[mla-nynj] Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University
michael.b.huang at stonybrook.edu
Sun Aug 21 00:07:48 UTC 2016
Position: Health Sciences Librarian
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*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:* Health Sciences Librarian *REF#:* F-9682-16-08
*Budget Title:* Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian *Faculty Position*
*Department:* University Libraries *Campus:* Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
*Salary:* Commensurate with experience*Required Qualifications:* MLS or
equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do
research, publication and service consonant with University standards for
promotion and tenure. Minimum of one year full time relevant experience in
a library. Experience with online information resources and information
management tools for health and medicine.
*Preferred Qualifications:* Advanced degree in education, educational
technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and
sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the
Academy of Health Information Professionals. 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.
*Responsibilities & Requirements:* Reporting to the Head of the Health
Sciences Library, the Research and Instruction 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
- 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 evidenced-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.
- 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. 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>. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please
apply by 09/16/2016.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
*Application Procedure:* Those interested in this position should
submit a State
cover letter and resume/CV to:
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
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Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the
Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on
*02/14/2017*, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes
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HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
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*Job Category:* A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.
*Posting Date:* 08/17/2016
Michael Bailou Huang, MLS, MEd, MSAc, LAc
Coordinator, Office of 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 (
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