Descriptive Title: Head of Academic Engagement REF#: F-9638-16-05
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program. Minimum of three years of experience providing subject liaison or information literacy services in an academic or research library. Experience supervising librarians, or managing project teams, in an academic library. Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality and productivity, to encourage change and innovation, and to engage professionals in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services. Professional service, professional activity and contributions to scholarship sufficient for tenure-track faculty appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: Second advanced degree in relevant field. Ability to adapt design thinking principles into continually improving spaces, processes and services. Knowledge of best practices, issues and trends in teaching and learning in academic libraries, including trends in online learning and information tools and resources, and assessment of student learning. Knowledge of, or experience with, evolving models of scholarly communication, including open access and open educational resources. Knowledge of, or experience with, metrics, data curation, open data or data science. Experience in leading academic or research library outreach services and initiatives.
Responsibilities & Requirements: The SBU Libraries invites applications for an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the newly formed Academic Engagement Department. This librarian will have the opportunity to contribute to and redefine the future roles and responsibilities of the department. SBU Libraries consists of highly talented liaison librarians who collaborate on services, outreach programs, repository services, scholarship initiatives, and instruction in a model influenced by Ithaka S & R’s Leveraging the Liaison Model: From Defining 21st Century Research Libraries to Implementing 21st Century Research Universities(2014) and the ARL SPEC KIT 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons (2015).
The incumbent will work with the SBU librarians to execute the Library’s strategic vision. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and User Engagement and manages a team of expert librarians. The position will guide the development and implementation of services and initiatives that respond to the needs of students, researchers and scholars. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. Applicants should also be committed to the University Libraries’ strategic vision. http://library.stonybrook.edu/2015/06/23/strategic-design-process-june-2015/ The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
•Lead the academic engagement-centered liaisons who focus on scholarship and relationship building between the Library and the Stony Brook University academic, research and teaching communities.
•Develop and execute a shared vision and service model with SBU librarians, which involves actively engaging faculty and students through direct outreach, curriculum integration and collection development.
•Advocate for the Department, mentor and coach department librarians on faculty progress toward tenure and promotion; assess diverse librarian skill sets, recognize talent, and anticipate and orchestrate synergistic collaborations within SBU and with internal and external stakeholders.
•Set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services for optimal use of information resources.
•Access impact of SBU liaison activities on faculty research productivity and student learning outcomes.
•Cultivate new models of engagement by partnering with faculty, staff, and students.
•Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.
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. Occasional night and weekend work is required. 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2016.
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:
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
To 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 06/16/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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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 Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampto n, 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 University 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 Partner ship, 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. The University Libraries is undergoing a major renovation project for creating dynamic spaces for academic commons and engagement areas http://library.stonybrook.edu/about-us/library-renovation.