Science Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Descriptive Title:Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian REF#:F-7798-13-02
Budget Title:Science Librarian Faculty Position
Department:Library Campus:Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary:Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications:MLS. College level Science courses.

Preferred Qualifications:Academic degree in a Science discipline. Experience in an Academic Library setting. Experience with bibliographic instruction/Science specific bibliographic instruction, Collection Development, and Science Reference Service. Supervisory experience in a library. Knowledge of Science information databases (e.g. Web of Science, PubMed, Biological Abstracts, Engineering Village, or ArXiv). Experience as a library subject specialist. Teaching experience in an academic environment. Demonstrated record of participation in professional organizations.

Responsibilities & Requirements:The Librarian will be responsible for providing instruction and research services to students and staff in Science and Engineering disciplines. Reference service will include regular reference hours at the Main reference desk, chat coverage, and research consultations. The Science Librarian will provide instruction on how to use both print and electronic science information researches. The incumbent will also participate in the University Libraries’ robust instruction program which includes Science Information classes and workshops as well as general bibliographic instruction sessions to support the libraries’ undergraduate information literacy program.

The successful candidate will serve as the liaison with several Science Departments to help coordinate collection development for the subject area as well as serve as a subject specialist for the Academic Department.

The Science Librarian will report to the Associate Director for Library Branches and Facilities. In addition, the Science Librarian will assist with the supervision and management of the Sciences branches (i.e. Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy, Chemistry, Science and Engineering, and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) when necessary.

The incumbent will be expected to participate in professional associations to stay current on trends in Science Librarianship.

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.Some nights and weekends may be required. Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2013. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 Di Pasquale
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1502
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

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