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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Health Science Librarian, Stony Brook U (NY)

Stony Brook University - Health Science Librarian F-9771-17-05

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 Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the 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 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, SPace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Librarian REF#: F-9771-17-05
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications: MLS or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic, medical, or special library. Experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred. 
Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison, and outreach services. The position works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools and various clinical departments. The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services, and activities that meet instructional, research, and clinical needs
  • Collaborate with other subject specialists on collection development/management and act as liaison to assigned departments
  • Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility. Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking
  • Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections
  • Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice
  • Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical, and instruction services
  • Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference
  • Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces, and working groups

Scholarly and Service Responsibilities:

  • Engage in scholarly and professional activities
  • Participate in library and university service

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. **Application will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2017.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at 
Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at
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
Fax: (631) 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/17/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Digital Scholarship Librarian, NYU (NY)

NYU Division of Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian to support
the service portfolio of its Digital Scholarship Services team. 

The ideal candidate will provide client service, technical expertise, training, and
support for tools and practices used by faculty and researchers engaged
with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the
digital humanities. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team
comprised of members from throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information
Technology Services, including Data Services, Scholarly Communication,
Digital Library Technology Services, Digital Studio, Libraries’ subject
specialists, and the NYU Abu Dhabi and Shanghai Libraries.

This position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services and will
also work under the guidance of the Program Officer for Digital Scholarly
Publishing. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.

The mission of the Digital Scholarship Services is to provide engaging,
responsive, and human-centered services connecting the global NYU community
to the resources they need for digital scholarship and publishing. In
support of that mission, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work with
the team to:

- Act as primary service contact for NYU’s DSpace institutional
repository, the Faculty Digital Archive.
- Advise patrons on website development, including content production,
website architecture, hosting platforms, content migration, etc.
- Provide consultation for digital publishing software and methods,
including WordPress, Omeka, ARTstor/Shared Shelf, open access, and open
educational resources
- Help scholars use common digital humanities tools and methods, such as
text analysis; web scraping; GIS; scanning and OCR; data visualization;
audio and video production; etc.
- Provide training in digital scholarship tools and methods.
- Manage projects to deploy new tools and services.
- Advise on metadata creation related to publishing and repository
- Evaluate user needs and service gaps; test new tools, platforms, and
software with an eye to potential deployment at NYU; stay current on tools,
trends, and methods to enhance services.
- Participate in outreach and promotional events, maintain our web
presence for digital scholarship services using social media, etc.

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 “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

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to
attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and


- Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent and 2 years’ relevant
experience in an academic environment supporting Digital Scholarship,
Digital Humanities, or related areas such as repository services, digital
publishing, or scholarly communication; or equivalent combination of
education and relevant library experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Evidence of strong public service orientation and experience
- Knowledge of digital scholarly technologies and methods, and
experience supporting information technology and training
- Experience with or knowledge of the digital humanities
- Must have experience in two or more of the following areas: web
publishing platforms (e.g. WordPress, Omeka), repository tools (e.g.
DSpace, Fedora), using project management skills, teaching in academic
setting, and HTML/CSS.


- Second master’s degree in relevant subject area
- Data curation and metadata use in libraries or digital humanities
- Tools and techniques such as text analysis, web scraping, GIS, media
digitization (images, audio, video), data visualization
- Some knowledge of programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python,
R, JavaScript, Ruby, MySQL, PHP)
- Experience with or knowledge of social media and tools for outreach

Salary/Benefits: Non-tenure-track faculty status and an attractive
benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is
commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of
application, including the name, address, telephone number, and email of
three professional references to:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Medical Librarian I, Mt Sinai St Luke's (NY)

Medical Librarian I, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, New York, NY


Incumbent in this class performs process duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Under the direction of the Medical Librarian, the Librarian 1 manages the day-to-day operations of functional areas within the library and access services, aligning its vision, goals, objectives, policies and procedures with those of the Academic Informatics & Technology department and the Levy Library. The Librarian I has responsibility and accountability for providing planning and direction to multiple functional areas within the department, with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. Participates in the development, recommendation and administration of division policies, procedures and processes.


Primary Duties

·         Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users.  Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service. 

·         Coordinates daily workflow of library services provided at the circulation desk including interlibrary loan requests, document delivery, coordinating statistics, administrative functions, and maintaining technical equipment. Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).

·         Performs literature searches, reference assistance, and consultations with library users in support of research activities at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

·         Assists the Medical Librarian in the teaching of health sciences informatics, literature searching, library orientation and other educational presentations to clinicians, nurses and staff.

·         Performs outreach events and activities related to marketing of library services and engagement with Mount Sinai Beth Israel library users.

