Jobs

These are the job openings in the region that we have been made aware of. Please contact the offering organization for more detials.

St. Lawrence University: Science Librarian

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  • Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
  • Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
  • Previous academic library experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.

Post expires on Monday April 3rd, 2017

SUNY Potsdam: Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring an Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to support the core functions of discovery, access, and management of information resources.

SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second-best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we’re chasing down first place. The College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives.

As a part of this community, the Electronic Resources and Serials librarian will provide expertise in managing the libraries’ electronic and print subscriptions, and the technologies necessary to maintain and access those resources. As a holistic member of the library staff, the librarian’s responsibilities may include face to face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities, and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements.

For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/3512

Post expires on Wednesday March 15th, 2017

SUNY Potsdam: Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring a Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator to help futureproof our services. SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second-best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we’re chasing down first place. The College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives.

As a part of this community, the Coordinator will provide leadership and vision for the Libraries’ management of content in all formats, and will be responsible for access to library materials, including metadata creation in support of print, digital, and Open Access collections. As a holistic member of the library staff working in a leadership role, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face to face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities, and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements.

For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit http://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/3511

Post expires on Wednesday March 15th, 2017