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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Librarian for School of Prof'l Studies Grad Prog, NYU (NY)

Librarian for NYU School of Professional Studies Graduate Programs

New York University – Division of Libraries in New York City


The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a librarian to serve as liaison to the faculty, graduate students, and administrators in the NYU School of Professional Studies.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers master's degree programs and graduate certificates in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study.  The School’s graduate programs reflect the emerging trends, opportunities and innovative business strategies in each respective field that they represent, and include programs in the Schack Institute of Real Estate and the Center for Global Affairs.  Graduate students at the School of Professional Studies include full-time and part-time students, working professionals, and individuals returning to the academic world after pursuing other pathways.  Classes are held in the Washington Square area, the Woolworth Building, the Midtown Graduate Center, days and evenings, and online.  School of Professional Studies graduate programs are served by the NYU Bobst and Brause Libraries.



Working in a collaborative environment this tenure-track position is responsible for building a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive and innovative information services; and extensive outreach to faculty and administrators in the School of Professional Studies.  The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian will create and deliver outreach methods to students (such as consultation hours, social networking forums, and in-library/online services development); develop information literacy and research proficiencies programming; and engage students and faculty as active users of NYU Libraries services and collections. 


This position is a member of the business team and reports to the Head of Business and Government Information Services in the Public Services Division of NYU Libraries.    The position is engaged in and contributes to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries.  The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian works with colleagues at the Bobst and Brause Libraries to implement and enhance programs and services, deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. 

Librarians at NYU participate in library-wide committees; professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collection and research support services.


Required: ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Experience in library instruction, reference, and outreach in an academic setting.  Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies germane to the 21st century library and today’s learners. 

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated business experience in an academic library environment; or an advanced degree in business, real estate, economics or related discipline.

Professional contributions beyond the primary job, such as publications, leadership in professional organizations, and other research and creative activity, are required for tenure.

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 our “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: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.


To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send resume 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  Resumes 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.


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