Head of the Science and Engineering Library — Stony Brook University — Stony Brook, N.Y.

The Stony Brook University Libraries seek a user-oriented and innovative librarian to join the staff of its Science and Engineering Library. Reporting to the Associate Director of Branch Libraries, the Head of the Sciences and Engineering Library will coordinate a full range of multi-disciplinary reference, research and consultative services for students and faculty in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, and computer sciences. Responsibilities include:

Manages the Science and Engineering Library.
Evaluates, selects, and reviews materials and information resources for inclusion in the collection, and manages the collection budget in assigned areas.
Sets policies, in consultation with other units and the Associate Director of Branch Libraries.
Oversees all public services including reference, circulation, and reserve.
Ensures collections, facilities, and technology are maintained to enhance access and appearance.
Supervises staff supporting these responsibilities.
Develops strong liaison relationships with faculty and students in units of Science and Engineering and other assigned areas.
Provides support for e-science initiatives, including data management plans.
Provides reference and instructional services in-person and via electronic means, including general reference desk service in the Melville Library’s Central Reading Room and research assistance as needed and by appointment.
Participates in departmental, library-wide, and university faculty committees.
Actively engages in research, scholarly publications, and service to the profession to meet the standards for promotion and tenure.
Serves as a subject specialist and library liaison for various science departments such as engineering, biology, geoscience.

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.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application [http://tinyurl.com/96xtfvr], cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
Senior Staff Assistant
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax# 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/30/2013. Salary commensurate with experience.

About John Pell

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

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