Lead Librarian, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library — Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is seeking a Lead Librarian for the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library. We are looking for someone who is excited about collaboration, coordination and communication to join our team! The Lead Librarian will provide leadership for coordinating services at the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, collaborate with staff at the Vet Library and across the Cornell University Library (CUL) system to ensure that service and program needs are met, and effectively communicate with colleagues at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to stay abreast of new directions. Working with and supervising the Vet Library team, the Lead Librarian will help connect the work of the library with CVM priorities, while collectively developing innovative approaches to support priority areas. As part of Cornell University Library’s cutting-edge Evidence Synthesis Service, the Lead Librarian will support interdisciplinary communities on systematic reviews and related evidence synthesis methodologies, including instruction, resource and guideline development, consultations, and co-authorship. This position allows for many growth opportunities related to evidence synthesis and supports academic interests that advance this burgeoning field of librarianship, including formalizing a mentorship program for professionals involved in Evidence Synthesis, participating in capacity building and training, and exploring open science applications.

The Lead Librarian also delivers public services to the Cornell and New York State community, including reference, research consultations, and workshops/instruction appropriate to the research needs of the College of Veterinary Medicine students and faculty. If you enjoy building relationships, connecting expertise with research needs, learning new things, mentoring staff and guiding their professional development…this may be the perfect job for you! Most importantly, we want you to bring a dedication to be open-minded and collaborative, a passion and commitment to responsive service development, and an interest in providing and improving scientific research and scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline
• Three to five years of experience supporting science-related disciplines in a research or similar capacity
• Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and project management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively, and build strong relationships across and beyond organizational boundaries
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging
This position is located in Ithaca, NY.

Relocation assistance is available.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Background: One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of approximately $65 million and a staff of more than 350 FTE, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning. Cornell University Press, the first University Press in the US, has a staff of approximately 40 FTE, reports directly to the University Librarian.

How to Apply: Candidates should apply online via the Cornell Careers site (SEE: WDR-00037328). Please submit one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references (pdf preferred). We will inform you if we plan to contact your references. We will begin reviewing applications by June 8, 2023; early submission is strongly encouraged. Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified.

Benefits: Our comprehensive Contract College benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available. More information regarding Cornell’s generous benefits can be found at this link. Appointment rank and salary range: The academic rank for this position is Senior Assistant Librarian, with an anticipated salary range of $67,000-73,000.


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