Assistant or Associate Professor – Collection Management Librarian in
Brooklyn, New York
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Associate Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting date of July 1, 2018.
The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role, serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the mission of the library and the institution. Librarians at CUNY have faculty rank and status and must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion including librarianship, research and publication. Mentoring and support for scholarship is available to all Library faculty.
Responsibilities include but are limited to:
– Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties include subject-specific instruction, subject guides, and collection development for those disciplines
– As the Chair of the Library Collection Management Committee, work with the
library faculty to formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection
development policies and liaison activities. Function as the main contact for
– Analyze, budget, plan, assess, and evaluate library collections
– Collect statistics for CUNY, ACRL, IPEDS among others
– Serve on the Library Management Team. Work closely with the Chief Librarian, the heads of Acquisitions and Serials, the Electronic Services Librarian and related support staff
– Represent Brooklyn College on the CUNY Office of Library Services committees
– Adhere to Brooklyn College and CUNY procurement policies, and liaise effectively with these offices
– Participate in regularly scheduled subject-specific, general, and virtual reference service, including evening and weekend work as needed
Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through
their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.
The Brooklyn College Library has excellent collections, supporting undergraduate and master’s level study in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The collections total nearly 1.5 million volumes, as well as significant audiovisual and microform holdings. Periodical resources include approximately 3,500 print titles and over 100,000 electronic journals which are accessible 24/7. Brooklyn College Library serves a diverse population of over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Brooklyn College, as well as Brooklyn College faculty and staff and various other members of the community. We also collaborate closely with all other CUNY libraries: together, we support over 550,000 CUNY students, in the nation’s largest urban public university.
Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. We are an urban, public institution, proudly situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse communities in the country. We are committed to student success and to our historic mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students of all backgrounds. We seek to develop knowledgeable students who are engaged in the life of the college and our community, and are prepared to think critically, lead responsibly, act ethically, and contribute globally.
– Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited
school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
– Second Master’s degree
– Minimum 5 years of professional library experience
– Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues in an academic
or research library including emerging practices, standards, and trends
– Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections
– Experience managing a library collections budget
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– 3 years of experience supervising library staff
– Demonstrated project management skills
– Experience with STEM materials management
– Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an
– Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues in open access
and scholarly communication
Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE – Apply Online in CUNYfirst
Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:
– An application letter indicating their experience and qualifications for the position, that also details how their librarianship, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students. In addition, the cover letter should also include a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (i.e., a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service).
– Current curriculum vitae
– A recent scholarly/professional writing sample
STEP TWO – Go to http://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.
The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE February 3, 2018
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor – Collection Management Librarian
Job ID: 17878
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time