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Sunday, July 19, 2009

F/T - Reference Librarian - CUNY Mina Rees Library

Graduate School & University Center, City University of New York

Reference Librarian (Faculty Position/Instructor or Assistant Professor)

The Mina Rees Library is seeking a creative and self-motivated Reference Librarian to advance reference and other library services. Under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference and Access Services and working in a highly collegial environment, this person will:

* Provide in-person and online reference service, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
* Develop research-related assessment tools, implement assessment programs, and provide analysis of library services and student learning.
* Consult individually with students and faculty on research projects, methods, and best practices; work closely with academic department representatives providing instruction and information about library resources.
* Develop and offer workshops, tutorials, and course-specific instruction; collaborate with faculty in course construction; develop online and classroom instruction tools; collaborate with peers in university-wide information literacy initiatives.
* Participate in collection development, including print and online resources; develop and maintain subject and policy guides.
* Represent the Graduate Center library in library, college and university venues.


Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; strong public-service ethic; ability to work effectively with graduate students and faculty; two or more years of post-MLS experience in an academic or research library providing reference service, instruction, web development, academic assessment, project design and management. For appointment at Assistant Professor rank, an additional subject master's degree is required.
Preferred: Familiarity with web development software, bibliographic citation software, expertise in a range of academic resources.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. A record of scholarly achievement and service must be demonstrated for tenure and promotion.

Closing Date: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 08/10/09

Salary Range: Instructor: $55,704 - $61,514; Assistant Professor: $63,064 - $71,974

Closing Date: Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 08/10/09

Send cover letter, cv, names and contact information of 3 professional references by the above closing date to:

Attn: Reference Librarian Position
Julie Cunningham, Chief Librarian
Mina Rees Library
Graduate School & University Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Fax: 212-817-1647

Library website: <>

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