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Adjunct Reference Librarian

The Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives, a special collections library in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library focusing on radical politics, labor, and the Left, is seeking an adjunct reference librarian. Under the direction of the Librarian for Public Services and Instruction, the adjunct reference librarian will staff the Tamiment’s busy public service desk, providing general reference service for Tamiment collections (including books, manuscripts, and A/V materials), monitoring the reading room, assisting onsite and remote researchers with reference requests, and updating and revising LibGuides. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring archivist or librarian to gain valuable hands-on public services experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and registering researchers to use the library, and explaining the library’s policies and procedures
  • Providing in-person reference assistance and answering email and telephone reference queries
  • Monitoring researchers to ensure proper handling of the collections and adherence to policies
  • Instructing researchers to use the library’s catalog, research guides, and finding aids to identify collections relevant to their research
  • Ordering collections from offsite storage and receiving deliveries of collections and supplies
  • Receiving and logging in photocopy requests, scanning orders, and duplication orders for sound recordings
  • Paging books, serials, oral history, visual, and archival collections
  • Capturing reference statistics and maintaining accurate paperwork trails
  • Responsibilities also include interpreting and applying library policies as appropriate, accurately referring users to appropriate staff members when needed for information, reference or technical questions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science with a concentration in archives; candidates with advanced degrees in a relevant subject are and appropriate experience will also be considered.
  • Proficiency in database searching and library research, as well as a strong public service orientation and interest in developing reference skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Aptitude for detail, accuracy, and efficiency; good organizational and analytical skills, including the demonstrated ability to analyze information requests and to identify appropriate information sources in response to a broad range of queries.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing 40-50 pounds is required.

HOURS: A regular schedule of 20 hours per week between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a rotating Saturday shift.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, please email application materials to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Applicant review will begin on July 15, 2015; 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.

Cold War Collections Project Archivist

The Archival Collections Management at New York University seeks a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a 4-year, temporary Project Archivist appointment. The position is based in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS), a unified archival technical services department supporting NYU’s archival repositories.  The Cold War Collections Project Archivist will accession, process, and describe new and existing Cold War era collections in the holdings of the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive. The incumbent’s work will be done in support of Tamiment’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, and will align with the research and curatorial needs of the Center’s fellows and curators.

New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War is a community of scholars, students, activists, and concerned citizens working on projects relating to the Cold War. Based in the Tamiment Library, one of the United States’ most important special collection documenting the history of radical politics and labor in the United States, the Center’s mission is to reassess the standard Cold War narrative by situating it within the wider context of the struggle for social and political change whose origins go back well before World War II.  The Center awards travel grants, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for projects using the Tamiment Library’s collections; sponsors a seminar for scholarly work in progress, and organizes occasional conferences, lectures, book talks, and film screenings.

Under the general supervision of the Librarian for Archival Arrangement and Description, the successful candidate will:  

  • 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 repository’s collections management database and publish EAD-encoded finding aids on the web. Prepare records for export in MARC format to the library’s online public access catalog. 
  • Accession new collection materials. Faithfully and independently represent administrative, legal, and descriptive information about new materials in collection management systems according to documented standard practices. Provide professional judgment for appraising the ongoing research value of new collections. Assign routine accessioning tasks to graduate students and supervise their work. Stabilize materials and provide description in a timely manner.
  • Ensure completion of collections management and control activities, including collections assessment, stacks maintenance, coordinating preservation and reformatting activities with appropriate library departments, and collecting workflow, use, and other statistics about the collections. 
  • Provide expert reference assistance to faculty, students, and external visitors at reference desk (e.g. present archival materials to scholars; provide information on holdings) and via email, telephone, and mail. Participate in unit-wide meetings and planning; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in US History, Library & Information Science or Archival Studies, required. Master’s degree in secondary discipline related to the collection holdings, preferred.

Required Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections, preferably in an archive of special collections in an academic or research library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated expertise in archival theory and practice; minimum of two years of experience applying this expertise in description and processing work, including applying minimal and basic processing strategies; two years of experience showing mastery in the use and application of DACS, ISAD (G), EAD, ISAAR-CPF, EAC-CPF, MODS, METS, MARC, LCSH, LCNA, AACR2, RDA, and other library and archival descriptive and content standards.

