SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Faculty)
Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Budget Title: Assistant Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian
Local Title: Research & Education Librarian
Posting Date: October 29, 2018
Duties: The Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track Sr. Assistant or Assistant Librarian position.
The candidate will join the Research and Education Team, a collaborative group of librarians who work creatively with the campus community across disciplines, in co-curricular experiences, and within the general education curriculum. Working within this team, the candidate will participate in the reference, instruction and academic liaison programs we provide for students and faculty at SUNY New Paltz. These programs include, but are not limited to: provision of information literacy instruction to classes and groups; provision of general public reference assistance at the Information Desk, virtual reference service, and during individual research consultations; creation of instructional materials utilizing current technologies; participation in collection development and faculty liaison/student mentoring services. Candidate will serve on departmental and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and pursue ongoing professional growth. Occasional weekend reference shifts and one weekly evening reference shift are required as assigned. Assists with special projects as needed.
We value the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff and are especially interested in considering applicants with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.
Qualifications: • An ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science by date of hire
• Demonstrable reference experience, library instruction and/or teaching experience
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong service orientation
• Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based, user-centered environment is critically important
• Academic library experience is highly desirable
• A background in science or engineering and/or proficiency in a foreign language is highly desirable
Contact Information: Electronic submission required. To apply, please visit
Applicants will be required to submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references.
Please include your salary requirements in your letter of application.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.
Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer
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