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 Project and Production Cataloger, Special Collections

Description:

Knowledge Access and Resources Management Services (KARMS) in the NYU Division of Libraries is seeking a Project and Production Cataloger who will bring cataloging expertise and goal-oriented direction to the diverse team of library staff who provide intellectual access to resources selected for inclusion in the library’s collections, particularly the Fales Library and Special Collections and the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Based in the Metadata Production and Management Department of KARMS, the Project and Production Cataloger works collaboratively with many levels of staff in KARMS, in the NYU special collections, and in other subject collections in which the library collects intensively to enable users to discover and gain access to the rich resources found in those collections, while ensuring that cataloging project and production goals are met.   The Project and Production Cataloger, Special Collections, is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Production & Management, the successful candidate will:

  • perform original cataloging for library materials in accord with applicable international standards and local policies
  • in close collaboration with special collections curators and selectors for other library collections, develop, revise, and document cataloging routines that support enhanced intellectual access to library resources in a variety of formats
  • train processing assistants and adjunct catalogers in cataloging and processing procedures; develop and implement quality control methods; coordinate scheduling and work assignments to meet project and production goals for individual library collections
  • identify and analyze systems and workflows that could be used to facilitate processing and increase production rates; play an active role in a team that organizes and analyzes automated cataloging statistics to verify that benchmarks are met and designated collection resources are processed on schedule
  • collaborate with other KARMS staff to troubleshoot the export of bibliographic data from the NYU integrated library system (currently Ex Libris’ Aleph) to the OCLC database and other interinstitutional repositories
  • collaborate with KARMS Archival Collections Management Department staff and the special collections curators to develop and implement a holistic approach to discovery and access across all special collections resources regardless of format, as well as to authority work performed for those collections
  • advise on the selection and use of metadata schemes, controlled vocabularies, data dictionaries, etc., to deepen access to digitized special collections resources in centralized or distributed institutional repositories, as these are developed

Qualifications:

Required Education & Experience

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
  • minimum of three years technical services experience in an academic library
  • strong original cataloging skills
  • bibliographic knowledge of classical and major Western European languages
  • familiarity with international cataloging and metadata standards, e.g., AACR2R, DCRMB, RDA, FRBR, MARC21, LCSH, LCC, EAD
  • successful track record of planning, leading, and assessing production-oriented projects and of setting and achieving individual and team goals
  • awareness of current trends in providing intellectual access to library resources and in related emerging technologies
  • proven analytical, organizational, planning, and time-management skills
  • ability to work flexibly and creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to facilitate interaction with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and other community members and stakeholders
  • strong service orientation and knowledge of user needs/skill levels.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products (Primo, Aleph, Metalib, SFX) and experience performing data analysis on a variety of data formats
  • ability to manage the processes involved in cataloging works in languages in vernacular scripts, e.g., Cyrillic, CJK, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and Yiddish
  • knowledge of repository platforms, current and next generation information discovery applications, and open URL resolution systems
  • familiarity with basic acquisitions procedures, such as ordering, receiving, and batch loading

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes.  New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the Digital Library Federation.  The Libraries also serve as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes The New School and The Cooper Union. The New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and the New York School of Interior Design also participate in the use of the ILS. For the NYU Libraries Mission Statement and Stategic Plan to to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.        

Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services facilitates the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the Libraries' user communities through processes and services in program areas that include library acquisitions, serials and electronic resource management, knowledge access design and development, archival collections management, and metadata production and management.  In collaboration with our colleagues in Collections and Research Services, Public Services, Libraries IT Services, and Digital Library Technology Services, KARMS has primary leadership responsibility for knowledge access via the Libraries' dynamic, integrated discovery and access systems.  In addition to serving NYU's central libraries, institute libraries, and global sites, KARMS provides selected services to Research Library Association of South Manhattan member libraries and other affiliated libraries.    

Salary/Benefits:

Attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to:  Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Please include where you heard about this position.  The search will remain open until filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Research Data Management Librarian

Description:

The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars’ needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU’s IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries’ repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.

Responsibilities:

This new position will play a key role in NYU’s mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars’ emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:  Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Description:

New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.  The Assistant Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries – art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others – to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including:

Library Operations - Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff.  Train new staff.  Manage special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision.

