Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Campus Description: Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Librarian (REF#: F-9121-14-08)
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian–Faculty Position
Department: Health Sciences Library
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Ability to do research, publication and service consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. 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. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Reporting to the Head of the Health Sciences Library, the Health Sciences 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 incumbent works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools. 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 networking.
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 evidence-based practice.
Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical and instruction services.
Contribute to library-wide information, instruction and 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, as well as participate in library and university service, in fulfillment of scholarly and service responsibilities.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Faculty rank and salary will be based upon applicant’s qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible.

**Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 09/09/2014.

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:

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

About John Pell

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

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