Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication, New York University Libraries, New York NY
posted July 19, 2013 6:30 PM
Subject specialist in the Social Sciences, serving the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Department of Journalism.
Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates, 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 Journalism and Media, Culture and Communications, with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; continuing a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; and developing responsive and innovative information and research services. Additionally, subject librarians actively engage with faculty, publishers, and vendors to bring about changes in the system of scholarly publishing and communications.
The Journalism/MCC Librarian is a tenure-track position based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Center, and reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator in the Collections and Research Services department, 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.
- ALA accredited MLS and subject Master's degree required for tenure;
- Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
- Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills;
- Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable;
- 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;
- Preference will be given to candidates with graduate course work related to the interplay between media, culture, and society.
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 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
Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.
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. The search will remain open until filled.