Three finalists for place will probably be on campus Dec. 7 to 9
Three finalists for the place of dean of libraries and data sources will probably be on the College of North Dakota subsequent week for on-campus visits, Dec. 7-9.
The dean of libraries and data sources is the chief administrator for the College’s libraries and chief spokesperson for UND libraries in any respect ranges. The dean is chargeable for offering imaginative and prescient and management for UND libraries to advance the mission of the College, improve and assist analysis alternatives and supply for scholar success – all assembly the strategic targets of the College and North Dakota College System.
Open boards are scheduled for subsequent week, Wednesday by means of Friday, Dec. 7-9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in O’Kelly Corridor, Room 343. The classes can even be obtainable through Zoom. Extra data might be discovered on the search web site.
- Rebecca Bichel, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, O’Kelly Corridor, Room 343
- Sian Brannon, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, O’Kelly Corridor, Room 343
- Rhonda Huisman, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, O’Kelly Corridor, Room 343
Rebecca Bichel is the dean of libraries on the College of Texas at Arlington, serving in that position since 2012. She has 25 years of expertise as an educational librarian. Earlier than accepting her position at UTA, Bichel served as affiliate dean for public companies at Florida State College Libraries from 2005-2012. She was additionally a librarian at Pennsylvania State College and Sam Houston State College.
Bichel has a ardour for creating transformative studying and progress experiences for college kids and colleagues. She works with a deeply engaged staff to handle on-demand assortment insurance policies, present responsive companies and areas, provide programming for one of the various campuses within the nation, assist an formidable Open Instructional Sources program, create evolving scholarly communication companies for school and implement formidable inventive and analysis knowledge areas for scholar success.
Bichel holds a grasp’s in library and data science from the College of Hawaii at Manoa and two bachelor’s levels from Valdosta State College in Georgia. Her analysis pursuits embody management in assist of innovation in libraries and the alternatives of library service and house redesign, such because the creation of makerspaces.
Sian Brannon is the affiliate dean for assortment administration on the College of North Texas Libraries and has labored in tutorial and public libraries for the reason that Nineteen Nineties. Brannon additionally has taught as an adjunct professor for technical companies and analysis strategies programs.
Increasing on her management coaching (Harvard Management Institute for Educational Librarians, Texas Educational Management Academy, and American Council on Schooling Regional Ladies’s Management Discussion board), Brannon turned a skilled mediator and helps facilitate worker disputes on the College of North Texas.
Brannon not too long ago accomplished a five-year tenure because the editor of Public Providers Quarterly and serves on the editorial boards of 4 journals. She was not too long ago appointed as a peer evaluator for the Southern Affiliation of Schools and Faculties and to the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Brannon serves on a number of American Library Affiliation and Affiliation of Faculty and Analysis Libraries committees and boards, and he or she maintains an ongoing document of scholarship with peer-reviewed publications and displays on matters similar to evaluation, administration and assortment improvement.
Rhonda Huisman has had many roles in Ok-12 and better schooling as a classroom instructor, librarian, school member, administrator and facilitator. Huisman is presently dean of college library at St. Cloud State College, in St. Cloud, Minn., the place she leads strategic planning and evaluation, and has efficiently secured a number of grants on affordability (OER/OA). She presently serves as board president for the Central Minnesota Library Change.
Beforehand, Huisman was the director of library companies at Marian College in Indianapolis, assistant professor and affiliate dean of college libraries at Wichita State College and schooling librarian/CTL at Indiana College-Purdue College Indianapolis. Huisman has participated in HLC accreditation coaching, scholar belongingness and high-impact practices analysis, and offered at quite a few nationwide and worldwide conferences on data literacy, faculty readiness, and scholarship of educating and studying.
Huisman’s service contains institutional, state and nationwide committees, together with revision of Requirements for Libraries in Larger Schooling and ACRL Immersion curricula, in addition to contribution to the Nationwide Survey of Scholar Engagement Info Literacy module. In 2017, Huisman created the TAPS (Textbook Affordability Venture for Success) program at SCSU, saving tens of millions in textbook prices and supporting a group of observe for school within the creation of inexpensive and open supplies.
Huisman has a bachelor’s diploma in English/schooling from the College of South Dakota, a grasp’s diploma in schooling from Briar Cliff College in Iowa, and a grasp’s diploma in library data science/studying applied sciences from the College of Missouri-Columbia. She anticipates profitable completion of an Ed.D. in larger schooling management from St. Cloud State College, in 2023. Huisman can be a 2016 graduate of the Harvard Management Institute.
Editor’s Word: An electronic mail containing this message that was despatched out right this moment to UND college students, school and employees used the phrases “Info Providers” within the place title, fairly than the proper “Info Sources.”
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