Technical Services - Supervise the work of ISAW's cataloging team, a group performing original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. The cataloging team consists of ISAW staff members and adjuncts from NYU’s cataloging department. Facilitate patron resource discovery and access by ensuring the quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCCS, NACO, CONSER, and LC cataloging practices as well as other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata frameworks for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of print and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other related departments in the Division of Libraries.

Digital Projects - Serve as the library liaison on ISAW’s digital projects team to help develop and coordinate activities linking digital initiatives to library projects. Work closely with the Head Librarian and other members of ISAW’s staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute. AWDL is a joint project shared between ISAW and NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) department and the incumbent shares responsibility for envisioning the development of the digital library and its resources.

Collection Development - Sort collections acquired and determine appropriateness for inclusion in the ISAW library or beyond. Maintain inventories for acquired collections, duplicates, and serials. Provide data to the Head Librarian to assist with the task of analyzing the library collection, especially with regard to the curation of on- and off-site collections. Participate in the acquisitions workflow by using the spreadsheet and ticket system to track requests and purchases.

Public Services - Work closely with Head Librarian to provide leadership in the planning, design, and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including: producing and revising of library guides; giving individual and group instruction and orientation; serving as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contributing to the library’s public relations efforts; working with faculty members, Visiting Research Scholars, and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; responding to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participating in Division and other institutional committees and activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master’s degree required for tenure;
  • The ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas relevant to ISAW’s core research areas.
  • Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship;
  • Familiarity with current trends in technical services;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and responsive to patrons;
  • Minimum three years professional experience.

Preferred:

  • Subject area background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship;
  • Working knowledge of a non-Western language, with a strong preference for Chinese or Russian.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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Librarian for Archival Arrangement and Description

Description:

New York University Libraries seek a creative and collaborative Librarian for Archival Arrangement and Description to oversee its archival processing and description program. The position is based in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS). Reporting to the Head of ACM and in close collaboration with the Accessioning Archivist and Digital Archivist, this position will play a leadership role in the newly formed ACM department, a unified technical services department supporting NYU’s three archival repositories: Fales Library, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and New York University Archives.

The position will help to reshape the way NYU Special Collections arrange, describe, manage, provide access to, and facilitate discovery of NYU’s rich archival collections in support of research, teaching, and learning in the libraries. The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent support to our researchers by leading the Special Collections Processing Team, overseeing the processing and description work of three FTE professionals, grant-funded and project-based staff,  and multiple student workers; directing the ongoing application of thoughtful archival arrangement and descriptive practices; contributing to policies, procedures, and workflows for productive and efficient processes;  performing hands-on collections processing as needed; ensuring a user-centered, access-driven approach in all arrangement and description work;  and seeking out opportunities for innovation in all of these endeavors.  This position will also closely collaborate with other librarians and archivists throughout the Division, especially colleagues in Special Collections and the Preservation Department.  Librarians are expected to serve as partners in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students and providing responsive and innovative information services.

Responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Head of Archival Collections Management, the successful candidate will:

Oversee the arrangement and description program, including supervising all archival arrangement and description work in the unit by professional, project and student staff; setting policy and best practices for processing and descriptive work; developing program goals and metrics to evaluate work; developing processing plans; and helping to plan and prioritize large-scale processing projects.  

Arrange or oversee arrangement of archival records in accordance with accepted archival standards. Describe or oversee description of archival collections according to archival standards in the collections management database (Archivists’ Toolkit / ArchivesSpace) and publish EAD-encoded finding aids on the web. Aid in creation and be responsible for maintenance of documentation and policies for arrangement and description.

As a member of the senior staff and in close collaboration with the Head of ACM and the Accessioning Archivist, assist in implementing professional standards and best practices and setting priorities for collection management, processing, description, digitization, and discovery. Collaborate with Curators and Special Collections Public Services colleagues to ensure that descriptive tools and products are responsive to research needs and priorities.  Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of ACM strategic directions; assist in project development for fundraising activities as appropriate; plan and manage specific library projects.

Collaborate with the Digital Archivist to develop tools and workflows for the arrangement and description of born-digital materials and in the ongoing administration of and workflow for imaging and ingest of born-digital materials within existing collection holdings. In collaboration with colleagues from the department of Knowledge Access Design & Development, coordinate strategies and workflows for integrating EAD records into NYU’s primary discovery portal.

