Content Management Librarian - SUNY Maritime College

Posted on August 20, 2019


The Content Management Librarian will lead technical services operations and maintain a collection development strategy to proactively develop a specialized print and electronic collection that supports the research, teaching, and learning needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Content Management Librarian will also ensure that the library materials budget is efficiently allocated and aligned with established needs, assess the Library’s current collections for ongoing relevance and/or historical value and continually assess the effectiveness of the collection via circulation and usage statistics.



Places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems
Negotiates and tracks licenses
Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources
Assist with managing library management system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo) to optimize access to library and archive collections and e-resources
Collaborates with IT on data management and system integration
Develops and maintains library cataloging and workflow procedures, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment
Creates original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using current and emerging metadata schemas, principles and practices such as MARC, RDA, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core
Provides collection analytics, and supervises contract catalogers as needed
Employs emerging metadata schemas to link content across multiple data repositories, and improve search optimization and discoverability of internal and external data
Ensures efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction
Participate in library instruction, including creation of research guides, in collaboration with fellow librarians;
Trains staff and student workers as necessary
Works with colleagues across SUNY and the profession on collections management initiatives
Provides general and specialized reference service in person, via email, and through reference IM
Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections
Teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions
Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, research, and student success
Participates in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements
Serves on college and library committees, participates in local, regional, and national associations, and engages in scholarly activity required for promotion and tenure


Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent
Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs
Strong customer service ethic
Demonstrated organizational and problem solving ability
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship
Evidence of successful collaboration
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an academic or research library
Demonstrated technical-support skills
Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
Experience training or teaching
Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
Experience working with integrated library systems, such as ALMA
Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)


$50,000 - $55,000


Throgg Neck, NY


To Apply

Company Information

6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throggs Neck NY 10465

Contact Information

Human Resource Services, 718-409-7303, [email protected]