Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, Stony Brook University
Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management
Budget Title:Associate Librarian/Full Librarian
Campus:Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary:Commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications:Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Minimum five years of successful management experience in increasingly responsible positions, with at least three years in collection development, assessment, and collection management in an academic or research library. Demonstrated knowledge of working with publishers, library vendors and consortia, best practices and current trends in both digital and physical resource management operations. Demonstrated knowledge of license agreements, copyright and intellectual property issues, information management tools, collection assessment tools and technologies. Significant experience in managing and monitoring diverse funding and budget accounts. Experience supervising/managing employees, demonstrated ability to support, mentor and develop staff/faculty, as well as work with diverse groups within the Libraries and across campus. Demonstrated ability in strategic planning and managing change. Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills. Thorough understanding of issues facing research libraries, including the changing landscape of scholarly communication. Exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex work environment. Active scholarship and professional service sufficient for appointment at the faculty rank of Associate or Full Librarian.
Preferred Qualifications:Additional advanced degree. Grant-writing, fundraising and donor relations experience. Knowledge of digital asset management theory and practice, including institutional repository management.
Responsibilities & Requirements:The Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management reports to the Library Dean to develop and implement a vision for the range of activities associated with discovery and delivery of information resources, including the selection, acquisition, description, access and preservation of research library collections. The Associate Dean oversees three departments totaling nearly 30 staff: Collections Strategy and Management, Curation and Preservation Services, Special Collections and University Archives. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Serves as a member of the library’s senior leadership team to develop the vision of a research library collection; set policies that are reflective of University goals, and coordinate initiatives for promoting the University Libraries.
- Works with library staff, the Stony Brook University Library leadership, the University community, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for developing a rich array of resources and enhancing access to all library collections.
- Manages Library Collections, Acquisitions, Cataloguing & Metadata, Serials Management Print/Electronic, Preservation, Special Collections and University Archives operations in support of priorities established by senior library leadership.
- Provides leadership in building a culture of innovation, collaboration, communication, engagement and accountability to develop, promote and implement University Libraries priorities and to provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 09/24/2015.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure:Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
University Libraries Personnel Office
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3300
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/23/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police