Reference and Instruction Librarian, Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

The Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Librarian position.
Working within the Research and Education Team of librarians, the candidate will provide reference and instruction services to students and faculty at SUNY New Paltz. These services include, but arena��t limited to: Provision of information literacy instruction to classes and groupsI? provision of general public reference assistance at the Information Desk, virtual reference service, and during individual research consultationsI? creation of instructional materials utilizing current technologiesI? participation in collection
development and faculty liaison/student mentoring services. Candidate will serve on departmental and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and pursue ongoing professional growth. Occasional weekend reference shifts and one weekly evening reference shift are required as assigned. Assists with special projects as needed.


a�? An ALA accredited mastera��s degree in library/information science required
a�? The successful candidate will have demonstrable reference experience; library instruction and/or teaching experience
a�? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong service orientation
a�? Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team based, user centered environment is critically important.
a�? Academic experience is highly desirable.
a�? We value the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff and are especially interested in considering applicants with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.

Contact Information: Electronic submission required. To apply, please visit
Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references. Please include your salary requirements in your letter of application. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process
should call (845) 257-3675.


Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 10/7/16.

Other important information about this vacancy:

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (a�?Clery Reporta�?) at:

About John Pell

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

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