Research and Instruction Librarian

Brockport, NY
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Salary: Minimum salary $53,145
Created: September 12, 2023


Research and Instruction Librarian

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SUNY Budget Title: Senior Assistant Librarian
Salary Level/Grade: N3
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:SUNY Brockport is currently accepting applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian to work in our Drake Memorial Library. The person we are seeking is an enthusiastic, curious, and collaborative Research and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian will support the success of SUNY Brockport graduate and undergraduate students by serving as a liaison to several academic departments, including those based at the Brockport, NY campus and the Brockport Downtown location in Rochester, NY (for example, Public Administration, Social Work, and Counselor Education).

The Research and Instruction Librarian develops relationships with faculty, staff, and students in liaison departments to meet their library-related needs. They build and manage the Drake Memorial Library collection in their liaison areas, including electronic and print resources. They support the scholarly communication efforts of students, faculty, and staff. They teach information literacy sessions in synchronous classes (both online and in person), asynchronous classes, and one-on-one consultations. They develop and maintain educational materials, such as tutorials or research guides. They participate in reference services at the reference desk and via chat.

Reliable transportation between Brockport and Rochester (~ 20 miles) is required. Some evenings and weekends required. This is an on-campus position, subject to the policies of SUNY, SUNY Brockport, and the Academic Affairs division, currently 5 days a week on campus during the semester.

This is a 12-month faculty position, eligible for promotion and tenure in accordance with policies and procedures of SUNY, SUNY Brockport, and Drake Memorial Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program (MLS, MLIS, etc.) or equivalent by the time of appointment.
• Knowledge of pedagogy and the ACRL Framework.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to achieve team goals (group projects, committees, etc.).
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of strong outreach skills.
• Teaching experience at any level, especially experience teaching information literacy.
• Experience creating education materials (research guides, tutorials, etc.).
• Knowledge of scholarly communications issues related to open access, data management, etc.
• Knowledge of open educational resources, including discovery and promotion.
• Experience supporting the library-related needs of graduate programs.
• Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a changing environment.
• Commitment to lifelong learning.
• Understanding of discipline-specific research practices (as demonstrated through coursework, professional development, liaison work, internships, special projects, etc.).

Work Schedule:Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Some evenings and weekends required.

Salary and Benefits:The Minimum Salary for this position is $53,145.
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

Application Instructions:Visit 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

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 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.

Advertised: 08 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications deadline: Open until filled

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