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Monday, August 31, 2009

F/T - Reference Librarian - CUNY City College

CUNY - City College

Title Reference Librarian (Assistant Professor - Tenure Track)
Location/Department Dominican Studies Institute Librarian

Position Detail October 1, 2009
FLSA Status Exempt
Compensation $41,624 - $69,003
$42,873 - $71,073 (effective 10/20/09)
Web Site
Notice Number FY16071
Closing Date Open until filled with review of applications to begin August 24, 2009 (Search reopened)

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 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.

For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, minimum qualifications include: a MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and a second master’s degree in a relevant discipline required; 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.

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

Asst. Dean Pamela Gillespie
Chief Librarian
The City College of New York, CUNY
160 Convent Avenue, NA 5/333
New York, NY 10031


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Last Updated: 7/28/09

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