Resource Sharing Coordinator

Penfield Library

State University of New York at Oswego seeks an energetic, innovative and service-oriented librarian to join Penfield Library as Resource Sharing Coordinator.  

Posting Date: March 26, 2015  

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin May 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit:

Date of Appointment:    August 17, 2015  

Description of Responsibilities:    Lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, and lead active participation in regional (NNYLN), state (IDS, a nationally recognized cooperative), and worldwide lending/borrowing partnerships. Supervise unit staff, and collaborate extensively with librarian colleagues to serve students and faculty studying diverse subject matter on-campus, at off-site locations, and online. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and collection development.  This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Library Director.   The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:  

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library's Interlibrary Loan Unit (ILL), including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
  • Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers and adjunct librarian assistants).
  • Oversee and actively participate in ILL request fulfillment.
  • Oversee and maintain Custom Holdings.
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
  • Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software, which currently includes ILLiad and Odyssey.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of partners, including Penfield Library Coordinators of Library Technology, Collection Development and Access Services, the Distance Learning Librarian, and Resource Sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development, and optionally, instruction.  
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.

 The successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship and service, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.  

Required qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution, or the equivalent from another country, by the time of hire.
  • Experience working in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan, including use of Resource Sharing software.
  • Supervisory, leadership, and/or project management experience.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

     Preferred qualifications:

  • Three to five years of relevant library experience.
  • Experience with ILLiad, OCLC, and/or Odyssey software.
  • Knowledge of the essential components of consortial agreements and copyright.  
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.

 To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing all required qualifications, a copy of transcripts with conferment date, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three current references electronically to:  

Questions about the position may be directed to:    Marilyn Ochoa,

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research.   Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 7 adjunct faculty, and 17 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.  Penfield Library strongly supports the professional development of its faculty and staff.  Mentoring opportunities are available within the Library, throughout the University, and via the Office of the Associate Provost for Multicultural Opportunities and Programs.  

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" in 2010, a "Best Value" college by USA Today for 2014, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or protected veteran status.  For our full non-discrimination policy, see In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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