The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a Reference and Research
Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a
collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission
of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and
students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet
their research, teaching and learning needs.
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within NYU's global network.
It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that
is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with
liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great
cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU
Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of
transformative teaching and innovative research.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a
multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and
idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York,
Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers
across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in
pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary
endeavors, both local and global.
The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of
academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU
Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources
of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an
opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and
facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented
population. NYU Shanghai is scheduled to open September
2013 with a class of 200 freshman and 150 visiting students, and is expected
to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400
along with selected graduate programs.
The Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to
a group of academic departments appropriate to the incumbent's academic
background, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that
support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction,
consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach
and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and
initiatives as appropriate.
Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across
NYU's global network is an important job expectation.
Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and
professional activities outside of the university.
ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized international equivalent
Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference
High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and
information services, instruction, and research services
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service
Academic background in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Second masters degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic
Experience in a research university library
Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
Prior international experience
Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a
generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the
name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez,
Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington
Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to
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this position. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting
qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
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