Scholarly Communication Librarian — Farmingdale State College — Farmingdale, NY

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 9,500 students. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale equips students with the resources and critical thinking skills sought by today’s emerging industries through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Farmingdale offers 37 undergraduate degrees and is offering its first Master’s in Technology Management in Fall 2017. The college is a pioneer in environmental sustainability and alternative energy, and boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program.

According to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report, Farmingdale State College is ranked #9 among public colleges in the north. The New York Times ranks FSC in the top 35% in the nation of America’s Great Working Class Colleges. FSC has been ranked as one of the top colleges in return on investment and as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.
Greenley Library is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Librarian with a commitment to public service to join us in the role of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This new position is for a 12 month, full time, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Library Director.

Responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Librarian
a�? Support faculty in their adoption and creation of OERs, working in collaboration with SUNY OER services.
a�? Educate campus community about open access publishing and other modes of scholarly communication.
a�? Assist campus community in the creation of conference posters and other forms of research dissemination.
a�? Manage and promote use of open access institutional repositories by the entire campus community.
a�? Develop guidelines, policies, and best practices for Farmingdale’s institutional repository and open access initiatives, and advocate for deposit of scholarly content in the repository
Reference and Instruction
a�? Serve as the primary library liaison for students in our new graduate program, offering in-class and online information literacy sessions and individual research assistance. Serve as primary liaison for collection development to support graduate programs
a�? Participate in creation of video information literacy modules and other electronic resources to be used by students enrolled in graduate and/or online degree programs
a�? Participate in the regular rotation of reference desk service and undergraduate information literacy instruction.
The successful candidate will:
a�? Be knowledgeable about scholarly publishing, open access, OERs, copyright, and fair use.
a�? Embrace a culture of assessment and participate in both information literacy assessment and assessment of library goals as a functional unit of the college
a�? Maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service, including participation in campus programs and on college-wide committees and local, state-wide, and national professional associations.
a�? Participate in other Library and College activities that may arise.
a�? Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; be available to work 1 weeknight per week. Rotate Sunday coverage, approximately 3 Sundays per semester.
a�? MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
a�? Experience working in an academic or research library.
a�? Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, researchers, students and librarians.
a�? Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
a�? Strong understanding of scholarly communication trends in an academic context.
a�? Ability to support OER creation, adoption and use.
a�? Experience teaching information literacy, especially in an academic library setting
a�? Knowledge of intellectual property and related issues, open access, institutional repositories, and best practices in digital library technologies.
Additional Information:
This is a full-time position.
a�? For the first 10 working days, beginning Thursday, August 31, 2017 and ending Thursday, September 14, 2017, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
a�? Salary minimum $56,000/year, may commensurate with experience
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans


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