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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

P/T - Temp Asst Archivist, Whitney (NY)

Temporary Assistant Archivist, Part-Time

  • New York, NY
  • Temporary
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Entry Level
Reporting to the Managing Archivist, this Temporary Assistant Archivist will arrange, describe, and re-house of a unique collection of artists’ material that includes artist publications, press clippings, ephemera, correspondence, artifacts and realia. The position will also involve periodic discussions with the donor of the collection. This is a part-time, 2-days-a-week, temporary (4 month) position for a temporary assistant archivist, available to begin in February 2020. The goal of the project is to make the collection accessible and available for researchers.

  • Arrange and rehouse the collection, following archival best practices in consultation with archivists and conservators
  • Implement preservation strategies for the handling and storage of fragile materials, identifying items within the collection that may require additional attention.
  • Catalog and describe the collection, using Microsoft Excel and ArchivesSpace
  • Monitor the Library reading room and assist with archival appointments

  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in an archival setting preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices and standards, such as DACS
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, and/or Archivist’s Toolkit
  • Familiarity with archival housing and preservation
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in 20th century art

About the Whitney
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.   

To Apply:

Monday, October 28, 2019

Head of Electronic & Access Svcs, Molloy Coll (NY)

Associate Librarian: Head of Electronic & Access Services at Molloy College

The James E. Tobin Library at Molloy College is seeking an energetic, service-oriented and collaborative professional to be the technical lead for its electronic/digital resource initiatives and access services teams. The ideal candidate will also have experience in web/UX design as well as knowledge regarding current accessibility standards. The position entails oversight of electronic resource and access services staff and their related tools and technologies, including webmaster responsibilities over the library’s website. As a member of the library’s full-time professional staff, reference, instruction and collection development/liaison duties are also an expectation of the job. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Oversight of electronic resources and access services areas
·         Acts in the capacity of the library’s technology lead
·         Experience with web design and development using HTML, CSS and scripting languages in order to maintain the library website and its associated interfaces
·         Adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces
·         Lead and/or participate in processes for usability testing, analytics analysis and assessments of the library’s virtual space
·         Oversee the implementation of consistent web accessibility/ADA standards
·         Serve as primary point of contact for investigating and resolving web-based problems
·         Manage interface customizations and the integration of commercial e.g., Ex Libris, Springhare and open source library applications e.g., VuFind, CORAL
·         Continuously monitor and improve the library website’s architecture and integration of web-based services into institutional systems
  • Perform reference shifts as scheduled
  • Provide Information Literacy instruction (either classroom or one-on-one) as assigned
  • Other library-related duties as assigned e.g., liaison duties and committee work
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school required as well as a second Masters
  • A minimum of five years of experience within an academic library setting
  • Demonstrated supervisory and training experience
  • Experience with HTML and CSS, with working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as JavaScript and PHP.
·         Understanding of library services and technologies, as well as information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
·         UX experience with measuring and monitoring how users respond to libraries' digital services and physical spaces, ensuring a commitment to user-centered library services
·         Demonstrated experience using google analytics and other metrics tool in order to assess and improve patron experience via analytics and usability testing
  • Strong proficiency and trouble-shooting capabilities with web technologies
·         Strong commitment to the user’s physical and online experience; ability to work with a diverse patron population
  • Strong project management skills
  • Advanced bibliographic searching skills, including extensive knowledge of academic databases, ejournal and ebook platforms
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a rapidly changing library and college environment
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with API’s and how they integrate into various library products e.g., libapps, LMS, digital repositories, discovery systems etc.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), as well version control tools such as GIT
  • Experience with Voyager ILS, Summon, SerialsSolutions, ILLiad, ARES, Springshare products (e.g., LibGuides, LibCal) and Canvas
  • Experience in AngularJS, Bootstrap and responsive web design
To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to or mail to:
Office of Human Resources, Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Electronic Rscs/Serials Mgt Lib, Caldwell U (NY)

