Location: Oneonta, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Aug 6 2019 Job Description:
The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services. The twelve-month, tenure-track librarian reports to the Library Director and holds the rank of Associate Librarian. The initial appointment will be for two years. The successful candidate will supervise one librarian, one professional and four classified staff members in a library employing 25.5 full-time staff members. Expectations include providing leadership, vision, and expertise to the Department of Bibliographic and Digital Services in a user-centered library that offers comprehensive scholarly collections, broad-based information services, and study and research facilities. To meet tenure-track requirements, the successful candidate will perform effectively as a librarian, serve on library and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and pursue ongoing professional development.
Duties include but not limited to: supervising and training academic, professional, and classified departmental staff; serving as an Alma administrator (library services platform) responsible for the configuration and maintenance of Alma and the support of all functional areas within the library; managing budgets and performing statistical analysis; overseeing all aspects of technical service, such as cataloging, acquisitions, e-resources, and technical processing; developing policy and assessing department and library services; evaluating and updating workflows and practices; working collaboratively in a user-centered environment; providing reference service as scheduled; serving as liaison to academic departments.
Required Qualifications: master's degree in library or information sciences from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent credential) at the time of application; minimum 5 years of professional library experience with 1-2 years of supervisory experience; experience with library management systems; experience with library technical services; experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis; demonstrated understanding of emerging trends and practices in librarianship; evidence of effective communication skills.
Preferred: Alma administration certification; experience in original cataloging; professional experience in an academic setting; knowledge of e-resource licensing; experience with vendor relations; experience working in a consortial environment; experience with collection development; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.
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Established in 1889 as a state normal school with the sole mission of training teachers, the SUNY College at Oneonta was a founding member of the State University of New York system in 1948. Today, SUNY Oneonta is a multi-purpose comprehensive public college with programs in the liberal arts, sciences, social sciences, and professional studies. The College is known for outstanding and accessible faculty, a campus community committed to academics and service, developing students into life-long learners, and a beautiful campus that helps nurture connections between the upper Susquehanna Valley of rural central New York and our global society.