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Head of Access Services - Tenure Track (Open Rank Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian)

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Salary Level/Grade: N2
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Drake Memorial Library


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.   

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!  

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.   

Job Summary: Drake Memorial Library seeks a collaborative and equity focused librarian for the role of Head of Access Services. The Head of Access Services will provide leadership and strategic direction for the Access Services unit including circulation, stacks management, reserves, interlibrary loan, room bookings, and space use in the library. They will foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for a knowledgeable team of 4 Library Clerks and 2 professional staff members, engaging staff in collaborative planning and decision making. They will develop and implement assessment strategies for services, functions, and student use of library space, using the results to improve library services. The successful candidate will be an advocate for inclusive and equitable access to library services, resources, and spaces, looking for creative ways to eliminate barriers to access. They will collaborate closely with librarians in other units to coordinate activities and services.

This is a faculty position, eligible for promotion and tenure in accordance with policies and procedures of SUNY, SUNY Brockport, and Drake Memorial Library.

Some evenings and weekends required.
Minimum Qualifications:

• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
• Minimum of three years of library experience in public services or access services demonstrating increasing leadership responsibilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships with colleagues and peers (e.g. through committees, projects, teams, etc.).
• The ability to communicate effectively, listen well, and respond to student, staff, and faculty needs.
• Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
• The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tasks.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in resource sharing, circulation, and/or library reserves.
• For appointment at the Associate Librarian rank: Evidence of the ability to engage in scholarship, service, and/or creative achievements as required for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience supervising full-time or part-time staff (not including student employees).
• Experience with Alma, including Alma analytics.
• Experience with ILLiad, including addons and web reports.
• Experience managing projects.
• Experience using evidence-based approaches to support improvements to library services.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Some evenings and weekends required
Salary and Benefits: Senior Assistant Librarian - $61,403 - $67,635, Associate Librarian - $65,627 - $72,189
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit jobs.hr.brockport.edu to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. 

Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at tgouger@brockport.edu. Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an 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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