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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

F/T - Scholarly Comms Librarian, Coll of New Rochelle (NY)

Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle invites applications for the newly-created position of Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant Professor.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian (SCL) is an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for CNR. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, this grant-funded position is a 12-month tenure track faculty appointment to begin January 5, 2015. The SCL promotes the availability and capacity of the IR to the College Community, faculty, researchers and students, and ensures compliance with relevant law and policy. The SCL must have a background or experience in scholarly communication, copyright, metadata creation, teaching, and working with a diverse student body. The successful candidate oversees the Technical Services Department and participates in reference services.
 Specific Responsibilities:
  • develops, implements, and maintains the Libraries' scholarly communication programs and initiatives at all 6 campuses;
  • develops and implements campus-wide copyright education program;
  • works with library faculty to develop education and outreach related to scholarly communication and to integrate scholarly communication into the library liaison program;
  • manages the daily operation of the IR, including working with IR software, adding and editing content, metadata creation, analyzing usage data, and training other library staff in IR functions;
  • coordinates and provides training in support of the IR on campus;
  • creates and updates IR policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation;
  • advises and educates the campus community about authors' rights, faculty use of copyrighted materials, and other copyright issues related to scholarly communication;
  • works with the information literacy team to use existing technologies to develop and implement ways that information literacy skills can be taught effectively to all students;
  • develops digitization standards and oversees the digitization phase of the projects;
Required qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program (second Master's degree required for tenure), and will demonstrate knowledge of best practices and experience with scholarly communication issues such as copyright, authors' rights, and open access publishing. She/he will have demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, data management, and institutional repositories, and proven experience with emerging technologies, outreach and training activities. The SCL will be able to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues and have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills. A minimum of 3 years of professional digital services experience in an academic library setting is required, as is a minimum of 2 years of teaching, mentoring and advising students regarding copyright and undergraduate research.

Preferred qualifications include experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Bepress, Springshare and OCLC products; familiarity with the principles of information literacy, a strong service commitment; extensive knowledge of information resources, and teaching in a traditional classroom setting as well as online.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 as the first Catholic college for women in New York State. Today the College is comprised of four schools on six campuses in New Rochelle and throughout the NYC metropolitan area, serving 3,700 women and men in undergraduate and graduate programs. Gill Library is located on the main campus in New Rochelle.

The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about Gill Library and the College, please visit our website at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send letter of interest addressed to Dean Ana Fontoura, as well as a current CV and 3 letters of reference as PDF attachments, to Ms. Brunie Lopez, Secretary to the Dean.

Application Information:  

Postal Address:Ms. Brunie Lopez
Secretary to the Dean, Gill Library
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339

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