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(Re-posting) Head of Health Sciences Lib, Stony Brook U (NY)

(Re-posting) Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook Univ. (NY)

Stony Brook University is seeking a Head of Health Sciences Library for its campus on Long Island, NY. The application deadline has been extended to 5/30/16.

Descriptive Title: Head of Health Sciences Library      REF#: F-9586-16-03-F
Budget Title: Associate/Full Librarian  Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries        Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
        Salary: Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. The successful incumbent will be responsible for collaborating with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library’s resources, programs and services; advancing new and innovating technologies in the provision of information in the education, research and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. The selected candidate will be responsible for daily operations of faculty librarians, as well as provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. The selected candidate will provide reference and instruction in evidence based practice to make optimal use of library resources. The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies. The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full-time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. Strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, as well as understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience including demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff and administration of the academic and clinical community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advanced degree in related discipline.

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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 05/30/2016. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at<>.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application<$FILE/HRSF0113.pdf>, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel Office
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116