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Monday, February 15, 2010

F/T - Chief Librarian (Associate Dean) - CUNY/Hunter College


CUNY - Hunter College

Type of Library

Job Description

Hunter College

Title: Chief Librarian (Associate Dean)

Location/Department: Library
Position Detail: Appointment available June 30, 2010
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications.
Web Site:
Notice Number: EA17184
Closing Date: Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin 2/8/10.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Chief Librarian has ultimate responsibilities for budgeting, managing, maintaining, and developing the Hunter College Libraries, which include Wexler Library (main campus), libraries for the Health Professions and School of Social Work, and the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Libraries. The Chief Librarian will have responsibility for facilities and space planning, and the implementation of technology and its infrastructure. The Chief Librarian will play a major role in conceptualizing renovation and construction plans and working with the Library planning architects, Chief Information Officer, and other personnel. In collaboration with the University Librarian and other CUNY library leaders, the Chief Librarian participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY and beyond. The Chief Librarian serves as advocate and spokesperson for the Hunter College Libraries on campus, locally, statewide and nationwide.

Required Experience

Minimum: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree with an additional master’s degree in an academic field and a minimum of eight years related experience; established record of professional achievement; demonstrated knowledge of traditional library functions, emerging technologies, and trends in higher education and their impact on library services; strong commitment to service-oriented collaboration and outreach with multiple campus constituencies; experience with assessment and strategic planning; robust record as a leader; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; evidence of effective resource management (i.e. collections, budget, personnel, etc.); institutional capacity building skills (collaborative fundraising/grant-writing); and dedication to building a diverse faculty and staff. Demonstrated experience with library planning and renovation.

Preferred: Doctoral degree; experience in a consortium environment; successful record of grant funding and collaborative development of major gifts; experience in tenure-bearing institutions and supervision of tenured faculty; ten or more years of progressively responsible library management and budgeting experience; experience with library construction; and significant experience in an academic or research library.

MLS Requirement
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree


Job Type

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TO APPLY: Please send letter of interest, including vision statement concerning modern academic libraries and emerging information technologies, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Chief Librarian Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

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