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Head of Acquisitions
STONY BROOK NY 11790
Category: Education
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Head of Acquisitions
Head of Acquisitions

Required Qualifications


Master's in library from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of
education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in serials
and electronic resources management. Experience with facilitating access to serials
and resources through library catalogs and discovery tools. Evidence of successful
and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential
for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge
access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning,
and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change,
to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and
motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities,
including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge
of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of
library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources.
Supervisory and training experience.


Preferred Qualifications


Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
Knowledge of and experience with vendor license negotiations and consortial collection
of development. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly
communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library
system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated
ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and
academic faculty. Strong service orientation.


Responsibilities & Requirements



Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head
of Acquisitions provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including
supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Acquisitions
will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance,
committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University
standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent
will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected
candidate will be responsible for the following:



+ Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Department of Acquisitions, including
regular review of department faculty librarians and professional staff.


+ Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered,
holistic serials and electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging
information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.


+ Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing
efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building
sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.


+ Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish and document policies and procedures,
and set priorities in serials and electronic resources management.


+ Train, evaluate, and supervise departmental staff, and ensure compliance with local
policy and procedure, resource license agreements, as well as best practices in the
profession.


+ Provide budget and collection data to Director of Collection and Resource Management
and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, as well as liaison librarians
as appropriate.


+ Administer and allocate expenditures for serials and electronic resources in library
management system.


+ Manage troubleshooting and resolution of access issues, consulting and advising Library
IT staff as appropriate.


+ Manage subscription renewals and monitor vendors to ensure quality service and accurate
pricing.


+ Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management to assess, implement,
and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing and/or automation of departmental
work as appropriate.


+ Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education
organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries/ discovery and
delivery operations and services.


+ Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership
to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the
infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.


+ Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection
Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control
policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.




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. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However,
to guarantee consideration, please apply by July 5, 2018.


Pursuant 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
info@goer.ny.gov.





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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.


Application Procedure


Those interested in this position should fill out an online
Applicant Information Survey
, submit a
State Employment Application
,
cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply. Alternately, you may submit your application
package to the departmental email, address or fax below.


Apply



Pamela DiPasquale


University Libraries Personnel


Melville Library, Room S1430B


Stony Brook University


Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300


Email:
library_hosaerm_F97541703@stonybrook.edu



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 sizeable 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 nationally 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 integrates library
system and have recently deployed EBSCO'S Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and
Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.



Official Job Title:
Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian


REF#:
F-9754-18-06-F


Campus:
Stony Brook West Campus


Department:
University Libraries


Salary:
Commensurate with Experience


Posting Start Date:
06/05/2018


Posting End Date:
07/05/2018



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure
Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on
07/05/2018, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


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Job Category:

Faculty and Librarian

Posting Date:

06/05/2018








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