Thursday, May 19, 2011

Reference/Health Sciences Librarian

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Reference/Health Sciences Librarian, Assistant to Associate Professor at Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus Library

Provide reference assistance, curriculum-based bibliographic instruction, collection development, and assessment in the areas of health sciences, pharmacy, and nursing. Produce instructional and tutorial materials, web tools, and participate in information literacy. Work collaboratively to ensure efficient departmental operations and contribute to the management of departmental projects. Opportunity to develop special projects.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS, 3-5 years’ post-MLS reference experience and instructional experience in an academic or medical library; strong service orientation. Ideally, five years’ experience in health-science or medical reference and collection development in the above-mentioned curriculum areas. Thirty additional graduate credits beyond the MLS or second master’s, preferably in the health sciences, required for assistant professor appointment. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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