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Friday, January 29, 2010

F/T - Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication - Bobst Library

Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication, Bobst Library, New York University

Description: Subject specialist in the Social Sciences, serving the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Department of Journalism.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

This position serves as the primary library liaison to the above departments, with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; continuing a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; and developing responsive and innovative information services.

This position acts as a vital member of the Social Sciences/Humanities group. The incumbent is deeply engaged and contributes skills and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries. The incumbent works creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and to take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate course work related to the interplay between media, culture, and society. Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications.

This position is assigned to Bobst Libraries’ Humanities and Social Sciences Center in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Email to apply for this job.