Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ACRL/NY Symposium-Call for Poster Session Proposals: New York, NY

Call for Poster Session Proposals: “The Global Librarian: Information without Borders”
The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Symposium December 2, 2011

The 2011 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “The Global Librarian: Information without Borders” will focus on academic librarians who serve increasingly diverse populations, across a variety of platforms at home and around the world. As higher education becomes more global – and mobile – physical distance is no longer a barrier to teaching and learning. Through innovative use of progressive technologies, academic librarians are mastering the skills needed to navigate this expanding environment. At this symposium, we will see how information is not bound by physical borders – nor is the global librarian.

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the symposium. It can address any issue related to this theme. Examples follow:
· mobile devices, services and other innovative technologies used in teaching, reference, and professional communication
· role of social networking in teaching , communication, and professional development
· courseware design, online meeting platforms
· services to international student populations
· library exchange programs
· scholarly communication and open access
· literacy skills for distance education
· visual and/or technological literacy
· distance education librarians
· copyright in the international environment
· training programs and workshops to prepare librarians for work in the global environment

Please email a 100-200 word abstract of your poster session proposal to Symposium Planning Committee member Gloria Meisel at by September 19, 2011. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. Presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration rate. The successful candidates will be notified in early October.

For some helpful poster pointers, check the “poster presentations” tab on the LibGuide at

The Symposium will take place on Friday December 2, 2011 in New York City at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor).

For further information about the symposium and poster sessions, go to

We look forward to your submissions!
The 2011 ACRL/NY Symposium Committee

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Electronic Resources & Digital Scholarship Librarian: SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, versatile and dynamic librarian to provide leadership for organizing and accessing digital collections, serials, and providing knowledge base maintenance, licensing, and usage analysis of resources. This librarian will also play an integral role in shaping and implementing the Library’s vision to support the creation of and access to scholarly research and publishing.

The Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership and technical expertise:
• Plays a central role in developing digital collections and the provision of digital scholarship services, including the implementation and operation of tools to support e-research, teaching and learning, scholarly communications, and planning the development of a Digital Media Lab.
• Effectively uses project management skills to work with faculty on projects and to collaborate across the library, CIT, Office of Sponsored Research, and others to provide innovative and effective service to digital scholarship projects.
• Leads, coordinates and manages the examination, review, and disposition of new electronic resource opportunities; oversees the selection, acquisition, payment, and activation of electronic resources including license review and negotiation; and coordinates vendor communications or evaluations, including demos and trials.
• Monitors and maintains the electronic resources budget in consultation with the Head of Technical Services• Manages serials and database evaluations by compiling and analyzing usage data from multiple sources, including ILS and vendor COUNTER reports to make selection and deselection recommendations
• Establishes, maintains and troubleshoots access to electronic resources.
• Catalogs and manages online resources and print serials holdings, including the coordination and design of metadata quality control for all digital projects and collections.
• Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content.
• Participates in original cataloging of all formats and metadata creation activities in the library;
• Applies current methods of organizing serials, electronic resources, and investigating and applying new methods for organizing information resources using established and emerging bibliographic control mechanisms and metadata standards;
• Develops standards and procedures for authority control work; creates authority records for names, series, subjects and documents authority decisions as needed;
• Additional duties; develops and coordinates usability studies related to digital collections; participates in grant proposal writing and budget planning for digital collections; assists with training and instruction regarding the creation and use of digital collections; keeps essential records and statistics and prepares reports as necessary;
• Participates in the Library’s liaison program, which may include the selection of information resources and instructional activities.

• Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent;
• Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and cataloging and classification standards;
• Experience with OCLC Connexion;
• Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards;
• Experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and presenting digital information; demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate, and implement multiple projects;
• Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, and colleagues;
• Demonstrated problem-solving and workflow-analysis skills, as well as an aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and organization;
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
• Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment;

• Experience with the Ex Libris ALEPH integrated library system;• Experience with MS Office including Access; with an understanding of SQL
• Experience with digital serials, knowledge bases (especially Serials Solutions) and electronic resource management systems;
• A strong commitment to scholarly communication;
• Experience with a journal publishing system, such as OJS

Position is 12-month, full-time, Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track. Initial 2 year contract. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experienc. Comprehensive benefits package. Preferred start date: August 22, 2011.

