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Friday, May 27, 2016

Head of Reference Library, Queensborough-CUNY (NY)

Assistant Professor (Librarian) - Head of Reference Library

Job ID: 15034
Location: Queensborough Community College
Department: The Kurt R. Schmeller Library
Category: Faculty
Issue Date: May 25 2016
Closing Date: June 24 2016
Review of Resumes to Start: June 08 2016
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Queensborough Community College, CUNY, offers associates degrees and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines.  The college is committed to academic excellence, innovative pedagogy and valuing the cultural diversity of our community.  Located on a park-like setting in eastern Queens, the college also enjoys the opportunities offered as part of the City University of New York.
The library is committed to the support of collaborative learning and attention to the needs of community college students.  The library faculty consists of thirteen full-time professionals and eight part- time faculty members.  Additional information is available at


-Provides leadership for the Library’s role as a campus partner in student success. Expands and strengthens the Library’s teaching role and educational impact by collaborating with faculty and staff to advance and support a diverse student body in effectively identifying and using information.
-Responsible for creating and revising policies for traditional reference, scheduled individual consultations, chat reference and roving reference
-Responsible for collecting statistics on reference activity
-Schedules individual reference consultations
-Demonstrates excellent teaching skills in a program of customized information literacy sessions for classes in all disciplines
-Provides in-person and online reference service, including evening and weekend hours.
-Collaborates with others to implement assessment programs, and provide analysis of library services and student learning.
-Participates in collection development, including print and online resources; develops and maintains subject and policy guides.
-Represents the library on college and university committees
-Other duties as assigned
Tenure track faculty must meet the publication and service requirements for tenure and promotion.
Some evening and/or weekend assignments will be required  

Qualifications: An A.L.A. accredited master’s degree in library and information science, required. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required, or a Ph.D.

- teaching and reference services experience
- three or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library
- excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
- commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
- knowledge of current trends in academic reference work, scholarly communication and information   technologies
- superior oral and written communication skills.

Strongly Preferred
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in music or experience working with music faculty, students and library resources. 
- Leadership role in academic library reference work, preferably in a community college setting.
- Experience with, LibGuides, and effective use of technology in academic libraries, such as discovery tools.
The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

How To Apply: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. 

Candidates must provide a CV/resume, statement of scholarly interests and cover letter.

To Apply: 
Equal Employment Opportunity: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Information Specialist-Investment Banking (ProLibra) (NY)

Information Specialist
Investment Banking Position /New York City Midtown
Provide reference and research in a high volume business library to clients and executives covering all major industries.
Specific Duties·      Provides high value research on companies, industries and emerging business topics to support strategic decisions and help win new business.
·      Supports the development and implementation of information strategy through the management, use and deployment of key information resources.
·       Manages a consistently high volume of research requests by rapidly determining the complexity level of each project.  Prioritizes competing demands and manages time effectively.  
·      Provides support and advice to clients to improve information and knowledge management.
·      Works with other team members to share expertise and develop new and better ways to meet client needs.
·       Workflow coordination: demand manages the queue as well as setting job levels and work types.

·       Two to three years experience producing secondary research and analysis in a business research setting.  Broad knowledge of standard secondary research sources, financial data services and corporate documents.

·       Understanding of global investment banking and capital markets. Familiarity with broader financial institutions and practices.  

·       Ability to apply source knowledge to research projects that produce complete, cost effective results.

·       Communication skills required to confidently deliver and explain research findings to client staff - both verbally and through written summaries and analyses.

·       Judgment required to resolve service problems using broad professional knowledge.  Also required to protect client confidentiality.

Personal Success Characteristics
·       Real time organizational skills required.
·       Ability to manage client expectations via email and verbal communication
·       Judgment required to resolve service problems within a set of procedural guidelines; alerts management to service problems or opportunities.

Education·       BA/BS required.  Masters in Library and Information Science, Business/Finance, or other relevant specialty desirable.

