Head of Southampton Library, Stony Brook Univ. (NY)
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 Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning 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.
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 Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and 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 Network of 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, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
|Descriptive Title: Head of Southampton Library||REF#: F-9606-16-02|
|Budget Title: Senior Assistant Librarian||Faculty Position|
|Department: University Libraries||Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC|
|Salary: Commensurate with experience|
Preferred Qualifications: Reference, information and instruction experience in an academic, medical or special library. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively in a team environment. Teaching experience in a formal setting and/or knowledge of information literacy. Experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Demonstrated success in supervisory role. Experience managing facilities or building maintenance issues.
Responsibilities & Requirements: Reporting to the Head of Academic Engagement, the Head of Southampton Library is responsible for management of the Stony Brook Southampton campus library. The selected incumbent will be responsible for general and specialized reference, library instruction, liaison responsibilities, collection development, relevant policy development, supervision of support staff and students, working closely with facilities and other Southampton departments and units to provide library services, and managing online and social media presence for the Southampton library. The selected candidate will be responsible for professional participation 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. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 02/26/2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/26/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.