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Thursday, April 16, 2009

F/T - Ref. Librarian - City College DSI

The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic reference librarian to assist library users in the unique and specialized resources provided by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this tenure-track position is responsible for managing and maintaining a growing collection; providing reference services and research assistance to users; information literacy instruction; developing Dominican-related bibliographic tools; training and scheduling hourly personnel; performing collection development and maintenance duties for the Dominican online collection of resources; development of web site content in assigned areas; coordinating the Library?s collaborative relationships with schools, CBO?s, and other higher education institutions; and for taking a leadership role in the continuing development of the CUNY-DSI Library and increasing the awareness of Dominican scholarship in institutions of higher education in the U.S. The librarian will supervise one full-time staff member and a cohort of student staff.

Required Experience
A minimum of three years of relevant experience working in the field of Dominican/Latino/Latin American studies; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems; a working knowledge of major online information services; familiarity with installation of displays or exhibits; a demonstrated ability to work with researchers, students, faculty, and staff from national and international institutions; a commitment to academic excellence; active participation in regional and national professional organizations; and ability to speak, read, understand, and communicate in Spanish. Preferred qualifications include: knowledge of Dominican history, culture, and migration; professional experience managing a specialized library.

The successful candidate will possess superior written and oral communication skills, and will be energetic, flexible, and able to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution. He/she will have the ability and vision to develop a strategic plan for the growth of the Dominican library collections.

MLS Requirement
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school

Education Requirements
Tenure track position, Assistant Professor:
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and a second master's degree in a relevant discipline required


Job Type

$41,624 - $69,003

Reference No.

Applicants should submit a current vita and three letters of recommendation to:

Pamela Gillespie
Assoc. Dean & Chief Librarian
City College Library
160 Convent Ave.
New York, New York 10031 USA
Phone: 212-650-7271
Fax: 212-650-7604

Library Information
The City College Library, founded in 1847, is the largest in the CUNY system with 8 libraries and 1.44 million volumes. The CUNY DSI library opened in 1994 as a reference collection dedicated to documenting the Dominican experience in the United States.

Posting Date
April 04, 2009

Originally posted on Metro