Head of Science Library — Binghamton University, State University of New York — Binghamton, NY

Head of Science Library
Senior Assistant Librarian
Binghamton University Libraries, State University of New York

The Binghamton University Libraries is inviting forward-thinking, collaborative and service-oriented candidates to apply for the position of the Head of the Science Library. The incumbent is responsible for the design and implementation of radically innovative, user-centered services for faculty, students and staff in the sciences. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse learning and working environment and have a proven track record of dynamic leadership with evidence of autonomous and collaborative problem solving, creative library programming and an appetite for creative communication and knowledge management. S/he will play a critical role in building partnerships within the Libraries, with teaching faculty, and across campus in support of the teaching and research mission of the University. S/he is expected to be a primary advocate for staff and assist them in developing and assessing their own opportunities to design, coordinate and align services on an ongoing basis. Candidates should possess stellar people and project management skills, embrace change and recognize that we are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues. The candidate will serve as an academic liaison in one or more STEM-related disciplines, including active participation in information literacy, assessment, outreach initiatives, collection development and research services.

An ALA-accredited MLS degree and at least 3 years of managerial/supervisory experience in an academic library is required. This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF. The Libraries are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit at https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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