Health Science Librarian – Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

Campus Description:Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music, recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU Campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (As a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research,Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network, of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service, SPace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Librarian REF#: F-9771-17-05
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications: MLS or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic, medical, or special library. Experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison, and outreach services. The position works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools and various clinical departments.
The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services, and activities that meet instructional, research, and clinical needs
  • Collaborate with other subject specialists on collection development/management and act as liaison to assigned department.
  • Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections
  • Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice
  • Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical, and instruction services
  • Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference
  • Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces, and working groups

Scholarly and Service Responsibilities:

  • Engage in scholarly and professional activities
  • Participate in library and university service

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2017Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PMEastern Time on 06/17/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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