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  • Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Outreach
    University Libraries
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a highly collaborative, strategic, and empathetic visionary to lead and implement initiatives that engage UB faculty, researchers, and students at every stage of the scholarly process. Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, the Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Outreach serves as a member of the Libraries’ senior management team and provides leadership and deep expertise in facilitating and supporting the products and process of scholarship that advance intellectual discovery. The Research, Collections & Outreach (RCO) unit supports instruction services and innovative pedagogy, liaison and outreach services, and collection management with approximately 34 FTE.

    As the Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Outreach, your primary duties will include:

    • Actively contributing to the senior management team for operational and long-term strategic direction and effectiveness.

    • Directing all aspects of the portfolio, ensuring the library’s strategic and operational plans are incorporated into and accomplished through unit goals and objectives.

    • Providing overall direction for liaison activities and innovative outreach services for Education Services, Health Sciences Information Services, Science and Engineering Library Services, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Research Data Services

    • Developing strategies for cultivating collaborative working relationships among academic faculty, librarians, staff, and students that proactively align services with academic priorities.

    • Guiding, developing, and supervising middle managers directly and through them managing additional faculty and staff, empowering them to be creative problem-solvers and make decisions through involvement in teams, committees, and work groups.

    • Providing leadership and support for the development of content selection strategies to create and promote the Libraries’ extensive principal collections in all formats and assessing collection needs of new academic programs.

    • Leading long-term planning, collaboration and assessment for collection services and projects that advance the Libraries’ strategic plan while maintaining oversight of the materials budget (approximately $10M in FY2022-2023).

    • Guiding the tenure and promotion process for University Libraries’ faculty, including mentoring, coaching and career development and preparing dossiers for the unit’s professional staff who are eligible for permanent appointment or promotion.

    • Engaging in research and scholarship and contributing through service at the institutional and professional levels.

    Based upon qualifications, experience, the University’s standards for continuing appointment and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, service, and scholarship, we anticipate appointing the successful candidate at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

    We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

    Outstanding Benefits Package

    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About the University Libraries
    SUNY’s largest academic research library offers an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services, and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.

    About The University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities


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