Please contact Angela Dzikowski at 800-262-0070
Pro Libra Associates, Inc.

Public Services Librarian, Felician U (NJ)

Felician University is seeking a Public Services Librarian for its Lodi campus in Lodi, NJ.

POSITION TITLE:              Public Services Librarian - Lodi


DEPARTMENT:                  Library Services                   


REPORTS TO:                     Director of Library Services                       


JOB SUMMARY:               


The position of Public Services Librarian is a full-time, twelve-month support position. The Public Services Librarian, under the supervision of Director of Library Services, supports a collegial environment with the central goals of service, instruction, and outreach with a firm commitment to the information literacy initiatives of Felician University.




The following listing of primary job responsibilities indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job. This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job.  Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.


  • Staff the Lodi Campus Library reference desk.
  • Provide leadership for virtual reference services (chat and email), including staff coverage, usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
  • Provide leadership for research guide services across liaison areas, including usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
  • Assist students, faculty and staff in addressing their information needs online and on-campus.
  • Provide face-to-face and virtual reference services.
  • Plan, promote and provide informal and formal instruction on information literacy and information seeking.
  • Serve as library liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences), working collaboratively with their respective faculty and deans.
  • Develop and deliver general and specialized instructional and reference services for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
  • Develop general and specialized research guides for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
  • Manage print and online collection development for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
  • Manage online subscriptions, in conjunction with Administrative Assistant and Director of Library Services.
  • Assist in publicizing Library public services.
  • Participate in university-wide committees, as assigned.





  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and/or information science, second master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of the structure and content of information resources in various formats.
  • Demonstrated reference and research skills in face-to-face and online formats.
  • Demonstrated teaching abilities, in both formal and informal venues.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail applications.      
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Willingness to support and uphold the University’s Catholic/Franciscan tradition and mission.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, complemented by a predisposition to assist others.

  • Knowledge of humanities and/or social science reference sources a plus!


Please send letter of interest and resume to Susan Wengler,

Director of Library Services (

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Archive/PMO Specialist, (Hagerty Consulting for NYCHA) (NY)

Document Process, Archive, and Retrieval PMO Specialist (Role also Open to Candidates with a Library Sciences/Information Management Background)


Job Overview:


The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – the United States’ largest housing authority – is currently undertaking the largest single grant-funded FEMA Public Assistance recovery program - the consequence of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Program Management Office (PMO) for Disaster Recovery seeks a Document Manager. Documentation management is a key component to efficiently and effectively fulfilling the PMO’s functional, strategic and compliance objectives while facilitating information sharing across the organization. The PMO’s documentation is the heart of compliance with Federal grant funding – which is demonstrated through backup to financial reimbursement requests, periodic Federal audits/monitoring visits, and through grant close out.


The right candidate will be responsible for the end-to-end process of collecting, maintaining and archiving digital documents and records. This position will be expected to understand the tools and technical landscape necessary to implement an effective document governance program as well as identify business drivers and requirements across functional groups (i.e., procurement, design, grants management, community outreach, etc.) in order to understand end user needs. The Specialist will have interactions with all teams within the PMO and exposure to complex and critical federal and state disaster recovery efforts at NYCHA.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:


  • Serve as custodian of records for the PMO; designating points of contact across PMO functional groups to assist with developing, coordinating and implementing the overall document governance strategy.


  • Serve as lead in developing and implementing document management framework for a large number and complex array of documentation, including but not limited to file folder structures, leveraging tools, e.g., e-Builder, taxonomy, naming conventions, archiving and retention schedule, etc.


  • Perform quality control activities; reviewing documents for completeness, legibility, organization, compliance with PMO and regulatory standards, etc.; identify gaps in standards/procedures resulting in missing or incomplete files and implementing corrective actions.


  • Provide support through adherence to regulatory guidance applicable to records management, document control, or other business processes.


