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W 1502 Frank Melville, Jr., Memorial Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
631.632.7100 (t), 631.632.7116 (f)
This area is responsible for the Administration and management of Library support operations including: Recruitment activities; Human Resources actions for Faculty, Instructional Support Staff, Classified Staff and Student Employees; Building and Facilities management.
Dean of University Libraries
Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries’ collections exceed 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include four distinct
facilities, including Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, and Health Sciences Libraries. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine.
For all academic matters, the Dean of University Libraries reports to the Provost, and works closely with the Senior Vice President of the
Health Sciences Center. The Dean of Libraries is responsible for: providing a strategic vision and leading the planning and advancement
of the SBU Libraries; leading innovation in the Libraries’ collection and technologies; ensuring sound management; representing the SBU
Libraries locally and nationally; and leading philanthropic efforts. As the University increases both intra- and extra-campus research
activities in a multitude of disciplines, the incumbent will be expected to lead the libraries in the development of new service and
collection models to adapt to the shift in information formats and access technologies. The incumbent is required to partner with others
across the campus community to create a new type of 21st century information center in support of research and education. Furthermore,
the Dean of Libraries will help establish collaborative relationships with other campus entities to address future data retention and
dissemination challenges related to such issues as digital preservation, intellectual property, scholarly communication, and unique institutionally-created information.
|Descriptive Title:Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian||REF#:F-7798-13-02|
|Budget Title:Science Librarian||Faculty Position|
|Department:Library||Campus:Stony Brook West Campus/HSC|
|Salary:Commensurate with experience|
Required Qualifications:MLS. College level Science courses.
Preferred Qualifications:Academic degree in a Science discipline. Experience in an Academic Library setting. Experience with bibliographic instruction/Science specific bibliographic instruction, Collection Development, and Science Reference Service. Supervisory experience in a library. Knowledge of Science information databases (e.g. Web of Science, PubMed, Biological Abstracts, Engineering Village, or ArXiv). Experience as a library subject specialist. Teaching experience in an academic environment. Demonstrated record of participation in professional organizations.
Responsibilities & Requirements:The Librarian will be responsible for providing instruction and research services to students and staff in Science and Engineering disciplines. Reference service will include regular reference hours at the Main reference desk, chat coverage, and research consultations. The Science Librarian will provide instruction on how to use both print and electronic science information researches. The incumbent will also participate in the University Libraries’ robust instruction program which includes Science Information classes and workshops as well as general bibliographic instruction sessions to support the libraries’ undergraduate information literacy program.
The successful candidate will serve as the liaison with several Science Departments to help coordinate collection development for the subject area as well as serve as a subject specialist for the Academic Department.
The Science Librarian will report to the Associate Director for Library Branches and Facilities. In addition, the Science Librarian will assist with the supervision and management of the Sciences branches (i.e. Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy,
The incumbent will be expected to participate in professional associations to stay current on trends in Science Librarianship.
Special Notes:This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.Some nights and weekends may be required. Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2013. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure:Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
Pamela Di Pasquale
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1502
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
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