Electronic Resources/Serials Management Librarian- Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University invites applications for a full-time Electronic Resources/Serials Management Librarian. The Librarian will be responsible for serial and electronic resources and collections, participating in reference and instructional services, and functioning as the departmental liaison to faculty and students including but not limited to Business, Science, Math and Communication. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Being responsible for serials, standing orders, and electronic resources management.
  • Providing technical support and troubleshooting for acquisitions, managing and delivering of e-resources; integrating with library discovery systems; collaborating with campus network and website personnel; and managing vendor relations.
  • Managing serial & standing order information resources in all formats, including selection, collection development, and processing.
  • Supervising student workers assigned to material management.
  • Helping shape policy, goals and procedures for serials and electronic resources.
  • Developing assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment based on usage, usability, overlap and value to inform management decisions and improve library services.
  • Developing and collaborating on electronic resource access and integrating projects with consortium and campus technical colleagues.
  • Providing reference and instruction and serving as liaison to academic departments as assigned.
  • Managing social media accounts for the library.
  • Covering one evening shift per week and Saturday on weekend staff rotation.
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required. Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems, Learning Management Systems, Content Management Systems, FTP, HTML, and electronic resource platforms plus high-level skills using Microsoft Excel, Access or other database management software is also required. Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical support related tasks is also required. Must have ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. One to three years of academic library experience with knowledge of a variety of existing and emerging electronic resources is strongly preferred. Experience providing instruction and reference assistance in an academic library is also preferred. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, forward-thinking professional dedicated to proactive, user-centered service with the ability to innovate and thrive amidst rapid organizational and technological change. This person will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal direction both independently and on teams. Candidates must be willing to support the Dominican Catholic, liberal arts mission of the University

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Caldwell University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.


F/T - Librarian, Yale Club of NYC (NY)

Private Club in New York City has an opening for a full time librarian 

The club holds nearly 40,000 print volumes and maintains a collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and digital magazines. The Librarian is responsible for directing its further development and for serving Club members. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to engage with Club members and governance.
  • Job Duties: 
    • Staff liaison to Library Committee and Art Sub-committee
    • Ongoing development of library policies and procedures.
    • Manages library budget; responsible for all collection development, in collaboration with committee
    • Interfaces with departments across the club to assure smooth operations.
    • Responsible for in/out processing, storage, repair, and maintenance of books and library equipment 
    • Evaluates material requests
    • Evaluates donation offers
    • Assists library patrons in locating materials 
    • Provides research assistance remotely and in person
    • Select, order, catalog and manage all collections and resources  
    • Provides computer and printing troubleshooting for members
    • Maintains statistics of staff activities
    • Managers one paraprofessional and volunteers in shelving and inventory of library materials
    • Enforces Club rules and regulations
    • Conceives and manages library programming, in collaboration with committee
    • Conceives and executes two exhibitions per year.
    • Market Library services to members, in collaboration with Marketing department
  • Required Job Skills: 
    • Must be equally skilled at administration, technical services and patron services.
    • Discreet, diplomatic and professional attitude.
    • Knowledge of standard library policies and procedures, cataloging rules, regulations and resources  
    • Project management
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills  
    • Superior organizational skills
  • Preferred Skills and knowledge:
    • Knowledge of archival theory and practice
    • Experience working with union staff
    • Public speaking or hospitality experience
  • Job Requirements:  
  • 1-3 years library experience. 
  • Education: Degree in Library or Information Science (Master's/MLS) or equivalent

Salary commensurate with experience, please list your salary requirement with your resume and cover letter submission. 

Send resumes to Please do not call the club. Candidates of interest will be called.

Assessment Librarian, Stonybrook U (NY)

For complete posting:

Assessment Librarian

Required Qualifications

The University Libraries recognizes the need to connect library value to University goals and mission through key higher education indicators (learning analytics, library's role in research activity, quality and visibility). The incumbent will lead the library assessment program, participating in activities that measure and communicate the University Libraries' effectiveness and value in meeting library and institutional goals for student success and faculty productivity. The incumbent will work within the Libraries to help departments assess and report on their activities and make continuous improvements. The incumbent will also partner with other units, such as the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, and the Office of Academic Assessment to develop, coordinate, and assess library effectiveness on Stony Brook Curriculum learning outcomes and faculty productivity and contribute to current national initiatives.

