Position: Serials/Database Coordinator
Deadline Date: Open until filled
Description: The Serials/Database Coordinator is responsible for evaluating, managing, and promoting the collection of print and electronic serials and databases. Duties include supervising the periodicals department including coverage of the periodicals service desk, training clerical staff and student assistants, and compiling statistical data on usage, as well as occasional reference desk service and library instruction. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to user-centered service and will participate in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, committees, and professional development.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree, 30 additional graduate credits, and three–four years’ serials/database experience required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and collaborative skills and will work both independently and in a team environment. S/he will have experience in selecting database products, will be familiar with serials-related technologies used to provide access to databases and electronic resources, will have experience with serials control in an integrated system environment, and will be knowledgeable regarding the serials and database marketplaces. Second Master’s degree and work experience in an academic library environment are highly desirable.
To apply: Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information of three references (not letters) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Library Dean’s Office, LLC Room 517, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a tenure-track position. Long Island University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, and paid research time.
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, an urban oasis located in vibrant downtown Brooklyn, is easy commuting distance to many charming residential neighborhoods and is one train stop from Manhattan. The campus 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, 500 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, more than 50,000 ebooks and over 300 databases providing access to tens of thousands of electronic resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/.