Acquisitions Strategies Librarian (Assistant Professor) – tenure-track
Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—AU Arts and Humanities, AU STEM and Social Sciences, AU Professions, and AU Health and Wellness.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State and is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 students from 38 states and 46 countries at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs around the state (New York City, the Hudson Valley and across Long Island) and online.
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society, making their mark on the University and the world beyond.
The Acquisition Strategies Librarian provides strategic direction for the acquisition of physical, electronic and emerging format resources. Provides oversight of the Electronic Resource Management system. Supervises Acquisitions personnel. Fosters effective and efficient work-flows and collaboration across functions and units within the Library. Provides leadership in managing publisher/vendor relationships, including license agreements for ebooks, ejournals, databases and streaming resources and evaluation of vendor performance. Keeps current with the community of practice for e- and print acquisitions, and stay abreast of emerging developments within the broader field of scholarly communications.
Other Responsibilities: Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments, with related participation in the Libraries' information literacy program; Provision of reference services and research assistance; represent the library faculty on University and Library committees; participation in professional associations and activities; participation in scholarly and professional activities including research and publishing required for reappointment, tenure and promotion.
Qualifications: This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and for tenure. Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment. It is necessary that the successful candidate will have: a) knowledge of scholarly resources trade and related library vendors; b) previous progressive experience with acquisition operations in an academic environment; c) experience working with Innovative Interfaces or another integrated library system; d) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.
Applicants must apply online at: http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty Adelphi University is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from minority and female candidates. Adelphi is an AA/EEO Employer.