Collaborate with colleagues in the Preservation Department to ensure proper handling and housing methods for archival collections and the integration of good preservation assessment practice within the processing program. Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats during processing work and consult with Conservator for recommendations on treatment.

Participate in unit-wide meetings and planning; contribute to department reference services by providing reference assistance in person and remotely; serve on relevant library-wide committees. Actively contribute to the profession through professional service, research and publication.

Qualifications:

Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) required for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required to obtain tenure. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.

Five or more years of professional experience in archival arrangement and description, preferably within an archive or special collections in an academic or research library.  At least 3 years successful supervisory experience required. Significant experience providing reference and research support to archival and special collections users is highly desirable.

Demonstrated proficiency in archival theory and practice, especially accessioning, processing and description, including minimal and basic processing strategies.  Demonstrated experience as lead processor on large-scale and/or complex processing projects, managing multiple processors, setting and meeting goals, and developing metrics to measure progress throughout a project. Familiarity with current approaches to accessioning and processing and description of born-digital holdings preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials and  proficiency in the use and application of DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, LCNA; strong working knowledge of EAD and XML, including experience with XML schemas and the use of XML editors and the manipulation of metadata across systems and platforms. Demonstrated proficiency in the use, maintenance, and support of automated archival collections management systems (Archivist’s Toolkit and its successor ArchivesSpace).

Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections. Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections.

Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal  skills and experience working collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization and team environment. Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf  

Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services facilitates the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the Libraries’ user communities through processes and services in program areas that include library acquisitions, serials and electronic resource management, knowledge access design and development, archival collections management, and metadata production and management. In collaboration with our colleagues in Collections and Research Services, Public Services, Libraries IT Services, and Digital Library Technology Services, KARMS has primary leadership responsibility for knowledge access via the Libraries’ dynamic, integrated discovery and access systems. In addition to serving NYU’s central libraries, institute libraries, and global sites, KARMS provides selected services to Research Library Association of South Manhattan member libraries and other affiliated libraries.

Salary/Benefits:

Faculty status and attractive benefits package including tuition remission and generous time off. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Librarian for NYU School of Professional Studies Graduate Programs

Description:

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a librarian to serve as liaison to the faculty, graduate students, and administrators in the NYU School of Professional Studies.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers master's degree programs and graduate certificates in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study.  The School’s graduate programs reflect the emerging trends, opportunities and innovative business strategies in each respective field that they represent, and include programs in the Schack Institute of Real Estate and the Center for Global Affairs.  Graduate students at the School of Professional Studies include full-time and part-time students, working professionals, and individuals returning to the academic world after pursuing other pathways.  Classes are held in the Washington Square area, the Woolworth Building, the Midtown Graduate Center, days and evenings, and online.  School of Professional Studies graduate programs are served by the NYU Bobst and Brause Libraries.

Responsibilities:

Working in a collaborative environment this tenure-track position is responsible for building a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive and innovative information services; and extensive outreach to faculty and administrators in the School of Professional Studies.  The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian will create and deliver outreach methods to students (such as consultation hours, social networking forums, and in-library/online services development); develop information literacy and research proficiencies programming; and engage students and faculty as active users of NYU Libraries services and collections. 

This position is a member of the business team and reports to the Head of Business and Government Information Services in the Public Services Division of NYU Libraries.    The position is engaged in and contributes to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries.  The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian works with colleagues at the Bobst and Brause Libraries to implement and enhance programs and services, deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.  

Librarians at NYU participate in library-wide committees; professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collection and research support services.

Qualifications:

Required: ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Experience in library instruction, reference, and outreach in an academic setting.  Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies germane to the 21st century library and today’s learners. 

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated business experience in an academic library environment; or an advanced degree in business, real estate, economics or related discipline.

Professional contributions beyond the primary job, such as publications, leadership in professional organizations, and other research and creative activity, are required for tenure.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits:

Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: 

To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Life Sciences Librarian

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections & Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU’s Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

 Qualifications:

 Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

 Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.  Subject PhD desirable.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background. 

