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Friday, August 7, 2015

F/T - Engineering Collections Coordinator - NYU (Manhattan)

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New York University Libraries seek an experienced collections librarian to coordinate program initiatives and collection development in engineering and related fields. Reporting to the Head of Science and Engineering for the Division of Libraries, this position is a tenure-track faculty role and leads small team of  subject specialists in the fields of applied physics, chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, finance and risk engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, technology management, and urban systems and works with subject librarians in these fields on the development and implementation of collection policies, liaison with academic departments and programs and in formulating the Libraries’ response to and collaboration with new teaching and research initiatives in an increasingly interdisciplinary environment. The incumbent collaborates with the Assistant Head for Dibner Public Services in the provision of reference and instructional services for these subject areas.  Additionally, the incumbent assists the Head of Science and Engineering in the formulation, implementation and management of collections budgets, programs and policies relating to support for engineering and applied sciences research throughout the university. The position works closely with the Assistant Head for Dibner Public Services, the Head of Collection Development, and STEM librarians across all NYU Libraries. The incumbent will also have responsibilities as a subject specialist, including collection development, public service and departmental liaison, appropriate to his/her subject expertise.  This position is based at the Bern Dibner Library at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn. 
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:  Tenure-track faculty status and 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, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to  CVs will be considered 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.

Job Requirements

●Minimum of five years experience working in an academic research library.
●Demonstrated capacity for leadership.
●Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in engineering and the sciences.
●Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
●Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
●Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
●High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
●Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in engineering and the sciences.

●Advanced degree in a STEM field. Subject PhD desirable.
●Experience supervising staff.
●Demonstrated leadership in developing innovative services and building library collections.
●Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.
Education Required
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related STEM discipline.
● 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.