Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Occupying four newly renovated levels in the Mendel Gottesman Library Building (levels 2 through 3A), the Pollack Library offers a wide range of collections and services in support of University academic programs, both undergraduate and graduate. With its collection of over 317,000 physical volumes, and access to more than 50,000 electronic-journals, several hundred databases, and 428,000 electronic book titles shared with other libraries at the Wilf and Beren Campuses, the Pollack Library provides students and faculty members with a vast array of information sources. Computing, wireless access, scanning, copying and printing services, along with software tools such as electronic reserves and citation programs, support research and learning activities.
The Head Librarian is responsible for supporting the educational enterprise of the University by envisioning and overseeing a broad range of mission-driven and operational areas, including research services, instruction, access services, course reserves, and interlibrary loan. Developing and maintaining collections in all fields excluding Jewish Studies, the Head Librarian supervises professional and support staff members who also maintain collections and provide services. The Head Librarian ensures effective outreach to students, faculty, and scholars.
The Head Librarian works under the guidance of the Director of University Libraries and supervises unionized professional librarians, supervisory professional librarians, and unionized support staff. In addition, this position will manage a discretionary materials budget of $200,000.
Monday- Thursday, 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM -2:30 PM, may work alternate schedule one day per week, 12:30 PM -9:00 PM
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A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.