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Open Administrative Positions at NYU Libraries

All Administrative/Professional applications need to be submitted through nyucareers.com.  A quick link to the application for each position is below:

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 Open Staff Positions at NYU Libraries

All Clerical and Technical Staff applications need to be submitted through nyucareers.com.  A quick link and summary of each position is below:

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 Part Time Employment for NYU Students

For student positions, contact Bobst Library's Division of Human Resources at (212) 998-2450, or visit the HR office on the 11th floor of Bobst Library.  All student employment for the Division of Libraries is advertised exclusively through CareerNet.

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 Open Positions at NYU Shanghai Library

 Reference and Research Services Librarian - New Position

Description:

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, with responsibilities for delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research university library
  • Second masters degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship and research, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. 

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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 Reference and Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) - Search Reopened

Description:

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

Responsibilities: 

The STEM Librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research library
  • Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. 

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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 Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai Library 

Description:

NYU Shanghai is seeking an enthusiastic Faculty Technology Specialist to join our Academic Technology Services unit. This unit is collaboration between the NYU Shanghai Office of Academic Affairs and the NYU Shanghai Library, and it works closely with its counterparts at NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi. The Faculty Technology Specialist will be primarily responsible for providing oversight of technology services to support faculty and researchers, including student researchers, at NYU Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and consult with faculty, students, and researchers in the design, development, and implementation of information technology services for teaching, learning, and research. Evaluate current technology used by faculty, students and researchers for teaching and research; provide technical support to faculty and researchers in curriculum and research development; research and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and software; contact and negotiate with vendors regarding hardware and software purchases; supervise installation of hardware, software, and peripherals. Focus on logistical/technical support and operational needs/issues, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of quality lifestyle services and support;
  • Supervise support staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize assignments to ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.
  • Develop, deliver, and assess training programs including seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Identify, analyze, and evaluate training needs. Arrange for instructors, facilities and materials as required. Consult with faculty, students, researchers, and ITS staff on training interests and opportunities.
  • Advise and educate faculty, students, and researchers in the availability for information technology resources for teaching and research across Faculty Technology Services (FTS), Information Technology Services (ITS), Global Technology Services (GTS), Libraries, and NYU. Keep services, data entries and reporting up-to-date with standards of quality, timeliness, and satisfaction.
  • Research and promote emerging technology practices in teaching and research adopted by selected higher education institutions. Work with technology professionals across NYU to develop and promote best practices for using technology in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ensure technical competence through on-going professional development. Attend conferences, enroll in classes, read trade and professional publications.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years relevant experience OR Master’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Experience must include supporting information technology, technology training, and client service. Experience and/or education in one of the following areas: statistical computing, GIS, data visualization, advanced video production, interactive media development.
  • Experience working with end users in an academic environment, preferably in IT and/or Libraries.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English” and as preferred: "Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international and cross-cultural environment.
  • Good problem solving skills, and good time management skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
  • Well organized, diplomatic, details and service oriented.

NYU Shanghai Library: 

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.

Salary/Benefits:

Attractive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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 Director, NYU Shanghai Library

Description:

New York University is seeking a Library Director for its NYU Shanghai portal campus. This is a unique opportunity to join NYU Shanghai as the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A world-class research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs. The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.

In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai's academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library. The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai.

In close coordination with NYU New York, this is an exciting opportunity for the Director to manage and lead the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library's budget, and development of policies for library operations and services. The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in New York and Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries. The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services. The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.

Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for the planning, project management, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Shanghai in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, public services, and facilities, as well as front end library and academic technology support services. Faculty technology support services, including support for digital scholarship and instructional technology, are provided in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs.
  • Participate in NYU Shanghai campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
  • Recruit, develop and manage an outstanding library staff, and provide direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff.
  • Lead the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Shanghai campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Shanghai and NYU New York.
  • Develop and manage the NYU Shanghai library budget in collaboration with NYU New York.
  • Oversee the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, acquisitions and processing.
  • Develop productive relationships and collaborations with the Shanghai academic and research library community.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience and at least 5 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University's core mission in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to adapt to a Chinese business and cultural environment.

Preferred:

  • Second masters degree
  • Experience in a research university library
  • Deep knowledge of Chinese culture and the ability to speak its national dialect fluently
  • College or university library start-up, renovation or construction experience
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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