Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Emerging Technology/Engineering Librarian at Alfred University (Alfred, NY)

Scholes Library, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, seeks candidates for an Emerging Technology/Engineering Librarian. This 10-month, tenure-track position reports to the Director of Scholes Library/Associate Dean of Libraries. The College of Ceramics is a statutory college of the State University of New York and home to the School of Art & Design and the Inamori School of Engineering. Scholes Library is a research-oriented, service-focused organization that works in strategic partnerships with Alfred University's Herrick Memorial Library and the State University SUNYConnect Consortium.

The Emerging Technology/Engineering Librarian is responsible for library systems and serves as the library’s engineering subject specialist. Systems responsibilities include managing the library’s ILS, web presence, and digital resources; providing technology support; leading the Information Delivery Services department; and guiding emerging technology and digitization efforts for instruction, reference, outreach, research, and web services. Subject specialist responsibilities include serving as liaison to the School of Engineering and providing collection development, reference, instruction, and research services.

All library faculty are required to serve on Library, College and University committees as appropriate and participate in shared reference coverage, including some evening and occasional weekend hours.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent; a familiarity with information resources in science and engineering; knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; an ability to manage projects; and evidence of the ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.

Preference will be given to candidates with: A degree or substantial background in the physical sciences; familiarity with a broad range of resources in engineering or materials science; recent experience with web development and content management; and experience supporting interlibrary loan/document delivery.

The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University features programs in the visual fine arts, design, and the science of ceramics and glass. These high-quality, internationally known programs offer degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Alfred University, a comprehensive university of 2,300 students located in western New York, is the second oldest co-educational institution in the nation.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits including tuition benefits and tuition exchange.

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, name/address/phone number of at least three references to Mark A. Smith, Director, Scholes Library, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802, email: msmith@alfred.edu, fax: 607-871-2349. Application review begins January 10th, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.

Alfred University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students