Minimum two years of experience in the expert 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.

Minimum 1-2 years of experience in providing excellent reference services for archival collections and knowledge of current reference practice in the field.

Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work collegially within and across organizations; great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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, highly preferred.

Subject expertise mid 20th Century American history is highly preferred.

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 our first “portal campus”, in NYU Abu Dhabi. 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 participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society. 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: Attractive benefits package including tuition remission and generous time off. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, please email application materials to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Applicant review will begin on July 15, 2015; 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.

 

 

Engineering Collections Coordinator 

Description:

New York University Libraries seek an experienced collections librarian to coordinate program initiatives and collection development in engineering and related fields. Reporting to the Head of Science and Engineering for the Division of Libraries, this position is a tenure-track faculty role and leads small team of  subject specialists in the fields of applied physics, chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, finance and risk engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, technology management, and urban systems and works with subject librarians in these fields on the development and implementation of collection policies, liaison with academic departments and programs and in formulating the Libraries’ response to and collaboration with new teaching and research initiatives in an increasingly interdisciplinary environment. The incumbent collaborates with the Assistant Head for Dibner Public Services in the provision of reference and instructional services for these subject areas.  Additionally, the incumbent assists the Head of Science and Engineering in the formulation, implementation and management of collections budgets, programs and policies relating to support for engineering and applied sciences research throughout the university.The position works closely with the Assistant Head for Dibner Public Services, the Head of Collection Development, and STEM librarians across all NYU Libraries. The incumbent will also have responsibilities as a subject specialist, including collection development, public service and departmental liaison, appropriate to his/her subject expertise.  This position is based at the Bern Dibner Library at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn.

Qualifications: 
Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related STEM 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. 
  • Minimum of five years experience working in an academic research library. 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership. 
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in engineering and 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 engineering and the sciences. 

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in a STEM field. Subject PhD desirable
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing innovative services and building library collections. 
  • 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:  Tenure-track faculty status and 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, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  CVs 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 Education and Human Development

Description:
New York University Libraries is seeking a subject specialist librarian to serve faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the following departments and programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: Teaching and Learning; Administration, Leadership, and Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions; and Food Studies. Subject specialist librarians are tenure-track faculty who play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

This position serves as the primary library liaison to the above departments with special emphases on delivering a program of extensive and integrated instructional, consultation, and research support services; building and curating collections in all formats; and developing responsive and innovative services for a clientele who are engaged with intensive research within New York City as well as on the global stage. The ideal candidate will also have experience helping students and faculty who are increasingly using quantitative and qualitative data, computing-intensive applications like gaming, and geospatial visualization in their work. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and also be well versed in the issues surrounding scholarly publishing and communications.

This position acts as a vital member of the Libraries’ Humanities and Social Sciences Center and reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries. The incumbent is deeply engaged and contributes skills and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries. The incumbent works creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and to take a leadership role on projects and initiatives.

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
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills

Preferred:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with significant work experience and/or graduate coursework in an education-related field.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, or geospatial methods is highly desirable

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 and an 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, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  CVs will be considered starting in April 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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Data Services Librarian

Description:

New York University Libraries is seeking an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable librarian to support the needs of data-intensive research and teaching at NYU and to provide vision and leadership as we continue to grow our data services.

The Data Services Librarian position is a tenure-track position based in the NYU Data Services. Data Services offers access to specialty software packages; statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data analysis training and support; and consulting expertise in the use of numeric, qualitative, and spatial data for research, including data access, analysis, collection, data management, and preservation. This position reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator/Co-Coordinator of Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division of New York University Libraries.

The Data Services Librarian will bring substantive experience and leadership to the NYU Data Services as we chart a course in creating and sustaining a rapidly evolving set of services that meet our users’ needs. She/he will select, acquire, manage, and deliver licensed, free, and researcher-generated numeric data collections to support campus research and scholarship; work with subject specialists and technologists to facilitate access to data resources across the disciplines; and play an instrumental role in the library's efforts to design, implement, and optimize systems for management, discovery, and access to data resources.

