Rockefeller University University Librarian in New York, New York

Job Title University Librarian

Employment Status

Laboratory / Department Library

Department Description

The mission of Markus Library is to support and enhance the University's research programs and to promote the reputation and influence of the University. Utilizing its own extensive collections in the life sciences that support the research interests of the University, and a wide array of information resources licensed beyond the University, the Library is able to provide the faculty, staff and students scientific information support needed to advance their research goals. Using technology, a variety of collaborative relationships, and networking and outreach activities, the library supports and advances scholarly communication and the advancement of knowledge.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the University's Associate VP & Chief Information Officer, the University Librarian will work across the administrative departments and the laboratories to identify challenges, opportunities, and collaborations to provide proactive library resources and services in support of research. The University Librarian will provide leadership in scholarly communication, mentorship of the library staff, management of the library's resources, and innovation to support the efficiency and success of the University's scientific endeavors. The University Librarian will understand the roles and commitments of the University to research, teaching, and community outreach and aligns the library's goals and activities to contribute to the success of these endeavors. Will be responsible for helping to define and execute a vision that adds data management and scientific data curation to the Library's already existing portfolio.

Job Requirements

Advanced degree in science and/or Master's degree in library information science required; the Medical Library Association's AHIP credentials preferred. Must have a demonstrated understanding of strategic trends in research librarianship, in particular maintaining knowledge of the state of the art technologies and tools. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience managing a diverse group of information professionals and building collaborative and cohesive work environments. Experience cultivating a peer network of scientific and library colleagues is desirable. Knowledge of, and experience with, Ex Libris' ALMA/Primo integrated library system is a plus. Must be familiar with the major scientific publishing houses, and have experience negotiating contracts, licenses, and renewals. Must have an understanding of digital library collection, preservation, and curation. Must be change oriented and be able to effectively manage continuous change. Must have an understanding of cataloging and metadata standards and systems, as well as the development of ontologies. Thorough knowledge of and experience using the suite of NCBI tools, with the NIH website, and with repository submission requirements and processes is required. Must have knowledge of, and ability to use, the major STEM databases and to teach others to use them. Must possess a strong sense of ownership and accountability, along with a positive, constructive approach with an emphasis on collaboration and good execution.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans