Ship’s Librarian – SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY

The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College announces the position of Ship’s Librarian aboard the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI during the 2020 Summer Sea Term. The Ship’s Librarian serves as the sole information professional and head of the library aboard the ship. The ship’s library serves as the repository of information aboard the ship. It contains a collection over 3,000 titles and computer terminals with access to academic electronic resources.

The ship’s librarian is expected to:

Provide reference service including reader’s advisory and other information queries from cadets, crew, and officers
Manage the library collection including circulation and cataloging
Remain in constant communication with the library ashore
Maintain and report daily statistics to the library ashore
Provide regular communication and blog updates to be disseminated to the college community
Create port guides to be disseminated to crew and students
Supervise cadet library assistants
Manage the showing of nightly films to the ship community

The librarian works on a full-time basis as the solo librarian aboard the EMPIRE STATE Training Ship. The FULL Cruise appointment will tentatively begin April 28, 2020 and end August 3, 2020. However, you may apply and be considered for the following:

Cruise A (anticipated April 28, 2020 – June 18, 2020)
Cruise B (anticipated June 18, 2020 – August 3, 2020
Full cruise (anticipated April 28, 2020 – August 3, 2020)


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