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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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 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, 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.  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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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, 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.  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, 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.

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.

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