The Colorado State University Libraries seeks a Manager of Library Space and User Experience to provide leadership, vision, and supervision for the operations and management of the CSU Libraries’ physical spaces. This position promotes the Libraries’ values of inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice by creating a welcoming environment that supports a diverse university community. A full job announcement may be found at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84363. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 11:59p.m. March 21, 2021. This position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The individual in this position oversees the physical operations and day-to-day management of library spaces; works to understand, assess, and improve user needs and experiences; and helps ensure that the Libraries supports the dynamic learning and research needs of the campus community. This individual is expected to participate in the field, including researching and evaluating library space trends and best practices; attend relevant conferences and events; and communicate with peers both on campus and at other institutions. This position requires strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills; a commitment to ensuring safe spaces for all library users; and collaboration with other campus and library units to enhance user experiences in the Libraries.
About the Libraries
The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes a primary library, Morgan Library, and a branch library in CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.
The CSU Libraries is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. As part of a land grant university built on indigenous lands, we are mindful of our history and recognize that equity and social justice work requires intention, persistence and humility. We believe that improving equity and enacting social justice—among our staff, in our services, in our spaces, and in our communities—is a guiding star toward a better future.
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
About Fort Collins
Located just 57 miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is known for its livability, eco-consciousness, and a vibrant downtown culture. The city has over 4,300 acres of green space, 29 miles of in-town trails, and 143 miles of bike lanes. Fort Collins is known for its commitment to business while engaging in planning that focuses on community spirit, solutions to sprawl, and appreciation for outdoor living.