Librarian for Sociology and Psychology

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-05-16

Employer: New York University

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Subject specialist supporting the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology and the Departments of Psychology and Applied Psychology. Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

This position serves as the primary library liaison to the above departments, with special emphases on supporting the intensive use of data by scholars in these areas and maintaining deep ties with the Libraries’ Data Service Studio; building and curating collections in all formats; continuing a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; and developing responsive and innovative information and outreach services. Additionally, subject librarians actively engage with faculty, publishers, and vendors to bring about changes in the system of scholarly publishing and communications.

This position acts as a vital member of the Libraries’ Humanities and Social Sciences Center and reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries. The incumbent is deeply engaged and contributes skills and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries. The incumbent works creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and to take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.

 ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure; minimum three years of relevant library experience; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate course work in Sociology, and/or Psychology. A background in  Economics would also be desirable. Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is highly desirable.

Archived on: 2012-06-16