Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian, Assistant Professor — NYC College of Technology, CUNY — Brooklyn, NY

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the assistant professor level to serve as Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership of the library’s cataloging, serials, and electronic resources operations. The Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

The Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian will:

– Provide leadership in the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources including ejournal holdings, ebook cataloging, database trials and subscription set up as well as outreach and publicity for new resources.
– Negotiate and monitor subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals.
– Manage vendor-ready cataloging for print books and serials as well as editing and maintenance of vendor records for ebooks for batch or local upload, plus occasional original cataloging.
– Manage print journals and continuations including claiming and other typical print serials functions.
– Supervise two full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.
– Work as subject specialist in assigned areas, evaluate, select, and deselect library materials.
– Be responsible for original cataloging, routine oversight of vendor-ready cataloging for print books and serials as well as editing and maintenance of vendor records for ebooks for batch or local upload.
– Manage print journals and continuations including claiming and other typical print serials functions.
– Coordinate and/or perform functions related to electronic resources workflow including ejournal holdings, ebook cataloging, database trials and subscription set up as well as outreach and publicity for new resources.
– Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures under assigned budgets, website content creation and updates in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
– Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution; a second master’s degree OR doctorate is also required
– Two years of acquisitions, serials, or electronic resources experience, preferably in an academic or research library
– Knowledge of best practices in electronic resource management
– Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities in a time-sensitive environment
– Strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
– An interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement
– Excellent leadership qualities and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and department and college committees
– Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills, and strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
– Knowledge of cataloging best practices; familiarity with RDA
– Experience with SFX or other link resolver, Aleph 500 or other integrated library system, MarcEdit, and Serials Solutions
– Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
– Proficiency with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel
– Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially natural sciences or health sciences
– Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
– Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, and statement of scholarly interests.

You can view and apply for this job at:

https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=12995&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes may begin 6/23/15.

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