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Head of Research and Instruction Services Librarian

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SUNY Budget Title: Librarian
Salary Level/Grade: N1
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Drake Memorial Library


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.   

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. 

Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport.  

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.   

Job Summary: SUNY Brockport's Drake Memorial Library is seeking a passionate, creative, and collaborative leader for the newly reorganized Research and Instruction Services department. The Head of Research and Instruction Services will oversee a dynamic team of 5 experienced faculty librarians in their work supporting library instruction, scholarly communication, research services, the University archives, and the digital repository. With a focus on student success, equity, and inclusion, they will work collaboratively and strategically, support the liaison activities of librarians, manage projects, and assess programs to help the library understand and respond to research and information needs. The position will require an accessible manager who sets clear goals, supports librarians they supervise, uses data to inform their decision-making process, and contributes to a positive workplace environment. The successful candidate will actively foster an equitable and inclusive workplace and work effectively with a diverse university community.

The Head of Research and Instruction Services will serve as a liaison to one or more assigned academic departments or programs initially including the Academic Success Center. In this role, they will teach classes, create asynchronous assignments and tutorials, consult with students about research, develop the library materials collection, and support faculty scholarship. They will coordinate library instruction for our first-year experience courses and other large scale instruction programs.

They will collaborate closely with technical services librarians to coordinate activities and services. The successful candidate will collaborate across campus to advance library priorities and promote library services. Some evenings and weekends required.

This is a faculty position, eligible for promotion and tenure in accordance with policies and procedures of SUNY, SUNY Brockport, and Drake Memorial Library.
Minimum Qualifications:

• MLS, MLIS or equivalent, from an ALA accredited institution.
• At least 5 years of progressive and relevant work experience including substantial work in a leadership role, preferably in an academic library.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver information literacy instruction in line with evidence-based pedagogical practices.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships with colleagues and peers.
• Excellent interpersonal written, verbal, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated leadership in building and managing innovative library research and instruction programs or services.
• Evidence of the ability to engage in scholarship and/or creative achievements as required for appointment at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience delivering information literacy instruction in multiple modalities (e.g., face to face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous).
• Knowledge of, or experience with, open access, scholarship, and copyright.
• Demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively with faculty on issues related to instruction or scholarly communication.
• Knowledge of and experience with authentic assessment methods for instruction including the ability to put these methods into practice.
• A record of professional contributions through writing, presentation, grants, or research collaborations.
• Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Occasional evenings and weekends required.
Salary and Benefits: $77,481 - $81,355
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit jobs.hr.brockport.edu to complete an application. Applications should include a resume/CV, contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter that addresses (1) how they meet the minimum and preferred requirements, (2) their philosophy of library support to students, (3) their teaching philosophy, and (4) their commitment to diversity in alignment with campus values.
Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.


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