Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Media Librarian at Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus Library

The library at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus serves a multicultural community of users and provides extensive access to print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences, with special emphasis on the health sciences in general, and pharmacy and nursing in particular.

This is a tenure-track position. The Media Librarian is responsible for evaluating, managing, and promoting the multimedia collection to support curricular needs. Duties include supervision and training of clerical staff and student assistants, coverage of the service desk, and development of the center’s collection. The Media Librarian provides media-related library instruction sessions and assistance to users and participates in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, committees, and professional development. Some evening and weekend shifts are required, as is occasional reference desk coverage.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of film and mass media history and maintain an interest in contemporary trends in media and related areas. S/he will have experience with media content in a variety of formats in an online environment and will be knowledgeable regarding evolving technologies in the digital media field.

ALA-accredited MLS degree, 30 additional graduate credits, and three–four years’ experience in providing media-related library services. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and collaborative skills, will work both independently and in a team environment, and will train staff in library applications.

Second Master’s degree in a relevant subject area and experience in an academic library setting are highly desirable.

To apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information (not letters) of three references to: Rachel Gleiberman, Long Island University, LLC Room 517, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or via e-mail to Rachel.Gleiberman@liu.edu.

Long Island University is the seventh largest private university in the U.S. It is recognized for its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, and library and information science. The Brooklyn Campus, located in downtown Brooklyn with easy access to Manhattan, enrolls more than 11,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degrees in the various colleges: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, Health Professions, Nursing, Business and Public Administration. With a staff exceeding 40, the library contains 265,000 books, 1,400 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, and nearly 344,000 units of microforms and a collection of AV resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/.