Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian – SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

The Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for managing all the library’s archival collection in both physical and digital formats. This includes acquisition, organization, basic preservation, and reference. The incumbent is also responsible for advising policies, processing, digitization, promotion, and outreach. The role of archivist is responsible for the long-term retention of historical records deposited within the archives. Additionally, Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian will develop, coordinate, and promote the growth of the library’s scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education, and scholarly publishing.


Identify, collect, arrange, and describe college records of enduring value in a variety of formats
Promote the use and understanding of the Archives to researchers, students, alumni, college personnel, and the public
Oversee and participate in digitization projects involving archival materials
Promote the history of the college through events, exhibits, presentations, and other outreach activities
Pursue grants related to the curation and digitization of the college’s Archives and Special Collections
Serve as a catalyst and facilitator for the library’s digital scholarship activities
Grow, develop and manage Maritime’s SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR)
Bring visibility on campus to current issues in scholarly communication including Open Access and Fair Use
Stimulate adoption of OER through outreach initiatives.
Maintain awareness of emerging digital scholarship trends, technologies, tools, methods, standards, and initiatives.
Provides general and specialized reference service in person and electronically
Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections
Teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions
Participates in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements
Serves on college and library committees, participates in local, regional, and national associations, and engages in scholarly activity required for promotion and tenure
Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent
Extensive coursework or training in archival management, theory, and best practices
Working knowledge of current archival and metadata standards such as DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs
Strong customer service ethics
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent
Experience in an academic or research library
Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
Experience working with large and small digital collections including creating metadata
Proven ability to provide digital preservation services for archival collections (with workflows that include regular refreshing, migration, and/or conversion along with verifying data authenticity)
Experience leading startup initiatives
Experience with grant writing and fulfilling grant reporting requirements.
Experience working with ArchivesSpace and CollectiveAccess

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,000 to $60,000, annually, with an outstanding benefits package. For additional information, please see The UUP Benefits Summary.

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Travel and interviews expenses will not be reimbursed.

Budget Title: Assistant Librarian
Local Title: Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian
Line #: 00506

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see this web-site.

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

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Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

Cover letter
Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime’s commitment to inclusive excellence
Names and contact information of three professional references
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