Apply online at and submit a letter of application, resume, and name/title/contact informationof 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review begins July 15, 2011. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Questions may be directed to:
Kate Pitcher, Chair of Search Committee
Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo
College CircleGeneseo, NY 14454

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Business Manager: SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

Business Manager:

Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo seeks a Business Manager to be responsible for the implementation of high-level programmatic and administrative matters involving library budget planning, monitoring, procurement, facilities, and collections. In addition, the position has delegated responsibility for liaison with campus offices and external contacts on behalf of the Director of Milne Library. The library is known for original and creative projects, has a staff of 30 FTE, a budget of over two million dollars, and serves about 5,500 students and 265 faculty.

Qualifications: Master's in Business Administration or Human Resources, or Master's degree in Library Information Sciences (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent; 3 years experience in administrative or program support within a library, human resources department, or business; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Complete description and preferred qualifications available at:

Position is 12-month, full-time, senior level position within the library. Initial 1 yr. contract renewable. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Preferred start date: August 22, 2011.

To apply, submit an online professional application at and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

SUNY Geneseo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Library Director: Berkeley College, New York, NY

Library Director: Berkeley College, Manhattan Campus Libraries

Position Summary: Provide vision and leadership in the day-to-day
operation, supervision and continued development of three sites.

Qualifications: An earned Masters Degree in Library/Information Science
plus a minimum of 3 years prior supervisory experience; knowledge of
integrated library systems; the ability to track input / output data and
report on activity; experience in planning and budget development;
outstanding communication and interpersonal skills needed to be an
effective advocate and spokesperson for the College library; ability to
develop collections and manage services; demonstrated knowledge of
electronic resources and computer applications; presentation and planning
skills necessary to deliver information literacy instruction using ACRL
standards, outcomes and measurements; and a commitment to student success.

Benefits include: faculty status; a 12 month academic calendar year that
includes five weeks paid vacation, plus holidays. 401K plan, contribution
health, dental, vision and prescription coverage, discounts, life
insurance, a voluntary healthy living program and more. Salary low/mid
$70,000 range.

Berkeley College Manhattan Campuses offer 22 undergraduate programs of
study and currently serves > 3000 students.

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METRO Workship: The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle

Please join METRO online next Wednesday, July 27th for “The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle” - a webinar that is sure to enlighten participants on the effects that e-books could have on reading and librarianship.


What happens to our rights as readers when books go digital? Librarian Alycia Sellie and Technologist Matthew Goins will challenge the status quo of book digitization and argue that a careless migration to electronic books may destroy well-established rights that readers have held historically with print. More than just an issue of convenience, this talk will examine restrictive licensing agreements and closed technologies used in current digitization projects and outline alternatives.

To learn more or to register for this program, please visit

Access Services Librarian: LaGuardia Community Collge, Long Island City, NY

Job Title: Access Services Librarian
Instructor or Assistant Professor
Job ID: 4439

Location: LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101


The candidate will provide leadership and supervision for the Library's Access Services unit. Responsibilities will include developing and evaluating a large support staff, managing the unit's scheduling and workflow, strategic planning, and assisting library users with circulation issues. Additional duties include overseeing a busy Reserves Collection and stack maintenance. Candidate will act as liaison to the university-wide Office of Library Services on matters concerning circulation and the Aleph operating system. Candidate will participate in the Library's instruction programs and serve at the Reference desk. S/he will also contribute to overall library collection development by serving as a liaison to faculty in assigned department/program areas to solicit recommendations of titles for acquisition in support of designated curriculum/subject areas. Provides support to designated departments to review curriculum items and grant proposals.

