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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Library Director, St. Joseph's Seminary (NY)

The Archdiocese of New York

Corrigan Memorial Library at St. Joseph’s Seminary

Director – Corrigan Memorial Library at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY

Qualifications: M.L.S., M.A. in Theology or Religious Education, and 3-5 year’s experience as an academic library administrator. Experience working with an integrated library system and EBSCO/EDS system, as well as working knowledge of OCLC cataloging. Applicant should be comfortable working in cooperation and collaboration with the other seminary libraries of the St. Charles Borromeo Inter-Diocesan Partnership, in Huntington, Long Island and Douglaston Queens. Applicant should also have excellent communications skills, management skills, and desire to serve a wide constituency of patrons.

Job Description:

The Director of the Corrigan Library is responsible to the Rector, and is expected to work closely with the Academic Dean. The Director enjoys faculty status at the Seminary.


  • Oversees the daily operations of the library, such as cataloging, reference service, interlibrary loans, instruction, etc.
  • Responsible for hiring and supervising library staff, allocating duties and setting work schedules
  • Plans and administers the library budget
  • Responsible for all aspects of the library’s cataloging operations
  • Responsible for the selection and acquisition of library materials
  • Works closely with the faculty of St. Joseph’s to ensure that individual collections remain viable academic resources
  • Acts as a liaison to OCLC and other library vendors
  • Insures that all shared electronic resources are to be made available to St. Joseph’s students both on and off of each of St. Joseph’s campuses
  • Responsible for overseeing the compliance with the requirements of accreditation for St. Joseph’s Seminary Library
  • Oversees appropriate cooperation in information literacy instruction for both staff and students of St. Joseph’s Seminary
  • Participate in professional organizations that will both raise the profile of seminary & lay education in the New York area and benefit the seminary library through contact with other theological libraries
  • Works with library committee to develop policies and projects
  • Insures that services are being delivered at the library

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference letters to:

Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, Rector/President at


Rev. Kevin O’Reilly, Academic Dean at kevin.o’