Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, with a liaison program that provides information literacy instruction, specialized reference, and collection development in all curricular areas. The Library is an active participant in shared SUNY libraries-wide initiatives. The Library is in a time of change, magnified by the recent pandemic: assessing services, reexamining our organizational structure, exploring new ways of engaging with faculty and new campus partnerships, and planning for future building renovations. Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.
Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty Digital Collections Librarian.
Posting Date: January 31, 2023
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation:Minimum Salary $52,842, commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible (or for Faculty will be date of obligation)
Description of Responsibilities:
The Digital Collections* Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will manage the institutional repository, create and implement digitization projects of items from Archives and Special Collections, and lead in the development of strategy and solutions for handling born-digital materials created by SUNY Oswego faculty, staff, and students. They will:
Collaborate with the College Archivist librarian to provide leadership and supervision of the Archives & Special Collections unit, including strategic planning.
Develop, document and manage procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, digitization, and accessibility of the digital collections. This will also include gathering statistics on collection use and scholarship resulting from the use of the digital collections.
Provide on-site and virtual research assistance to patrons, with a focus on Archives and Special Collections, including some evening and weekend shifts.
Provide instruction, including on the Archives and Special Collections.
Promote awareness and use of digital collections through virtual exhibits, presentations, articles, social media, local media, and other outlets.
Build and maintain relationships with campus offices and departments (e.g. Alumni Development, Student Association, History department) to promote awareness of digital collections.
Administer the college's institutional repository.
Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
Oversee interns and volunteers.
May supervise students or staff.
In addition, this position will be expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (by time of appointment).
Strong customer service orientation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
Outstanding organizational skills.
Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, procedures, and technologies regarding digital curation.
Demonstrated experience with processing, accessioning, and digitizing of materials.
Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.
Experience using PastPerfect, LibGuides, ContentDM Project Client
Experience with born-digital collections
Experience supervising staff and student employees
Experience engaging in outreach initiatives that expand, improve, and promote library services.
Experience with instruction, reference service, and/or collection development.
*Note that "Digital Collections" does not include ebooks or electronic subscription resources, which is handled by the Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian.
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego