Instructor or Assistant Professor - Technical Services Librarian
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College invites
applications for the position of Technical Services Librarian at the rank of
Instructor or Assistant Professor. The candidate will perform original
cataloging, oversee and maintain vendor-ready cataloging for print and ebooks
and serials. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to one or more
academic departments and share responsibility for committee and department
assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as
may be assigned.
CUNY is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to increasing the
diversity of its workforce, and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining
professionals who share the College's commitment to equity. It welcomes
nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including
minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as
others who would bring additional perspectives to the university's mission.
Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through
their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of
the Queensborough Community College's greatest strengths, and a necessary
element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract
and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the
unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the
As a community college in the CUNY system, our diverse student population
primarily takes general education and lower division courses for university
transfer. Library faculty members have an eleven month calendar with 40
vacation days. Faculty on the Assistant Professor tenure track receive
reassigned time to pursue scholarship. For faculty in Assistant Professor
rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion.
Some evening or weekend shifts may be required.
-Function as subject specialist in assigned curricular areas, including
collection development, communication and consultation with subject faculty.
Serve at reference (in person and remote) and offer information literacy
-Lead library's efforts in developing and maintaining a current library
collection which supports the learning and research needs of the QCC students,
faculty, and staff
-Represent QCC on the CUNY Office of Library Services Cataloging Committee and
other technical services committees
-Coordinate QCC library liaison process, collaborates with other librarians
and staff supporting library activities related to acquisitions, collections,
fullfillment, reserve and interlibrary loans
-Provide traditional and virtual service at a reference desk, online and in
-Support course related Information literacy instruction and teaching of
general information literacy skills
-Collaborate in efforts to engage college community in effective use of
library services that enables better participation in the academic life of the
college and results in greater awareness among faculty members of the
resources and services of the library
Supervise support staff.
-May include other duties as assigned
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library
Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-
For the Assistant Professor title, a second graduate degree is required. For
the Instructor title, faculty must complete the Assistant Professor
requirement for an additional graduate degree within five years.
Preferred qualifications include:
Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community
Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
Experience working in library technical services or related field
Experience working in an academic or research library
Familiarity with Ex Libris, OCLC, or related products
Knowledge of cataloging best practices, familiarity with RDA
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering
health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and
savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research,
scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty
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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
February 2, 2022.
Review of resumes to begin immediately.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to
apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected
groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the
basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or
gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.