Sunday, October 14, 2007

Librarian for Electronic & Serials Resource

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York, invites applications for librarian positions.

Librarian for Electronic and Serials Resources

The Fashion Institute of Technology seeks an enthusiastic and innovative librarian to lead the Periodicals Department and Interior Design Resource Center (IDRC) of the Gladys Marcus Library. The departments support teaching, learning, and research by offering services, collections, instruction, and outreach. The Librarian, under the Assistant Library Director, is responsible for the departments’ management, services, collections and staffing (two full-time, seven part-time staff); working with Reference Librarians to offer bibliographic instruction; refine online resources collection; and work with faculty to develop the IDRC and Periodicals Department’s electronic and print collections. The Librarian will be expected to maintain and promote interdepartmental communication and participate in library governance as well as participate in campus-wide initiatives and committees. This is a general description and is not to be construed as all inclusive.

This position is a tenure-track, non-classroom faculty position. Appointment will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and professional achievement.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum of two years of academic library experience; strong public service orientation; demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate as part of a team; supervisory experience; demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic information resources and information technologies; outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and interest in developing skills in public service, technical services, and systems management.

Detailed position descriptions can be found at Salary commensurate with experience and professional achievement. Review of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications will include a letter of interest, vitae and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions preferred and should be sent to Hard copies may be sent to Human Resources, FIT, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001. FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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