Job Posting-Stony Brook University – Head of Health Sciences Library

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*Campus Description:* Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to

24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than

13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.


Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

*Descriptive Title:*Head of Health Sciences Library          *REF#:*F-9586-15-12

*Budget Title:*Associate/Full Librarian *Faculty Position*

*Department:*University Libraries          *Campus:*Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

*Salary:*Commensurate with experience



*Required Qualifications:*Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full-time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals.

Strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, as well as understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution.

Experience including demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries.

Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff and administration of the academic and clinical community.



*Preferred Qualifications:*Demonstrated service to the profession.

Advanced degree in related discipline.



*Responsibilities & Requirements:*The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. The successful incumbent will be responsible for collaborating with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library’s resources, programs and services; advancing new and innovating technologies in the provision of information in the education, research and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. The selected candidate will be responsible for daily operations of faculty librarians, as well as provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. The selected candidate will provide reference and instruction in evidence based practice to make optimal use of library resources. The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies. The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center.



*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 01/08/2016.

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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

University Libraries Personnel Office

Melville Library, Room S1430B

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

Fax: (631) 632-7116 <tel:%28631%29%20632-7116>

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