ALA accredited MLS degree required for appointment as an Instructor. ALA accredited MLS degree plus second master's degree or doctorate required for an appointment as an Assistant Professor.
Candidate should have 2 years of working experience preferably in Circulation or Access Services. Candidate should also have experience working with an automated library management system.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work with people in a collegial, collaborative environment are also requirements for the position. Supervisory experience will be a plus.

Commensurate with education and experience.


Log on to:
Click on "Employment"
Scroll down to "Application for Employment".
Click on "Search Job Listings"
Search for the job posting at LaGuardia Community College.

Applicants must upload one document which includes cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click the appropriate link to register. Applications must be submitted through CUNYfirst.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Position Description:

Cornell University Library seeks an experienced and innovative public services professional to serve in a new position: the Visual Resources and Public Services Librarian. Working under the direction of the Director of the Music and Fine Arts Libraries, the VR&PS Librarian will serve as the primary point of contact for students, faculty and staff in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning on topics related to finding and using digital image resources; the person in the position will also serve as a visual resources contact person for library staff and other members of the Cornell community. In addition, the individual will oversee outreach and instruction in the Fine Arts Library, as well as providing one-on-one assistance through consultations and reference. The individual in this position should have a deep working knowledge of current visual resources and their associated digital technologies for research, teaching and presentation purposes. She/he should also demonstrate a commitment to understanding, evaluating, and implementing emerging technologies based on their pedagogical uses within the fields of architecture, art, planning, design, and landscape architecture and be able to facilitate the transition from traditional visual media to digital media. A record of and commitment to effective and dynamic service to all patron groups, and demonstrated successful interpersonal skills are required to succeed in this position.

The VR Librarian will work closely with faculty and students to ascertain their needs and how to effectively integrate new resources into the evolving curricula of the departments. The individual must take a pro-active role in helping faculty and students navigate the wide range of services available through CUL and various campus entities. He/she will take an active role in CUL’s Visual Resources Working Group, and will work synergistically with librarians and digital consultants throughout the library system and campus community to inform and coordinate the support of visual and digital image resources on a campus-wide basis.

The VR Librarian will be responsible for the purchase and promotion of new discipline-specific image resources at both the local and institutional levels. Other responsibilities include: visual and information literacy instruction, research consultations, workshop development and presentation. Promotional activities include: curatorial responsibility for digital displays of new materials in public areas; keeping the library website up-to-date with information on resources and technological tools and applications; and use of social media technologies to connect users with both subscription-based and freely available image content. This individual will also serve as a liaison to appropriate information technology personnel. She/he will work closely with the Architecture Librarian & Coordinator of Collections to provide a wide range of outstanding services to the user community.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a team of staff within an art, architecture, fine arts, or design library setting. Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and library colleagues. The successful candidate should have at least two years of academic library experience, and an understanding of and enthusiasm for new technologies and their application in the evolving academic/information environment. Involvement in, or interest in becoming involved in appropriate professional associations. A graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art or design field and an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution are required.


Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is one of the university's seven endowed colleges, and the departments of architecture and planning are consistently ranked near the top of their fields nationally. AAP is committed to the belief that art and design are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands deep expertise both in a specific discipline and in the liberal arts. Students and faculty in the College make extensive use of visual materials in their teaching and research.

With the completion of the College’s new studio addition Milstein Hall, AAP is reprogramming portions of the existing buildings, including the existing FAL. The FAL is scheduled to move from Sibley Hall into Rand Hall in the near future, triggering both a spatial and programmatic reconceptualization of the library to fully integrate new technologies and innovative space usage. The College recently moved away from slides as the principle medium of visual images, and the VR Librarian will need to provide to a high level of service in assisting with this transition. The faculty, students and administration of the college will turn to the VR Librarian for leadership and vision in realizing a world-class, contemporary art and design library.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2011. To apply for this position go to, search under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number 15342. Follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For additional information or confidential inquiries, please contact Bonna J. Boettcher, Chair, Visual Resources Librarian Search Committee, at or 607-255-7126.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.