[mla-nynj] Job Posting: Head of Sciences Library, Stony Brook University
michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu
Mon Jan 27 14:38:31 UTC 2014
Campus Description: Stony Brook University has established itself as one of
America's most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence
and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among
the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher
Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than
24,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500
faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long
Island's premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603
beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region's only tertiary care center and
Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious
Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven
Descriptive Title: Head of Health Sciences Library
Budget Title: Associate Librarian/Full Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Health Sciences LibraryCampus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an
accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time
experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an
academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of
library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff
development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and
verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision
making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong
record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the
changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to
guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated
policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to
evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics
as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation.
Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and
utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to
promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively
collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advance
degree in related discipline.
Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library
reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible
for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences
Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in
formulating policies for the library's resources, programs, and services;
advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information
in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health
sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for
the library. Responsible for daily operations.
The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and
consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all
users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and
instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library
The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on
and off campus constituencies. The Health Sciences Library serves the
academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and
Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in
Public Health, and the University Medical Center.
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.
Candidates for the Head of the Health Sciences Library should be prepared
to do a 20 - minute presentation
Title: The Changing Role of Health Science Libraries
Presentation Topic: "What is your vision for integrating collection
development, outreach, reference and instruction and data curation for the
Stony Brook University Health Science Library and the Stony Brook
University School of Medicine?"
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:
Library Director's Office
Melville Library, Room 1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Use the Resources box located at the bottom of this page.
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the
Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on
02/24/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY
HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
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Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.
Posting Date: 01/26/2014
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