  • Act as document resource providing best practices support, cohesion, and instruction to PMO team with diverse backgrounds and capabilities.


  • Perform pre-processing administrative review of documents to ascertain compliance with governing procedures and guidelines.


  • Convert documents to specified file formats en masse, and electronically merge or modify documents as required.


  • Ensure security and preservation of controlled data, documents and records.


  • Provide notification to potentially impacted organizations when specific documents are updated or when required document reviews are due.


  • Prioritizes and organizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines.


  • Perform other duties commensurate with functional level and responsibilities.


  • Provide assistance to users in support of retrieval of information.


  • Undertake ad hoc requests and projects related to documentation.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • 2-5 years of experience is required
  • Document Management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel. Experience in SharePoint, Intuit QuickBase, and/or e-Builder is highly desirable.
  • Leadership/Management experience, must be self-motivated and driven.
  • Experience solving routine problems by following defined procedures; seeks guidance on issues outside assigned area.
  • Completes work assignments independently or with moderate supervision or guidance from others.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment where priorities change frequently to meet the business needs.
  • Contributes as a team player who is deadline driven and works well with others.
  • Ability to operate office machines and utilize standard office software.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience managing large quantities of digital documents in a HIGHLY desired; experience in a project management/construction and/or grant funded atmosphere desired, but not required.
  • Experience developing, training, supporting, and instructing an organization and its staff in document best practices, controls, and management HIGHLY desired.

  • FEMA Public Assistance, US Dept. of HUD CDBG/CDBG-DR, and/or Public Funding experience is preferred, but not required
To Apply:

        Send resumes to David Cosloy of Hagerty Consulting at

Monday, May 23, 2016

F/T - Head, Academic Engagement, Stony Brook U (NY)

F/T - Head, Academic Engagement, Stony Brook University (NY)

Descriptive Title: Head of Academic Engagement  REF#: F-9638-16-05

Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian      Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries        Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program. Minimum of three years of experience providing subject liaison or information literacy services in an academic or research library. Experience supervising librarians, or managing project teams, in an academic library. Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality and productivity, to encourage change and innovation, and to engage professionals in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services. Professional service, professional activity and contributions to scholarship sufficient for tenure-track faculty appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Second advanced degree in relevant field. Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services. Knowledge of best practices, issues and trends in teaching and learning in academic libraries, including trends in online learning and information tools and resources, and assessment of student learning. Knowledge of, or experience with, evolving models of scholarly communication, including open access and open educational resources. Knowledge of, or experience with, metrics, data curation, open data or data science. Experience in leading academic or research library outreach services and initiatives.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The SBU Libraries invites applications for an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the newly formed Academic Engagement Department. This librarian will have the opportunity to contribute to and redefine the future roles and responsibilities of the department. SBU Libraries consists of highly talented liaison librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, repository services, scholarship initiatives, and instruction in a model influenced by Ithaka S & R’s Leveraging the Liaison Model: From Defining 21st Century Research Libraries to Implementing 21st Century Research Universities(2014) and the ARL SPEC KIT 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons (2015).

The incumbent will work with the SBU librarians to execute the Library's strategic vision. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and User Engagement and manages a team of expert librarians. The position will guide the development and implementation of services and initiatives that respond to the needs of students, researchers and scholars. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should also be committed to the University Libraries’ strategic vision.  The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  *  Lead the academic engagement-centered liaisons who focus on scholarship and relationship building between the Library and the Stony Brook University academic, research and teaching communities.
  *  Develop and execute a shared vision and service model with SBU librarians, which involves actively engaging faculty and students through direct outreach, curriculum integration and collection development.
  *  Advocate for the Department, mentor and coach department librarians on faculty progress toward tenure and promotion; assess diverse librarian skill sets, recognize talent, and anticipate and orchestrate synergistic collaborations within SBU and with internal and external stakeholders.
  *  Set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services for optimal use of information resources.
  *  Access impact of SBU liaison activities on faculty research productivity and student learning outcomes.
  *  Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff, and students.
  *  Participate 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. Occasional night and weekend work is required. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at<>. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2016.

