Global Services Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York NY
posted June 17, 2013 4:43 PM
New York University Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Global Services Librarian (GSL) to coordinate the development, expansion and delivery of library services that support research, teaching and learning at the NYU Global Academic Centers. Reporting to the Director of Public Services, this new position works collaboratively with colleagues across NYU Libraries and select NYU administrative units to design and sustain a suite of global library services that enhance access to library instruction, services and resources and capitalize on emerging technologies.
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 portal campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 11 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 campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai have full service libraries; the 11 academic centers have a variety of smaller library-like facilities and services. All are supported by the NYU Division of Libraries.
Working in a collaborative environment the Global Services Librarian is responsible for developing, coordinating, promoting and evaluating a program of instructional, consultation, and research support services to faculty, students and staff in the NYU Global Academic Centers. The Global Services Librarian ensures that the library instruction and curricular support needs of global education students and faculty are being served. The librarian works with colleagues and global network staff to identify needs, implement and enhance programs and services, and takes a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. Based in New York, this is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.
- Collaborate with faculty, library staff and departments to develop and/or promote a suite of global library services
- Coordinate support and participation in global services delivery from throughout the library
- Serve as the initial contact for questions and trouble-shooting related to global library services; coordinate and monitor resolution
- Coordinate the provision of formal and informal instruction/orientation sessions for the global academic center faculty and students
- Design, develop, and coordinate workshops and online training to faculty and staff at the smaller global sites in the use of library resources and services to support teaching and learning
- Develop and maintain library web content, LibGuides, instructional materials for global library services
- Leverage technology to provide global library services, including instruction and orientation, and asynchronous and synchronous delivery
- Develop outreach, informational and promotional materials about global library services
- Maintain and develop working relationships with the Directors and staff at the global academic centers
- Serve as the library liaison to campus units involved with global education and services
- Evaluate and assess the success and impact of global library services
- ALA-accredited master's degree
- Three years (minimum) public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, access services or collection development
- Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
- Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
- High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
- Ability to lead and complete projects in a team environment
- Demonstrated skill in teaching in both face to face and online environments
- Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations
- Experience in a research university library
- Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
- Prior international experience
- Experience with course management systems
- Knowledge of copyright and fair use
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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.