As a tenure-track faculty librarian, the incumbent will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, participate in University and professional service, and pursue professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. The incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference, instruction and collection development duties.

  *    ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
  *  Proficiency with Statistics, quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies and tools: SPSS, SAS, Excel, Tableau or similar analytical and visualization software
  *  Familiarity with current national initiatives, methods, and standards (ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries, IPEDS, SAILS, ACRL Standards for Librarians in Higher Education, etc.)
  *  Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills (to be assessed at interview)

Preferred Qualifications

  *  Two or more years of directly related, full-time experience, including experience in higher education, teaching or assessment experience
  *  Relevant undergraduate or graduate work/degree
  *  Grant-writing experience

Responsibilities & Requirements

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Research & User Engagement, the incumbent will lead the development of the Library assessment program, participating in activities that measure and communicate the University Libraries' effectiveness and value, meeting library and institutional goals for student success and faculty productivity. This position requires strong leadership and analytical skills in order to assess, promote, and improve the visibility of SBU Libraries value within academic departments, student learning outcomes, and other strategic goals of the University. The successful candidate will:

  *  Possess a keen awareness of current trends and developments in assessment in both academic libraries and higher education
  *  Have the ability to design, conduct and analyze assessment projects to improve services, operations and programs
  *  Apply quantitative and qualitative assessment methods and tools
  *  Possess knowledge of best practices for efficient and sustainable data collection, data management, and data storage
  *  Partner with library departments to create robust and sustainable assessment plans
  *  Communicate findings and recommendations via compelling written, oral and formal communication and presentations for decision making processes by both internal and external stakeholders
  *  Integrate library assessment and data gathering with institutional and national initiatives related to research and learning in higher education
  *  Coordinate and manage projects effectively
  *  Demonstrate ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously;
  *  Ability to work independently and as a team to assess and set priorities and adapt to a demanding and changing environment
  *  Prepare and deliver internal training and documentation on statistical tools, statistical analysis, and assessment methodologies

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.  **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by  November 25, 2019.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible.  Occasional night and weekend work is required.

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:

  1.  Complete the online Applicant Information Survey <> .  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email
> .

  2.  Submit a  State Employment Application <> , cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.

Pamela Di Pasquale
University Libraries Personnel
University Libraries
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

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 University Libraries

Stony Brook University Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook University Libraries belong to the Association for Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries engage in an ambitious dynamic strategic plan. The Collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microfilms, 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 nationally and internationally.  The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCIB through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize EX Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and use EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Official Job Title:    Senior Assistant Librarian
REF#:  F-10087-19-09
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department:    University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date:    09/26/2019
Posting End Date:      11/25/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 11/25/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


Job Category:  Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:  09/26/2019

P/T - Librarian, Oceanside Lib (NY)

Part-Time Librarian Position Available

Oceanside Library is seeking a high-performing, enthusiastic, friendly and creative Librarian to join our team and work in our Adult Information/Reference Department.  

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide assistance to patrons with technology devices: public computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, eReaders: Kindles, tablets, etc.
  • Provide general public desk duties, reader’s advisory, collection development and provide assistance with databases, eBooks and Audiobooks.
  • Assist patrons with registering for programs and reserving museum passes.
  • Assist with programs on and offsite.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         MLS degree from an ALA accredited college or university.
·         NYS Librarians Certificate.
·         MUST be able to work a flexible schedule – daytime, evening and weekend shifts.
·         Ability and willingness to provide excellent customer service and hospitality, and work with patrons of all ages.
·         Knowledge of SIERRA, Encore, EventKeeper, Apps and Social Media is a plus.
·         Effective collaboration skills and the ability to function individually and in a team environment.

Oceanside Library is an Association Library and is not subject to Civil Service requirements. 

Oceanside Library is a member of the New York State Retirement. EOE.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to