Director of Collection and Resource Management/Senior Assistant Librarian, University Libraries


Stony Brook University: Provost Office: Library

Location: Stony Brook, New York

Open Date: Apr 3, 2020

Deadline: Apr 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Stony Brook University Libraries invites applications for the position of Director of Collection and Resource Management/Senior Assistant Librarian.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, the Director of Collection and Resource Management provides leadership, guidance, and expertise in the area of collection development and management and to divisional units, including Content Acquisition and Services, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Preservation, and Collections Assessment.  The Director of Collection and Resource Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following: 

  • Advise Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic collections vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
  • Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous collections.
  • Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis, coordinate and guide the collections activities of subject librarians, and develop and implement training programs related to collection management.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, preservation, electronic resources management, and collections reporting and assessment.
  • Work with Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, liaison librarians, and other units in the Libraries to describe and promote collections and collections-related activities.
  • Work with University Libraries senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries’ discovery and delivery operations and services.
  • Work closely with the Dean and Associate Deans to develop and implement University Libraries priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities. Ensure that collections address the teaching, learning, research, and administrative priorities of the university.
  • Develop and implement policy and procedures for Collection Strategy and Management units in relation to the Library Services Platform (Alma), discovery (Primo), and other library management and electronic resources management tools and systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Three to five years of significant experience in collection development and management, acquisitions, serials, cataloging and metadata, and/or electronic resources management.
  • Evidence of successful and creative management/coordination of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change.
  • Evidence of experience leading and coordinating library selectors and other interested colleagues in collection management projects and activities.
  • Evidence of leadership in emerging or innovative areas of collections, acquisitions, and research, including demonstrated effective management, planning, financial, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead in an atmosphere of continuous change and to inspire and motivate within a collaborative and diverse environment.
  • Record of collaboration with colleagues in health sciences librarianship, especially in the context of collection development and management.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Substantial record of professional activities, including scholarship and service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in collections assessment and evaluation across diverse formats, collections, and disciplines.
  • Supervisory and training experience.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Additional advanced degree
  • Demonstrated interest in management of Library Services Platform (LSP) or Integrated Library System (ILS) functions, including experience with Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and productively with constituencies outside the library.
  • Demonstrated experience working with digital repositories and/or collection management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience developing library training and/or programming in support of institutional initiatives and priorities.

Application Instructions

This is 10 day internal only posting.  All application materials must be submitted online.  Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application.  For technical support, please visit Interfolio’s Support Site ( or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at or (877) 997-8807. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact Pamela Di Pasquale at

Special notes: This is a full-time tenure track faculty position.   Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. 

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter, resume/CV and names and contact information for three references.

Stony Brook University Libraries is the largest academic research library on Long Island serving the University population and the State University of New York system.  The Library is also a resource for the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally.  Known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections, the University 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 collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print, streaming media, electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include eight distinct facilities, including the recently renovated and flagship Melville Library, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Math/Physics, Music, Southampton, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus.  Currently at the start of a renewed strategic plan, the faculty and staff are a talented and diverse group sharing in the mission and vision of the Libraries.  Librarians hold full faculty status and rank, and participate at all levels of the University.  The Libraries is currently migrating to the new Library Services Platform, Alma with Primo VE as its discovery solution.  Assets of its actively growing institutional repository and digital collections are managed by Omeka, Bepress Digital Commons, DSpace, and CONTENTdm.   The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member), the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine, and locally with the Long Island Library Resources Council. 

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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