·         May do special library projects in support of Library services.

  • Efficiently refers library patrons to the appropriate individual, group, or resource.

·         Collects and analyzes statistics related to library activities; generates reports. Ensures statistics (i.e., gate count, ILL requests, research consults) are consistently and accurately recorded. Troubleshoots basic desktop computer issues. Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).

  • Maintains inventory of library desk and supplies. Plans, prioritizes and recommends supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with Emergency/Disaster Preparedness planning and initiatives.
  • Assists in tracking and processing invoices for equipment, supplies, furniture, and library resources.

·         Participates on Library working groups/committees.



Minimum: some course work in MS Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).


Previous Experience

·         Demonstrated library science principles and practices; library integrated library systems, and interlibrary loan systems.

·         Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flows.

·         Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.

·         Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.

·         Proven ability to communicate effectively through oral and written media.

·         Demonstrated strong customer service skills.

·         Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills. 

·         Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.

·         Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Friday, May 12, 2017

F/T - Evening/Weekend Svcs Librarian, Pace Univ. (NY)

Position Title:
Evening/Weekend Svcs Librarian  
Position Type:
Mortola Library (AA5021) 
Basic Function:
Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services, in a dynamic team-based, client-centered environment, supported by advanced library technology; assist students, staff and faculty in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format, and be available on a drop-in basis or by appointment; serve as a member of the library reference staff: participates on library committees and task forces, and assists with other library projects, assignments, and initiatives, as needed.

Develops evening/weekend reference services by using initiative to fulfill student needs: coordinate in-person workshops, staff virtual reference services, creating online LibGuides, offer support of Blackboard courses.

Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Research and Information Services or Library Director.  
Position Qualifications:
MLS from ALA accredited institution; Demonstrated experience in a library reference setting, having familiarity with the concepts, goals and methods of traditional and electronic reference services; well-developed computer and online searching skills; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Background or experience in health science or medical library preferred.  
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

University Librarian  
Number of Positions to be Filled:
Primary Campus/Site:
PL - Pleasantville Campus  
Benefits Offered

Work Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 2PM to 10PM; Saturday 12PM to 8PM
Intersessions: Monday to Friday 10-6

Other shifts as designated by the Head of Research and Information Services or Library Director  
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

F/T - Librarian, North Bergen Free Public Library (NJ)

Full-Time Librarian, North Bergen Free Public Library (North Bergen, NJ)

The North Bergen Free Public Library is looking for a full-time librarian to work in multiple departments.  North Bergen is a diverse and active community of more than 60,000 residents from all walks of life.  The library is a fast-paced environment with an emphasis on programming.  There is room for growth within the position and we encourage creative thinking.


-Work with the public at the adult and youth services desks answering reference questions, providing reader's advisory, placing holds and locating items, promoting library collections and programs, participating in outreach efforts, and assisting with library technology.
-Work independently and efficiently on projects as assigned.  Constantly on the lookout for opportunities and projects to make the library better. 
-Develop and run both adult and children's programming.  Creativity is greatly encouraged!
-Supervise staff as needed to maintain smooth operation of library.


-MLS degree required.  Willing to interview current MLS students who have completed more than half of their degree requirements.
-Must be open to working in either of our two branches
-Preferred bilingual Spanish or Arabic
-35 hours per week; two nights per week; two Saturdays per month.
-Minimum starting salary is $51,000 for MLS graduates, and will scale, commensurate with experience. Full benefits include medical, dental, vision, and generous paid time-off package.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and two references to Sai Rao at  Preference given to applicants who apply before May 31st.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

P/T - Collections and Exhibit Coordinator, Whaling Museum (NY)

The Whaling Museum & Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY is seeking a Collections and Exhibit Coordinator.

The primary responsibility of the Coordinator is ensuring the overall safety, maintenance, and documentation of the Museum’s collection.

This part-time position is generally 20 hours a week.

This position begins in the summer of 2017.

Major duties include:

 Maintain the database of accurate and thorough collection records and digital image library
 Receive, prepare, and catalog new acquisitions
 Organize the movement of collections objects for both educational initiatives and exhibits
 Supervise and/or train volunteers and interns working on collections-based projects
 Oversee monitoring of environmental conditions
 Assist in preparing proposals and grant applications for collections-oriented projects
 Oversee logistics of loans and correspondence
 Monitor the condition and upkeep of museum exhibits
 Develop and produce content and interpretation for existing and new exhibits, including signage; recommend and oversee updates or upgrades
 Serve as staff liaison to outside institutions
 Support and supervise research on collection items, both for staff and outside researchers
 Assistance in daily running of museum, as needed
 Other duties requested by the Executive Director


 Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study; Master’s preferred
 Knowledge of best practices in collections policies and procedures, including conservation, object handling, and archival management
 Knowledge of innovative and education-centered museum exhibit development based on best current practices and methodologies
 Experience working with historic collections
 Knowledge of nomenclature and metadata standards for cataloguing
 Proficiency with PastPerfect and MS Office
 Knowledge of local maritime history
 Exceptional writing skills and careful proofreading
 Self-starter and self-driven; high ethical standards; positive, can-do approach
 Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects
 Ability to cheerfully communicate up-to-date museum standards with staff and other professionals
 Creative thinker with crafty, do-it-yourself ideas
 Familiarity with photography
 Ability to work independently or as part of group
 Valid driver’s license

Also required is occasional travel and the ability to lift 40 pounds. This at-will position reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.

TO APPLY: Please send coverletter detailing specific interest and resume to Work samples of projects and writing samples strongly encouraged. No phone calls, please. The Whaling Museum is an EOE Employer.


Electronic Resources Librarian, CCNY (NY)

The City College of New York
seeks an energetic, progressive Electronic Resources Librarian with experience in acquiring, licensing, accessing and assessing electronic resources. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian, the person will collaborate to support the City College (CCNY) curriculum through effective integration of e-resources into the library website and promote effective use of e-resources to all college users. Good technical as well as customer service skills are essential to this position.


• Provide reference services, as well as information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team.

• Acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and ongoing maintenance of the library electronic collections

• Coordinate licensed databases, eBook and electronic journal resources, facilitate web access, and maintain the Database A- Z List

• Manage internal software including EZProxy, PRIMO, SFX, Serials Solutions, and Libguides

• Coordinate with the cataloging librarians, and with EZ proxy, SFX, and PRIMO administrators, to arrange description and control of resources

• Troubleshoot and respond to patron inquiries in a timely manner

• Collect and analyze usage data and create reports to support purchase and renewal

• Establish and document processes, workflows, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition and management

• Monitor trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use

• Supervise staff and student workers



All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.  Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required. Significant scholarly publishing will be required for tenure at the Assistant Professor rank.


• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

• Experience and expertise working with vendors, publishers and electronic resources used by academic libraries

• Broad understanding of technical service operations and technologies in an academic library

• Sophisticated working knowledge of research databases, vendor relations, eBook platforms, electronic journal management systems, content management software, and integrated library systems

• Versed in emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to electronic resource management.

• This is a tenure-track faculty position with expectations of significant scholarly publishing


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.


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 May 15, 2017

Digital Services Librarian, NY Medical College (NY)

New York Medical College, in Valhalla, NY in Westchester is seeking a Digital Services Librarian.

New York Medical College - Health Sciences Library
Digital Services Librarian 
Reporting: Associate Director, User Support, Education, and Research (USER) Services.  
Purpose:  The Digital Services Librarian serves the educational, research and information needs of the University community via the creation and maintenance of web-based interactive content, tutorials, and reference services that extend library education and research assistance to all students, faculty, residents, fellows and employees of New York Medical College. This is a position that requires a technology-minded librarian who will stay abreast of technology trends and provide training, support, service development and implementation in the library relative to innovations.
·         Develops, maintains, and evaluates web-based content, tutorials, and online services;
·         Recommends and develops new library digital services including those for mobile devices;
·         Promotes the use of appropriate current and emerging technologies and media;
·         Serves as a member of the reference team;
·         Performs liaison responsibilities with NYMC clinical and non-clinical academic departments including developing and teaching instructional sessions, online searching, and marketing of library services;
·         Updates library web content;
·         Works closely with the library’s systems and network administrator on information delivery projects;
·         Provides innovative service development and participates in technology projects of the library;
·         Participates on various library committees as assigned;
·         Performs other duties as assigned.

·         Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school.

·         Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, internet resources, and other electronic products.

·         Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills.

·         Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

·         Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail.



  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Knowledgeable about sources of health sciences information, evidence based practice, and translational medicine;
  • Database design experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practices, standards in web design, and  knowledge of major  tools such as Adobe Creative Suite products and Content Management Services;
  • Ability to use web social media technologies in an educational setting; 
  • Ability to use major web programming languages and frameworks, such as HTML/CSS and learn new languages;
  • Ability to utilize software (such as Zoom and Captivate) to develop online instructional content;
  • Knowledge of  bibliographic management software, current information literacy standards and instructional best practices;
  • Knowledge of usability testing and web analytics;
  • Graphical skills;
  • Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Certification by the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).


To apply: Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at or HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews. New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. New York Medical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.