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Friday, March 12, 2010

F/T - Government Documents Librarian - CUNY, City College

City College Library

Type of Library

Job Description
The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic librarian who will be responsible for administering the Government Documents collection for a library designated a Federal Depository in 1884. Provides specialized assistance with the documents collection; oversees cataloging, copy cataloging, processing and check-in of documents and trains and supervises part-time staff in those activities; performs collection development activities for documents and revises and updates collection development policy. Maintains local SFX database links and contributes to CUNY SFX database; maintains Serials Solutions database and its attendant alphabetical list of electronic journals. Provides reference services as well as information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team, and is responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. Reports to the Chief of Technical Services.Instructor or Assistant Professor
This position is available September 1, 2010.

Required Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank; a minimum of two years of relevant experience; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems.
Hands-on experience in the cataloging of government documents, in-depth knowledge of the SuDocs classification system, and ability to promote the use of these specialized materials to a variety of audiences. Good planning, administrative and communication skills, an ability to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution, and a flexible approach are essential.

MLS Requirement
ALA-accredited MLS

Education Requirements
ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank


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Pamela Gillespie
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 system includes the Morris Raphael Cohen Library, six departmental libraries, and a partnership with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. The collections, the largest in the CUNY system, total more than 1,485,000 volumes and 57,000 electronic journal subscriptions. Library faculty provide individualized library service to faculty and students, information literacy education, instruction in research methodology and resource evaluation on multiple levels.