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Ship Librarian, SUNY Maritime College (Bronx, NY)

Job Description:
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 2018 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
Required Qualifications:
*The Library and Regiment Department will be available to offer guidance as the successful candidate will be required to supply the following documents at the date of appointment*
  • 2 years of professional experience in libraries or related experience
  • US Passport
  • TWIC
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Valid Medical Certificate – Note: The Medical Certificate is issued with the original MMC; however it must be renewed every 2-years.
  • DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Documentation
Application Instructions:
Full description and the link to apply can be found here:
Persons interested in the above position should indicate which cruise period [Cruise A, Cruise B, or Full Cruise] option they prefer. When applying online, please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter including cruise option (Cruise A, Cruise B or Full Cruise)
  • Three recent references
Returning Applicants – Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

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