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:

Pamela DiPasquale
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 06/16/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

To read full posting:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Director of Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers U (NJ)


                                     ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE                                       APP. 223

TITLE: Director of Paul Robeson Library
            Rutgers University–Camden

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced library leader to fill the position of Director of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers UniversityCamden. This position has an essential role, leading the Paul Robeson Library within a dynamic and diverse urban university, while providing system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries.

The Director has an active role within Rutgers UniversityCamden, working closely with key stakeholders, including the chancellor, provost, and deans, to ensure that the Paul Robeson Library continues to contribute to the mission and success of the university. The Director develops a vision for the Paul Robeson Library that—like the university it serves—is innovative and focused on excellence in research and student success.

The Director provides leadership for all aspects of library service and fosters a strong sense of community service and commitment to diversity on campus and with other Camden institutions, particularly the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library System on the Rutgers Campus that is attached to the Paul Robeson Library.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian and serves as a member of the University Librarian’s Cabinet, the senior management team of the Rutgers University Libraries. In this role, the Director has a key role in setting system-wide priorities and developing infrastructure that advance Rutgers University–Camden and the broader goals of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

  • Fosters professional growth and accomplishment for library faculty and staff; has direct responsibility for personnel matters including the recruitment, appointment, and evaluation of 7 librarians with faculty status and 10 staff.
  • Manages an annual budget of over $2 million, including local and system-wide resources.
  • Leads the planning and development of strategic resources, facilities, and services to serve the research and informational needs of a diverse population of students and scholars at Rutgers University–Camden.
  • Provides system-wide leadership within the Rutgers University Libraries, setting priorities and developing the infrastructure necessary to support a large complex organization in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Champions the Rutgers University Libraries system-wide resources and services and the Paul Robeson Library to the chancellor, provost, deans, department chairs, program directors, and faculty of Rutgers University–Camden.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program, with an advanced degree strongly preferred. A solid record of leadership and accomplishment in an academic research library setting—with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, including budget and personnel management—is required. The ability to manage an innovative library within a complex organization in a rapidly changing environment—technologically and otherwise—to achieve dual goals of serving the research and information needs of a diverse population of students and scholars and engaging the Paul Robeson Library with the mission of Rutgers University–Camden is also required.

The Director is a senior faculty member and administrator who plays a critical role in the appointment, reappointment, and promotion of library faculty and must qualify for tenure on appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of professional achievement through scholarly research relevant to academic librarianship, including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations, particularly on a national level.

Key skills include communication and outreach to all interest groups relevant to the Paul Robeson Library; collaboration and consensus building; mentoring; innovation; advocacy; strategic planning; budgeting; effective delegation; and fundraising. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates with successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Serving over 6,500 students, Rutgers University–Camden offers undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs and boasts the nation’s first doctoral program in childhood studies, a new state-of-the-art law school facility, and a comprehensive four-year undergraduate business curriculum. Rutgers University–Camden consistently earns high marks from students, graduates, employers, and such entities as U.S. News and World Report. Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the University community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries holdings include more than 3.6 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALEnj; use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The Paul Robeson Library supports all the undergraduate and graduate programs of Rutgers University–Camden, except law. In addition, through a contractual agreement, Paul Robeson Library provides library services for almost 2,500 students at the Camden campus of Camden County College/Rowan University.

Located in Southern New Jersey, the campus of Rutgers University–Camden is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and is within driving distance of the New Jersey shore and New York City. For more information, please visit the Rutgers University Libraries website: or the Paul Robeson Library website:

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES AND WHERE YOU SAW THE POSITION ADVERTISED TO: Jeanne Boyle (APP. 223), Associate University Librarian for Planning & Organizational Research, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:, FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.