Thursday, July 22, 2010

Serials/Database Coordinator

Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus Library

The library at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus serves a multicultural community of users and provides extensive access to print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences, with special emphasis on the health sciences in general, and pharmacy and nursing in particular.

This is a tenure-track position. The Serials/Database Coordinator is responsible for evaluating, managing, and promoting the collection of print and electronic serials and databases. Duties include supervising the periodicals department including coverage of the periodicals service desk, training clerical staff and student assistants, and compiling statistical data on usage, as well as occasional reference desk service and library instruction. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to user-centered service and will participate in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, committees, and professional development.

The successful candidate will have experience in selecting database products, will be familiar with serials-related technologies used to provide access to databases and electronic resources, will have experience with serials control in an integrated system environment, and will be knowledgeable regarding the serials and database marketplaces.

ALA-accredited MLS degree, 30 additional graduate credits, and three–four years’ serials/database experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and collaborative skills and will work both independently and in a team environment.

Second Master’s degree and work experience in an academic library environment are highly desirable.

To apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information (not letters) of three references to: Rachel Gleiberman, Long Island University, LLC Room 517, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or via e-mail to

Long Island University is the seventh largest private university in the U.S. It is recognized for its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, and library and information science. The Brooklyn Campus, located in downtown Brooklyn with easy access to Manhattan, enrolls more than 11,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degrees in the various colleges: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, Health Professions, Nursing, Business and Public Administration. With a staff exceeding 40, the library contains 265,000 books, 1,400 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, and nearly 344,000 units of microforms and a collection of AV resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at

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