Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice – University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY

Job Description:

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice. This position supports several programs within the School of Criminal Justice and the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.


  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Strong subject background in Criminal Justice, Emergency Preparedness, Cybersecurity, or Homeland Security as demonstrated by a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a related field or combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of specialized information resources related to one or more of the assigned subject areas
  • Demonstrated ability to author and manage electronic research guides or other web content
  • Strong interest in digital research tools and techniques
  • Evidence of ability to interact collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection development experience in an academic library setting
  • Experience and/or coursework that demonstrates knowledge of scholarly communication issues such as open access, fair use, institutional repositories, copyright, and authors’ rights
  • Experience and/or coursework in government information resources
  • Experience providing reference services in person or virtually

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications

Special Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University’s current campus security policies. The University at Albany’s Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter addressing all the minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Names of three professional references with contact information (include street address, telephone number, e-mail address)

Special Note: Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and to present on a specific topic to all library personnel.

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Closing date for receipt of applications: November 25, 2018