[mla-nynj] Job Posting: Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University

Michael Huang michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu
Tue Aug 9 14:00:31 UTC 2016


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[image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 1]*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 Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New
York, the Mellon Award winning 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
nationally 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, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital
assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
*Descriptive Title:* Head of Health Sciences Library *REF#:* F-9586-16-08-F
*Budget Title:* Associate/Full Librarian *Faculty Position*
*Department:* University Libraries *Campus:* 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. Strong record of professional achievement and
knowledge, as well as understanding of the changing roles and technologies
of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing
evolution. Experience including 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 clinical community.

*Preferred Qualifications:* Demonstrated service to the profession.
Advanced 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 communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a
digital age. The successful incumbent will be responsible for collaborating
with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library's
resources, programs and services; advancing new and innovating 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. The selected candidate
will be responsible for daily operations of faculty librarians, as well as
provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person,
by telephone or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library
resources. The selected candidate will provide reference and instruction in
evidence based practice to make optimal use of library resources. 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 08/22/2016. Stony
Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy
and learn more at *stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree*
<http://www.stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree>.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

*Application Procedure:* Those interested in this position should
submit a State
employment application
<https://www.asa.stonybrook.edu/asa/ASAForms/Department/HRS/Document/HRSF0113>,
cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel Office
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116

[image: Apply Online] *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
*08/22/2016*, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes
Section.


STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND
MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY
HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF
OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350.
IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT
http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

*Job Category:* A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.
*Posting Date:* 08/08/2016
*Additional Categories:*


Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MSAc, LAc
Coordinator, Office of Global Library Initiatives
<http://library.stonybrook.edu/about-us/global-library-initiatives/>
Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Tower, Level 3, Room 136
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034
Tel.: 631.444.3794 Mobile: 631.786.7023 Fax: 631.444.6649

CALA Representative to the Library Society of China (2016-2018)
IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section Standing Committee Member (
2015-2019) <http://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/28>
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