Resource Sharing/Instruction Librarian — Purchase College Library-SUNY — Purchase, NY

Job Title: Resource Sharing/Instruction Librarian
Application Deadline: 6.30.17
Department: Library
Full-time or Part-time: Full-time
Salary: $58,000
Date to be Filled: 8.1.17

Description: Purchase College, State University of New York seeks an innovative and customer service-oriented librarian for the full-time (12 month) tenure track faculty position of Resource Sharing/Instruction Librarian. The position oversees an active interlibrary loan program, teaches undergraduate information literacy classes and is part of the reference services team. The position has subject liaison responsibilities commensurate with educational background including facilitating the adoption of open educational resources.


Manages daily interlibrary loan operations including setting policies and procedures.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates Interlibrary Loan staff and student assistants.
Ensures ILL copyright compliance.
Communicates with faculty and students about resource sharing initiatives and needs.
Represents the college in state, regional, and national resource sharing organizations including IDS, a New York state cooperative.
Teaches information literacy sessions and utilizes learning management system to effectively support courses.
Provides reference service (some weekends and evenings may be required).
Serves as liaison to academic departments commensurate with subject background. Includes developing and maintaining subject guides and participating in collection development.
Collaborates with academic departments on the identification and adoption of open educational resources (OERs).



Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
Strong customer service ethic
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated organizational and problem solving ability
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial setting
Ability to manage a diverse workload
Willingness to undertake library and college committee responsibilities, professional development, and scholarship


Relevant library experience
Supervisory experience
Teaching experience
Knowledge of interlibrary loan practices.

Candidates are required to complete an on-line application via the College’s job vacancy website and attach:
1) a resume specifying work experience and education,
2) a cover letter (maximum one-page) expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications, and
3) the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of THREE (3) references, who can speak to your experience related to this position (attach as “Other Document 1”).

Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

Special Note:

Nondiscrimination Policy – Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the Purchase community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To view the entire policy, please visit the following website:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. Purchase College’s Annual Security Report is available at

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

About John Pell

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

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