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Binghamton University Libraries – 2 Postings

Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, New York, are currently accepting applications for two tenure-track library faculty positions – Digital Initiatives Librarian and Fine Arts Librarian. Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is located in upstate New York. BU Libraries seek enthusiastic, collegial, and service-oriented librarians to serve as an integral part of the Libraries’ team in providing high quality library resources and services for the BU community. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF.

Digital Initiatives Librarian

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will collaborate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of digital projects including digital curation, preservation and digital exhibits. Required qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and knowledge of and experience with current trends in digital preservation, experience developing web applications, and strong UNIX or Linux skills.

Fine Arts Librarian

The Fine Arts Librarian develops and manages the print and digital Fine Arts collections in support of teaching and research in Art, Art History, and Music; provides reference and instructional services; and represents the Libraries to these departments. Required qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and recent experience in one of the Fine Arts disciplines.


Review of applications for both positions will begin on March 2, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit our website at: Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Information Resources Manager, Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse

Upstate Medical University’s Health Sciences Library seeks a highly motivated, forward-thinking professional to provide leadership, planning and management of the Health Sciences Library collection. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the successful candidate will: coordinate resource management including the selection, licensing, cataloging and weeding of materials, optimize Library resources to meet the current and emerging needs of the Upstate community by continuously assessing resource utilization; lead cooperative collection development activities including collaborative purchases with other SUNY and local institutions; manage a $1.2 million resources budget; oversee Document Delivery/ILL; supervise staff; seek opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or prepare for potential future roles and career development.

ALA-accredited masters (MLS) or equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity required. Demonstrated success with project leadership and team building; excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical/problem solving and critical thinking skills required. Academic library experience; AHIP certification and expertise with health sciences and evidence-based/point-of-care resources preferred.

The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, & Graduate Studies, University Hospital (a 400 bed tertiary care hospital), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit and

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.

Apply online at Review of applications will begin 3/1/2015.

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Learning Technologies / Reference Librarian, SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused librarian to support student success through the integration of new learning technologies into library services. In collaboration with librarians and staff, this person will provide leadership in the planning, policy development, and implementation of services and instructional venues that assist students and faculty with the creative application of current and emerging technologies. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and library instruction and/or collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Reference.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at SUNY Oswego is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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University Archivist: University ot Albany

University Archivist
(Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian)

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek to hire a skilled, flexible, motivated and service-oriented librarian to develop an electronic records program, manage archival processing, and provide reference service in the Libraries’ University Archives. Working collaboratively with other members of the Department of Special Collections and Archives, and other campus faculty, staff, and students, the successful candidate will: provide reference and research service for the University Archives to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public; supervise archival processing of the University Archives in paper and digital formats including arrangement, description, and preparation of EAD-encoded finding aids; plan, develop and implement an electronic records program for the University Archives; manage digital curation and preservation tasks including digital media inventorying, digital forensics, and applying metadata schema for access and preservation; develop ingest and web capture workflows for the acquisition of digital content; train and supervise student assistants and interns to assist in archival processing and digital projects; and contribute to efforts to expand access and use of special collections through exhibits, tours, and other forms of outreach. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY, are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to

Application deadline: January 5, 2015

(job posting P14-36584)

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Digital Humanities Librarian: University of Rochester

TITLE: Library Professional II (exempt)
FUNCTIONAL JOB TITLE: Digital Humanities Librarian
SUPERVISOR: Assistant Dean of Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship
TIME STATUS: Full-time

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks an innovative and creative librarian to join the Digital Humanities (DH) Center team, a highly collaborative and innovative unit that supports faculty research and teaching across the humanities disciplines in the University of Rochester’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary digital humanities scholarship, and have experience with one or more DH methodologies, i.e. text analysis, mining, and/or scholarly encoding, data visualization, social network analysis, 3-D game development, or digital archives. They will also have experience teaching and/or collaborating with faculty members in the design of digital humanities courses and curriculum, creating and managing digital projects, and engaging in faculty research that extends scholarship into the digital space. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for IT, Research, and Digital Scholarship, the DH librarian will have a history of creating strong collaborative relationships with students, graduate students, IT stakeholders, library staff members, and faculty. Working in the Digital Humanities Center requires the ability to manage working on both fast paced, highly experimental, and short-lived projects, as well as long-term, large scale projects that span several years. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, good problem solving skills, and the ability to manage ambiguity are essential.

Faculty Support for DH Teaching and Learning- 30%

  •  Consult with faculty members from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering to develop digital projects to support the humanities curriculum
  • Participate in planning activities for workshops, classes, and humanities labs
  • Teach humanities labs when appropriate; involve other DHC team members as needed to support the full spectrum of DH methodologies
  • Contribute to long-term projects with complimentary course components, including the Seward Family Papers Project, Re-Envisioning Japan, Introduction to Modern Architecture, and the Poetics of Television
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to extend digital competencies across the curriculum
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the university engaged in experiential learning initiatives, notably the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Design and/or implement technological frameworks to support student projects, for example, but not limited to: website design platforms for digital curation and description such as Omeka; data modeling and collection for visualization or text analysis; or web-based tools for social reading, writing, or annotation.

