Research and User Services Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian

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Research and User Services Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian

Stony Brook University: Provost Office: Library

Location: Stony Brook University

Open Date: Nov 30, 2021

Deadline: Dec 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Responsibilities & Requirements: Reporting to the Director of Access & User Services, the Research & User Services Librarian is responsible for management of the Stony Brook Southampton campus library. The selected incumbent will be responsible for general and specialized reference, library instruction, liaison responsibilities, collection development, relevant policy development, supervision of support staff and students, working closely with facilities and other Southampton departments and units to provide library services and programs, as well as managing a virtual presence for the Southampton library. The selected candidate will be responsible for professional participation in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.  The successful candidate will:

  • Develop strong relationships with academic programs and faculty to align library resources and services with research and learning goals, according to the Liaison Program guidelines.
  • Explore opportunities for library integration into the curriculum, such as information literacy, research guides, curriculum development, and consultations.
  • Conduct needs assessment activities with library users for improving services and resources.
  • Maintain and evaluate statistics on use and outreach data to make data-driven decisions.
  • Expand outreach activities that will engage and benefit the SH campus and community.
  • Explore opportunities to promote library resources and services through workshops, programming, collections, partnerships.
  • Update collection development and management plans.
  • Establish and maintain strong communication channels with remote and in-person disciplinary faculty, patrons, and library colleagues on all campuses. 


Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree. Relevant experience in a library. Evidence of ability to meet research, scholarship, and service requirements for promotion and tenure. Demonstrated proficiency with emerging learning and research technologies.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in related field of studies at Stony Brook Southampton.  Reference and instruction experience in an academic, medical or special library. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently. Teaching experience in a formal setting and/or knowledge of information literacy. Experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Demonstrated success in supervisory role. Experience managing facilities or building maintenance issues.

Application Instructions

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SPECIAL NOTES:  Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. 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. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 12/30/21, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. 

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Campus Description: Stony Brook Southampton, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to the Southampton Arts MFA programs in Creative Writing and Literature and Film and the renowned Southampton Writers Conference; the waterfront research and teaching facilities of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, including the new Marine Sciences Center; the undergraduate residential Semester by the Sea programs in marine sciences; and Health Technology and Management programs in Applied Health Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Education, as well as Speech-Language Pathology that promote professional growth with a focus on the latest in technological advances and excellence in teaching, with a goal of meeting the growing health care needs of the East End of Long Island.

Stony Brook Southampton is part of Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs.   Located on the scenic North Shore of Long Island, SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Mellon Award-winning Humanities Institute, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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 collection exceeds 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 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries. The Southampton Library is  the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-Certified library on Long Island.  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 and internationally.  The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC,  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, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Alma for its integrated library system and DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.