Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coordinator of Reference Services

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Coordinator of Reference Services, Assistant to Associate Professor at Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus Library

Description:  Develop and direct innovative, user-oriented reference services. Provide vision and leadership; manage departmental operations; integrate information technologies, including virtual and distance learning, to enhance services and user tools. Develop and implement strategic planning goals, objectives, policies, and assessment measures. Participate in collection development in designated curriculum areas in both print and electronic formats to support user/curriculum needs. Supervise all operations and personnel involved in reference and instruction. Must possess strong management skills and be a team player.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum 5 years of related work and supervisory experience in an academic library; a demonstrated record of leadership and innovation; expertise in and a broad knowledge of trends and standards. Must possess a record of successful library supervision and management, superior problem-solving and planning capabilities, strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, and a demonstrated commitment to customer service. Thirty additional graduate credits beyond the MLS required for assistant professor appointment.

To apply: Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information of three references (not letters) to: 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

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