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Monday, January 5, 2015

P/T - Adjunct Ref Librarian, Queens College-CUNY (NY)



Rosenthal Library, Queens College (City University of New York), Flushing, NY 11367 invites applications for a service-oriented, flexible, and collaborative part-time (adjunct) REFERENCE LIBRARIAN to assume duties immediately for the Spring 2015 semester, with the possibility of continuing in subsequent semesters.

Current weekly schedule includes one full Wednesday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Fridays 11:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M.,  but days and/or hours are subject to change, including some evening and/or weekend hours.

The successful candidate will:

·         Provide  pro-active and in-depth reference service in all formats, i.e  in-person, through e-reference, QuestionPoint, and by telephone.

·         Participate in Virtual Reference work through our "Ask-a- Librarian" system.

·         Skillfully search online databases in all disciplines, and web-based resources.

·         Collaborate with the Coordinator of Research to provide and market research tools and other information services.

·         Provide research support to students, faculty and community users.

Other responsibilities may include:

·         Research consultations, classroom, web-based and customized instruction.

·         Ability to recognize and respond to students from culturally diverse backgrounds;

·         Willingness to make students active partners in the teaching/learning process;

·         Assist students in developing information literacy skills;


·         Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution

·         One to two years recent post-MLS experience in reference, preferably in academic library

·         Proven experience with traditional library resources, online library resources, the Internet, and Microsoft Office and Windows applications;


·         Second master's degree in any discipline

·         Experience with emerging technologies in an instructional environment

·         Knowledge of metadata standards and experience using OCLC and ExLibris Aleph 5 00

·         Experience with virtual reference services, particularly Ask a Librarian


Interested candidates shall apply and submit the current resume, a copy of cover letter, and names, email address, and phone numbers of three professional references BY EMAIL to:

OR, by mail to:  Subash Gandhi,  Associate Professor & Coordinator of Research Services, Rosenthal Library, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing, NY 11365.

Screening and hiring process starts immediately and continues until the position is filled. However, applications received by January 12, 2015  will be given full consideration.