Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 AM

Organization: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Closing Date: Close Date

Opportunity Description

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in New York City, invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences. Reporting to the Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Research Informatics, the Associate Dean is a critical partner in, and facilitator of, the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes students, faculty, and the wider research community at the Icahn School of Medicine. As the School is known internationally for being a leader in medical training, research, and patient care, the Associate Dean will have a tremendous opportunity to innovate and develop a new strategy for the support of information services and digital scholarship. In addition, the Associate Dean will work closely with the library staff to build even further upon the Library’s exceptionally service-oriented culture. In collaboration with a team of 16 talented and dedicated library staff, the new Associate Dean will be asked to lead the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library (Levy Library), both in terms of its role within the Mount Sinai Health System and its relationship to the fast-changing world of information management. The new Associate Dean should bring a thoughtful and inclusive spirit to the challenge of making an admired library even more central to the Icahn School of Medicine’s mission and future.


Candidates for the role of Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences must hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following desired qualifications:

  • Proven track record of leadership and mentorship
  • A record of forward thinking and innovation
  • In-depth knowledge of resource licensing and procurement
  • Excellent negotiation, customer service, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with an integrated library system
  • Experience working with LibApps platform
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise staff
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Ability to form relationships across various departments and institutions
  • Experience in a higher education and library environments


  • PhD in Library or Library & Information Sciences, or within a relevant field
  • Experience with Alma/Primo integrated library system
  • Knowledge of research metrics and research tracking systems
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