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Content Access and Discovery Librarian

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA Accredited degree program.
  • Knowledge of providing and maintaining access to electronic resources through metadata and software.
  • Knowledge of electronic content discovery and best practices in improving the discoverability of electronic resources through workflows.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others and groups to find solutions.
  • Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, professional growth, and a vision for the future of academic libraries.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally with others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Professional experience working with electronic resources at academic libraries.
  • Experience with Library Services Platform (LSP) acquisition module and electronic resources management system.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of data analytics.
  • Understanding of vendor relationships and licensing issue

Responsibilities & Requirements

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 are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018).  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 Science Center Libraries, and the SUNY Korea-SBU Campus.  The University Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, 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 Libraries of Medicine.  The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, which are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

This is an entry-level tenure track position that reports to the Head of Content Acquisition & Services.  The librarian is responsible for management, policy, planning, and advocacy for licensed and open-access databases supported within the SBU Libraries.  This includes acquisitions, receipt, and processing of all electronic databases, workflow implementation, maintenance and review of licensed and open-access databases in the Knowledgebase.  S/he provides quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases and ensure consistent access to electronic library holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.  The Librarian assumes a leadership role in support of workflows committed to acquiring, describing, and providing access to databases in all mediums and languages.  The Librarian will align all processes and practices within the framework of SBU Libraries organizational initiatives, foster innovation, and implement constructive change as a part of evolving faculty roles in support of strategic directions.  This position works closely with vendors, library IT, librarians, faculty and end users to create an excellent user experience.

  • Manage and promote licensed and open-access databases to support university research and teaching activities.
  • Work closely with vendors, library IT, librarians, faculty, and end users to create an excellent user experience.
  • Administer new and existing licenses for electronic resources.
  • Maintain and review licensed and open-access databases in the knowledge base to ensure accessibility.
  • Develop and improve workflows to ensure integrity of financial data related to licensed and open access databases.
  • Provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases and ensure consistent access to electronic library holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.
  • Assist the Head of Content Acquisitions and Services to generate reports as needed.
  • Provide leadership in acquiring, describing, and providing access to databases in all mediums and languages.
  • Assist the Head of Content Acquisitions and Services to access the performance of the unit and develop improvement plans.
  • Participate in liaison, reference, and instruction duties.
  • Participate in research, publication, teaching, and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.

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.  Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. 

   

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Application Procedure

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email oide@stonybrook.edu.

2. Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.

Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/20/19, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: 631-632-7116
Email:

Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. 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 Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, 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.

Official Job Title: Senior Assistant Librarian
REF#: F-9983-19-01
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 01/08/2019
Posting End Date: 04/20/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 04/20/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/RESEARCH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO APPLY INCLUDING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND PROTECTED VETERANS. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:   01/08/2019

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