SENIOR ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN
Archivist and Instructional Services Librarian
Academic Affairs, Division of
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The Archivist and Instructional Services Librarian is a
tenure-track, full-time academic faculty librarian reporting to the
Director of Libraries. This position leads and manages the
College’s Archives and provides general and subject specialized
library information literacy instruction, reference services, and
collection development for assigned departments.
- Responsible for the management and administration of the
College Archives, a repository of historical materials (physical
and digital) relating to the founding, development, and ongoing
work of SUNY Cortland.
- Organize and process collections to include digitization of
materials, creation of finding aids, acquisition of new collections
and recommendation of preservation strategies.
- Promote awareness of College Archives through outreach and
instructional activities; assist campus, external community and
researchers in using the collection.
- Manage the ongoing development of the library’s digital
repository, Digital Commons.
Instruction and Reference Services
- Provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by
appointment. May work evenings and weekends as appropriate.
- Serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general
and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the
- Participates in the library’s information literacy program by
teaching sessions, creating tutorials and supplemental
- Selects and evaluates materials to be added to the library’s
collections in collaboration with faculty and other library staff;
participates in library-wide collection development programs.
In accordance with the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY Cortland’s
College Handbook, academic librarians will prepare and submit a
portfolio for peer review as stated in the Library Personnel
Committee Policies and Procedures; the criteria reviewed are:
Mastery of Subject; Bibliographic Skills; Teaching; Service,
Professional Growth; Administrative Ability; and Scholarly
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
Reports to the Director of Libraries.
- Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited
- Demonstrated successful working experience in archives and
special collections, preferably in an academic setting.
- Experience with teaching information literacy instruction
programs and providing reference services.
- Familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and
emerging technologies in both libraries and archives.
- Experience with digital repositories such as Dspace, Digital
Commons, ArchivesSpace, or and ContentDM.
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in the use
and preservation of digital collections, both reformatted and
- Knowledge of best practices in information literacy
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative
team member and independently.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (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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- * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please
include the degree program.
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- * Please share your understanding of diversity, equity, and
inclusion and briefly describe your commitment to treating others,
at all levels of the organization with fairness and respect.
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- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Cover Letter
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)