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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

F/T - Librarian for Education & Human Dev't, NYU (NY)

Librarian for Education and Human Development, New York University


New York University Libraries is seeking a subject specialist librarian to serve faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the following departments and programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: Teaching and Learning; Administration, Leadership, and Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions; and Food Studies. Subject specialist librarians are tenure-track faculty who play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas 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 delivering a program of extensive and integrated instructional, consultation, and research support services; building and curating collections in all formats; and developing responsive and innovative services for a clientele who are engaged with intensive research within New York City as well as on the global stage. The ideal candidate will also have experience helping students and faculty who are increasingly using quantitative and qualitative data, computing-intensive applications like gaming, and geospatial visualization in their work. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and also be well versed in the issues surrounding scholarly publishing and communications.

This position acts as a vital member of the Libraries’ Humanities and Social Sciences Center and reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries. 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.



      Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
      Minimum three years of relevant library experience
      Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference
      Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
      Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills


      Preference will be given to candidates with significant work experience and/or graduate coursework in an education-related field.
      Experience with state-of-the-art research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, or geospatial methods is highly desirable

New York University Libraries:  Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to 

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

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV 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  CVs will be considered starting in April until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.