the evolving needs of its constituents and add value to Duke Medical Center. Along with a record of documented, successful leadership and administrative accomplishment in established, research intensive organizations, preferably involving medical library and information disciplines, candidates will have approximately 10-15 years of broad-based management experience in an academic research library, with a minimum of 5 years of progressive administrative experience in library or information sciences in a biomedical setting; an advanced understanding of the mission and operations of research libraries as well as those of serving practicing physicians and health professionals and special collections; demonstrated and strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a strong customer service orientation; expertise in budgeting and financial management; and excellent communication skills. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree in library/information science or related field is required, with a second master’s degree preferred.

    For more information and to apply: Connect to the recruitment Website at http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-895

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  • The Medical Center Community

    The Medical Center Library, a leader in advancing the role of information, education, and archival services within Duke Medicine, is committed to "connecting Duke to biomedical knowlege networks." In support of the mission of Duke Medicine, we are active partners in clinical, research, and educational initiatives. Our extensive print,electronic, and archival collections support the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Division of Allied Health, and the Duke Hospital and Health System.

    Duke University School of Medicine and Hospital are ranked among the top ten institutions in the country and also have highly ranked programs for Physician Assistants (#1), School of Nursing DNP Program (#3), and Physical Therapy (#10). In 2014, Duke ranked #11 in NIH funding for the School of Medicine and #9 in NIH funding for the School of Nursing.

    Duke University is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, an area rich in educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Triangle, named for the three cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the home of several institutions of higher education (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University) and the Research Triangle Park, internationally recognized as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast beaches are also within an easy drive of the Piedmont.