Faculty Support for Research and Scholarship- 30%

  • Collaborate with faculty on the development of and ongoing support for sustainable DH research projects
  • Lead University-wide initiatives that contribute to the promotion and dissemination of digital scholarship, including symposia and workshops
  • Participate in the Mellon funded Graduate Fellowship Program and Central New York Humanities Corridor activities as the RCLs liaison
  • Engage stakeholders across the campus to create a robust and sustainable framework for digital scholarship that supports the entire lifecycle of digital research projects, including funding, data creation and curation, digital asset management, and the preservation, dissemination, and access of digital scholarship
  • Consult with faculty on DH tools and methodologies to support research

Library and Staff Development for DH Initiatives- 30%

  • Work closely with the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, the Digital Library Services teams, and the Coordinator of the Digital Academy to develop DH projects that expose hidden collections and celebrate librarian, faculty, and student digital scholarship
  • Collaborate with the data and metadata services librarian(s) to ensure robust and sustainable data models and appropriate data management practices for digital scholarship
  • Lead library-wide initiatives that contribute to the development of 21st Century Library capacity to support research and scholarship in the humanities, including but not limited to intellectual property, digital asset management, and digital humanities pedagogy
  • Participate in DH Center activities, and support team members in the development of technology, digitization, and GIS projects, practices, and services

Professional Development and Service- 10%

  • Contribute to the larger field of DH through participation in conferences, training, and scholarship with a focus on academic library leadership for digital scholarship
  • Maintain a current skillset in DH methodologies and academic librarianship
  • Serve on Library and University-wide committees, as assigned
  • Perform other duties as required, including presentation of seminars, courses, and instruction on DH as required.

Required Qualifications & Competencies
Specific to the position:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school
  • Proven track record of collaboration in faculty research and teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards common to DH methodologies, including TEI, xml, xslt, html, and data modeling for the humanities.
  • LAMP based website frameworks (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and engage stakeholders
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate and identify meaningful success measures for strategic and near-term goals
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in humanities field in addition to an MLS from an ALA accredited library school
  • 3 years experience working in either an academic library setting or on a digital humanities project
  • Experience with website design/ development, large project planning, and/or instructional design

River Campus Libraries Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated assertiveness and diplomacy
  • Proven willingness to pursue additional educational and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a progressive academic setting
  • Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations
  • Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the RCL as a whole
  • User focused and committed to service excellence with all users
  • Solution focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users
  • Professional, organized and prepared
  • Generates, recommends and welcomes resourceful or creative approaches and solutions that improve productivity and patron services

The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is in the process of implementing the second year of a five-year transformational strategic plan. This provides an opportunity for the incumbent to contribute to the realization of the Libraries to the vision of a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:

The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation’s leading private universities with just over 5,800 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus. Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.

Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.

Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA, LPGA, and Ryder cup tournaments, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.

For more information about living in Rochester, see Rochester Made for Living , and Rochester One of the Smartest Cities

Reference ID: 186268
Application deadline is November 8, 2014. Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:
Kelley Kitrinos
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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Reference Librarian (PT) – SUNY Oswego

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Reference Librarian to provide part time (20 hour/week) research services assistance. Special projects or other assignments may be negotiated, depending on library needs and librarian interests.

See full at:

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Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian – Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College seeks a creative, innovative, highly-motivated librarian to creatively advance the development and support of online resources and library instruction initiatives at FLCC.

The Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian is an integral member of the library service team with the responsibility of managing and assessing licensed electronic resources; overall coordination, development, delivery and assessment of online library instruction and support; development of online and electronic learning tools and objects; and using emerging instructional technologies effectively to enhance library instruction at the Charles J. Meder Library.

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 2 years’ experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education.

The ideal candidate will have instructional technologies experience, willingness to engage in the design and development of new instructional initiatives; knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy; experience with the evaluation of educational programs and learning outcomes; strong commitment to public service, information literacy, and outreach; experience working with course management systems (such as Blackboard); experience with remote authentication software (such as EZ Proxy), and e-resource management software, open URL and web scale discovery tools; demonstrated technical support skills; experience in reference, library instruction, and collection development. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, community residents, librarians, and support staff are essential.

Apply by 10/24/2014 for full consideration at Applications will only be accepted online. Address your online cover letter & resume to Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources. FLCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Life Sciences Librarian – Job Share, Cornell University

Cornell University, Albert R. Mann Library
Life Sciences Librarian – Job Share

*** This is a limited term, half-time shared position ***

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s life sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Life Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

This appointment is a part-time job-sharing arrangement with a limited term. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the incumbent to develop and maintain a workable schedule and distribution of responsibilities, with minimal impact on the work of the Library and services to its users.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible annual renewal for up to five years in total. The terms of the appointment are subject to an agreement signed by both the incumbent and the successful candidate, and address contingencies such as one party leaving the position. To request a copy of the draft agreement, please contact Gail Steinhart (


Under the direction of the Head of Research and Learning Services, the Life Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the life sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in the molecular and life sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Partners with the Mann Library Instruction Coordinator and faculty to develop and support information literacy programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Delivers public services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.
  • Serves as liaison to selected life sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.



  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science AND/OR post-baccalaureate degree in the life sciences.
  • Subject background in molecular or biomedical fields, or related discipline, demonstrated through course work or substantive experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.


  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.


Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library’s collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (, the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (, and the TEEAL ( and Research4Life ( programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days (pro-rated for part-time positions), 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this website: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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