The incumbent will promulgate awareness of our resources and services among faculty and students through outreach and liaison activities and in partnership with other service providers; work closely with the Data Services team and the Librarian for Geospatial Services to design and deliver data-focused instruction, reference, and consultation activities; and serve as NYU's official representative to ICPSR, the Roper Center, and others. In collaboration with the Research Data Management Librarian, she/he will also develop a service framework for working with researchers to manage their data throughout the lifecycle, including preparation for archiving and preservation. Depending upon the background of the candidate, she/he may also serve as liaison librarian to one or more programs or departments, selecting materials and providing services to support the research and teaching of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in said areas.

The Data Services Librarian will participate in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new technologies and data. The incumbent will develop and maintain awareness of data-centered initiatives across the sciences, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development.

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.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Data Services experience, including intensive involvement with quantitative and/or geospatial data products and processes.
  • Ability to articulate a vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to support the data needs of researchers in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data.
  • Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Candidates must possess a strong public service orientation, demonstrate 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.

Preferred:

  • Academic or professional experience in the social sciences, sciences, and/or other fields utilizing quantitative methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data, such as the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) specification.
  • Experience acquiring data resources for a library collection.
  • Experience helping researchers with data management planning.
  • Basic familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, and/or qualitative analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

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, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  CVs 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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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 to the application for 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  

For more opportunities with NYU Shanghai, review the NYU Shanghai Open Positions webpages. 

Access Services Librarian, NYU Shanghai Library

Description:

The New York University Shanghai Library seeks a creative and service-oriented Access Services Librarian.   Reporting to the NYU Shanghai Library Director, the Access Services Librarian will develop and lead access services and initiatives that support research, teaching and learning at NYU Shanghai.  The Access Services Librarian will manage all access services operations including circulation, course reserves, stacks, delivery and paging services and oversee the Academic Commons activities and facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and expansion of access services.  Oversee the implementation of systems, policies and procedures, including circulation, course reserves, stacks, library privileges, delivery and paging services.
  • Direct management responsibility for access services staff, currently comprising 4 FTE staff plus approximately 11 FTE student assistants.
  • Coordinate with NYU New York on the management of circulation, delivery and resource sharing functions in the integrated library system (Aleph) and ensure that policies are appropriately conveyed in the system tables.  Coordinate all system testing related to circulation, equipment booking and course reserves functionality.
  • Review requests for electronic or print reserves, communicate with faculty and provide assistance or training, trouble-shoot problems, coordinate with NYU New York to resolve copyright issues. Identify current or long-term collection needs and recommend resources.
  • Develop and coordinate access services training for library staff and student assistants.
  • Interpret and communicate departmental policies to patrons, faculty and staff. Respond to and resolve complex/non-routine policy queries and access services requests. Monitor the library’s performance in access services and use data to inform improvement efforts.
  • Collaborate with other NYU Libraries to maximize access services for library users and participate in the NYU Libraries Circulation/Reserve working group.
  • Oversee administrative operations in the Academic Commons, including the information desk, study spaces, public computers, library hours and schedule changes, as follows:
    • Coordinate with library Academic Technology services to support productivity services, including printing and scanning services.
    • Oversee the library’s collaborative study rooms, including general maintenance of the rooms and the reservation systems used to book them.
    • Oversee maintenance and recommend upgrades for the Academic Commons facility.
    • Prepare standard and ad hoc reports to assess usage and the quality of service provided and make recommendations for service and process improvements for the Academic Commons.
  • Participate in library planning, serve on library-wide committees, task forces and teams.
  • Deliver reference service to patrons.
  • Participate in library instruction activities.
  • Participate in library professional activities at the local, NYU Libraries, and international/national levels.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Two years experience in access, instruction, and/or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, including experience with an integrated library management system
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated experience with strong customer service focus and developing creative solutions for library services.
  • Ability to be flexible to the growing demands of the NYU Shanghai Library and NYU Division of Libraries communities.

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
  • Prior international experience

New York University 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 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.

Salary/Benefits:  Faculty status and an attractive benefits package. 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, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  CVs will be considered starting in April 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.

 

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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. 

 

Reference and Research Services Librarian

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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