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Facilities Planning and Management Officer, University at Buffalo Libraries (Buffalo, NY)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, customer-focused, results-oriented professional to serve as the Facilities Planning and Management Officer (FPMO), the principal representative for the University Libraries on facilities and space planning matters. In this role you will oversee all facilities-related activities for the University Libraries, including maintenance, emergency plans, safety and security activities, and create working relationships with multiple staff and units at the University at Buffalo (e.g., custodial staff, University Police, etc.). Working in a team environment, you will collaborate with the Vice Provost for University Libraries and other members of the senior leadership team to implement the Libraries’ facilities master plan in order to support the learning, teaching, research, creative, and community outreach activities of UB’s students, faculty, and staff. In addition, you will serve as the point person for coordinating a wide range of space planning and renovation projects. As the FPMO, you will report to the Vice Provost for University Libraries.

The successful candidate will be able to employ a user-centered, participatory-design and/or data-driven approach to creating and improving physical spaces that enable innovative forms of research, teaching, learning, and collaboration to occur in the Libraries. We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing strong mentoring and professional development opportunities in an environment where smart risk taking and design thinking is encouraged and celebrated. If you can see yourself as part of this environment, please apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of facility planning and management experience within a higher education setting, a libraries setting, and/or a museum setting.
  • Experience leading and managing effective teams with the ability to foster strategic innovation, inspire and empower staff, and build trust.
  • Proficiency with standard desktop computing tools.
  • Proven evidence of organizational skills with the ability to develop specific goals, prioritize plans, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to conceptualize the nature of complex problems that arise and determine solutions that are cost-effective, innovative, and meet university or SUNY guidelines and/or policies.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups to build consensus for new and innovative programs and services.
  • Ability to create a working environment where internal and external customer service needs and expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, listening, and writing skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.
  • Ability to create and cultivate productive relationships and collaborations with the University at Buffalo’s facilities and capital planning communities, and with external partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of facility planning and management experience within a higher education setting, a libraries setting, and/or a museum setting.
  • Broad knowledge of campus and system-wide policies relating to facilities, environment, health and safety and any applicable laws and regulations in these areas.
  • Experience managing a budget for facilities repairs and renovations.
  • Experience analyzing data and preparing reports for senior leadership.

To apply:

Visit and search for posting number P1800191. All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position. Please provide contact information for three professional references, including email addresses, at the end of your cover letter. At the time of hire, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for a period of at least two years. The posting closes on 09/11/2018. We are currently accepting applications and anticipate filling this position by 11/15/2018.

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Sr. Manager Research and Instruction Services, RIT Libraries (Rochester, NY)

The Sr. Manager of Research and Instruction Services is responsible for the leadership and management of Wallace Library’s Research and Instruction Services department which includes reference consultation services, faculty liaison, curriculum-based instruction, the development and maintenance of information services and the review of Wallace Library’s collections to support RIT curricula and the research and scholarship of RIT students and faculty.

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Assistant Director for Technical Services, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

The Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) seeks an Assistant Director for Technical Services.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Assistant Director for Technical Services leads and manages all of RMC’s technical services functions, including archival description, rare materials cataloging, and digital projects. In cooperation with RMC staff, other library units, and national and international partners, s/he provides strategic planning for RMC’s processing and cataloging systems and services and helps set the direction for the development of new digital initiatives that promote the discoverability of RMC’s collections. As part of RMC’s senior leadership team, the Assistant Director works closely with colleagues to ensure smooth operations across the Division.

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Library Operations Manager, Syracuse University Libraries

Operations Manager plays a mission-critical role in the Libraries’ coordination of operational matters with the Office of Human Resources. Working in close collaboration the Senior HR Business Partner, this individual will ensure that the Libraries’ are operating in compliance with HR policies and procedures.

The Operations Manager will work with the Office of Human Resources’ Labor Relations team involving matters relating to hiring and discipline of bargaining unit employees, and the HR Talent team for all recruiting and hiring needs, including the coordination a student employment program that hires over 200 students each year.

In addition, this position works with Library departments to optimize the outcomes and results of our strategic initiatives. The Operations Manager will work with all departments to ensure a seamless orientation system that continues through the first few years of an employee’s career. Considered attention to the need for librarians to meet specific criteria for promotion within ranks will be needed and this position works closely with the Library’s mentoring team to ensure that all have the opportunity to progress.

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Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, Law Library (Syracuse, NY)

The Syracuse University Law Library invites applications for a Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, to provide reference and research support to College of Law faculty and to foster relationships with alumni and with the local bar generally.

The Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, will collaborate with other law librarians and staff to develop initiatives that enhance the research experience of faculty and their student assistants, and will craft and implement programs that showcase Law Library collections and services to College of Law alumni and other local attorneys.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany Libraries (Albany, NY)

Scholarly Communication Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

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Ship Librarian, SUNY Maritime College (Bronx, NY)

Job Description:
The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College announces the position of Ship’s Librarian aboard the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI during the 2018 Summer Sea Term.  The Ship’s Librarian serves as the sole information professional and head of the library aboard the ship.  The ship’s library serves as the repository of information aboard the ship.  It contains a collection over 3,000 titles and computer terminals with access to academic electronic resources.
The ship’s librarian is expected to:
  • Provide reference service including reader’s advisory and other information queries from cadets, crew, and officers
  • Manage the library collection including circulation and cataloging
  • Remain in constant communication with the library ashore
  • Maintain and report daily statistics to the library ashore
  • Provide regular communication and blog updates to be disseminated to the college community
  • Create port guides to be disseminated to crew and students
  • Supervise cadet library assistants
  • Manage the showing of nightly films to the ship community
Required Qualifications:
*The Library and Regiment Department will be available to offer guidance as the successful candidate will be required to supply the following documents at the date of appointment*
  • 2 years of professional experience in libraries or related experience
  • US Passport
  • TWIC
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Valid Medical Certificate – Note: The Medical Certificate is issued with the original MMC; however it must be renewed every 2-years.
  • DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Documentation
Application Instructions:
Full description and the link to apply can be found here:
Persons interested in the above position should indicate which cruise period [Cruise A, Cruise B, or Full Cruise] option they prefer. When applying online, please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter including cruise option (Cruise A, Cruise B or Full Cruise)
  • Three recent references
Returning Applicants – Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

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Systems Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library (Geneva, NY)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill the position of
Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The successful candidate will be a creative
and motivated individual with a strong commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of
technology in service to teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range
of library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of library services;
web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection of technologies that will contribute to
the richness of the Library’s services and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity
to join a team of librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

• Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides,
• Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and
• Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g.
PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
• Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation of data for
use by various systems.
• Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, and
maintain local documentation.
• Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
• Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new information
• Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
• Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work
• Experience working with an integrated library system.
• Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured markup and
common scripting languages.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
• Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative partnerships.
• Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested
applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the names with contact
information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send an email to

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