Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian, Stony Brook University

Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian

Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian

Department: Library

REF#: F-9478-15-02

Faculty Position

Campus Description

Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than 24,600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Required Qualifications

MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program. Ability to do research, publication and service consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least two years full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with electronic resource management and vendor relations. Experience in an academic health sciences library setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in another related discipline. Experience providing information, reference and instructional services in an academic, medical or special library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.  Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills.  Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Experience working with academic faculty and/or clinical faculty. Outreach experience working with the greater library community. Experience teaching within the academic curriculum and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice methods.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Reporting to the Head of the Health Sciences Library, the Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication, research support services, collection development, vendor relations, liaison, and outreach services. The incumbent works directly with the five Health Sciences schools. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services and activities that meet instructional, research and clinical needs.
  • Work with Electronic Resources Management team to select and maintain an excellent collection for all five Health Sciences schools, within budgetary limitations.
  • Coordinate relationships with Health Sciences resources vendors.
  • Work in a team environment of selectors, coordinate with other subject specialist on collection development/management and act as liaison to assigned departments.
  • Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility. Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials and social networking.
  • Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections.
  • Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice.
  • Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical and instructional services.
  • Contribute to library-wide information, instruction and research support services, including virtual reference.
  • Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces and working groups.
  • Engage in scholarly and professional activities, as well as participate in library and university service, in fulfillment of scholarly and service responsibilities.

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 March 18th, 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:

Pamela DiPasquale
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 08/18/2015, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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