Head of Reader Services, Binghamton University Libraries - Binghamton, NY
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021 Permalink

The Binghamton University Libraries is delighted to invite creative, innovative and energetic leaders to apply for their Head of Reader Services position. The Head of Reader Services is responsible for the general strategic direction and management of the Reader Services departments housed in library locations across Binghamton’s multiple campuses.

The Head of Reader Services provides advocacy and leadership for circulation, physical collections management, information commons, reserves and resource sharing as they are practiced uniquely in each library location. Collaborating with a supportive team of Assistant and Associate Heads, the Head of Reader Services will help to establish goals, objectives, priorities and performance standards to ensure that the department provides consistent and outstanding services that contribute to student and faculty success at the University.

This position will appeal to those who enjoy:

  • supervising a team of leaders
  • managing multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth
  • communicating across a diverse range of constituencies
  • promoting anti-racist and intersectional practices in the library environment
  • availability of generous professional development funds
  • the benefits of being part of the SUNY Libraries Consortium of 64 campuses statewide

An ALA-accredited MLS degree, or its equivalent, and experience demonstrating progression related to supervising are required. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here:



Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU.

To learn more about Binghamton and the surrounding area check out: https://visitbinghamton.org/

Review of applications will begin on October 15th 2021 and continue until filled.

For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information,

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The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.