Collection Management Librarian
Job posted to this site on August 31st at 9:31am
Application Deadline: October 25th 2022
Assistant Professor - Collection Management Librarian
Job ID 24959
Location Brooklyn College
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Library. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting date of Fall 2022.
The Brooklyn College Library has excellent collections, supporting undergraduate and master’s level study in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The collections total nearly 1.5 million volumes, as well as significant audiovisual and microform holdings. Periodical resources include approximately 3,500 print titles and over 100,000 electronic journals which are accessible 24/7. Brooklyn College Library serves a diverse population of over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Brooklyn College, as well as Brooklyn College faculty and staff and various other members of the community. We also collaborate closely with all other CUNY libraries: together, we support over 550,000 CUNY students, in the nation’s largest urban public university.
The Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role, serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the mission of the library and the institution. Librarians at CUNY have faculty rank and status and must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion including librarianship, research and publication, and service.
Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of a population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.
To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.
- Analyze, budget, plan, assess, and evaluate library collections
- Collect statistics for CUNY, ACRL, IPEDS among others
- Serve as the main contact for collection donations
- As the Chair of the Library Collection Management Committee, work with the library faculty to formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection development policies and liaison activities
- Work closely with the Chief Librarian, the heads of Acquisitions and Serials, and related support staff
- Adhere to Brooklyn College and CUNY procurement policies, and liaise effectively with these offices
- Represent Brooklyn College on CUNY Office of Library Services committees
- Serve on the Library Management Team
- Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties include subject-specific instruction, subject guides, and collection development for those disciplines
- Participate in regularly scheduled subject-specific, general, and virtual reference service, including evening and weekend work as needed
- Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
- Second Master’s degree
- Minimum 5 years of professional library experience
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion
- Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues in an academic or research library including emerging practices, standards, and trends
- Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections
- Experience managing a library collections budget
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- 3 years of experience supervising library staff
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Experience with STEM materials management
- Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an organization
- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues in open access and scholarly communications
$71,241-$97,580; Salary commensurate with education and credentials.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE - Submit application online
From our job posting system, select "Apply Now'', create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/
Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:
- An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
- Current curriculum vitae
STEP TWO - Submit References Contact Information at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.
The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE October 25, 2022
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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LocationLibrary Department, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11210
$71,241 - $97,580 yearly
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