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Saturday, January 25, 2014

F/T - Ref & Instruction Librarian, Sciences, CUNY (NY)


Title:  Reference & Instruction Librarian – Specialist in Sciences

Rank:  Instructor or Assistant Professor – Tenure Track  

Location/Department:  Library    

Position Detail:  Teaching

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience and credentials

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Closing Date:   Open until filled


Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, the Reference & Instruction Librarian – Specialist in Sciences works as one of a team of ten librarians.  Develops and delivers instructional programs, often incorporating new technologies.  Acts as faculty liaison to selected departments in the School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences, and handles collection development for these subject areas.  Maintains awareness of curricular needs, teaching approaches, and research interests of these faculty; makes recommendations to support related activities. Engages faculty in information literacy initiatives.  Provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance. Collaborates with others in identifying, designing, and introducing new information products and services.  Maintains knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and works to develop and implement related initiatives, within the Library and College-wide. Library faculty within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication.  Schedule may include weekend and evening rotations.  The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.


Required Qualifications:

­  ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science.

­  Professional experience in an academic, research, medical, or large public library. 

­  Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communications skills.

­  Experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships.

­  Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services.

­  Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in sciences.

­  Experience with information resources in the sciences.

­  Experience with and/or knowledge of scholarly communications issues including open access, institutional repositories, copyright and/or author rights, and bibliographic management.

­  Second graduate degree required for appointment above the rank of Instructor. 

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

­  Graduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, Health Sciences, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Environmental Sciences, or other science discipline.  Strong preference for degree in one of the disciplines in Brooklyn College’s School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences (

­  Established record of scholarly publishing in Library & Information Science and/or STEM field(s)

­  Experience working on department/library/college committees.

­  Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment.

­  Experience with current web and instructional technologies.

­  Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues.

­  Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process.


Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.  Applications must be submitted through the CUNY First online application system.  Please go to and click “How to Apply for Jobs Online”.  This job is Job ID # 8921

Please note:  This is a reposting, but all previous applicants are still under consideration.  The search is in process.  This position will have a start date of no earlier than July 1, 2014.  All qualified applicants who will hold appropriate degrees prior to the start date are welcome to apply. 

The City University of New York is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Immigration Reform and Control Act/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer