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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Branch Head Librarian, Great Neck Lib (NY)

Branch Head Librarian, Station Branch, Great Neck Library (NY)

The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Station Branch of the Great Neck Library.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must in this intensely active facility. This is a union position that reports to the Assistant Director.


Note: The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification.
·         Oversee all aspects of branch operations
·         Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services
·         Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service
·         Take lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers
·         Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc.
·         Supervise money collection, including its safe-keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office
·         Work with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs
·         Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s)
·         Participate in developing the branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials
·         Implement and interpret library policies and procedures to staff and customers with the assistance of the Assistant Director and the Director
·         Prepare periodic status reports and statistical reports, etc., as assigned
·         Hold regular staff meetings and handle situations
Additional Duties:
·         Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by Administration
·         Support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values
·         Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate
·         Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading
·         Perform additional duties and assignments, as requested

Skills Required:
·         Thorough knowledge of library service techniques, administrative practices, and materials selection
·         Ability to grasp users’ needs quickly and accurately
·         Ability to inspire and supervise library staff
·         Ability to analyze situations, and make suggestions for the improvement of service
·         Ability to utilize and recommend materials in a variety of formats (print, electronic, media)
·         Experience working with computers and Microsoft Office programs
·         Well versed in ILS systems such as Sierra and any other computers programs used in a library setting.

Minimum Qualifications:
·         MLS from ALA accredited college or university
·         Minimum of five (5) years professional librarian experience
·         Supervisory experience as a branch librarian or department head highly desirable

Salary commensurate with experience.  The starting salary is $64,500+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Reply with resume and cover letter via email by November 3, 2017 to:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY  11023

No Calls Please.

P/T - Asst Archivist, LaGuardia Comm Coll (NY)


The La Guardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College, The City University of New York, seeks a candidate with experience in processing historic collections. They must be well acquainted with standard archival techniques in the arrangement and description of historical documents and be able to prepare a finding aid. Experience in processing multi-media collections and knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro cc 2017 is desired.

A Bachelor’s degree in history or political science required. MLS with archival coursework, experience in archives, or archival certificate preferred. Computer skills are essential, as well as the ability to communicate effectively. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Candidate will work 20 hours a week

$20 per hour


Send cover letter and resume by November 20th, 2017 to:

Soraya Ciego-Lemur, Assistant Archivist
La Guardia and Wagner Archives
LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Fax: 718-482-5069


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

Friday, October 27, 2017

Scholarly Comm & Dist Lning Lib, Fordham U (NY)

Fordham University is seeking a Scholarly Communication and Distance Learning Librarian for its Quinn Library on the Lincoln Center campus.

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Scholarly Communication and Distance Learning Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Quinn Library, Lincoln Center

 Reports to the Library Director and Head of Access, Information and Collection Services and Operations.

 Leads Library efforts to explore alternative means of assessing and delivering the university’s scholarly output and impact; increase recognition of Fordham research; expand awareness and acceptance of open access universally and open educational resources on campus.

 Initiates and supports digital scholarship across all disciplines; strengthens author/faculty rights; and supports digital data services, conducts outreach, development and coordination of both faculty and student e- journal publications.

 Serves as conduit for updating Fordham’s scholar community on national and international trends, legislation, changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic publishing practices, and information technology.

 Monitors Copyright compliance on scholarly communication projects and venues sponsored by the Fordham University Libraries and published via the Digital Repository BePress Digital Commons platform.

 Oversees library resources and services specific to distance learning, including the selection of e-resources and development of new services as required by new or changing academic programs.

 Develops and maintains user guides for distance learning students and faculty, partners with all departments initiating distance learning programs coordinating access to library resources and develops support infrastructure and required programs.

 Provides one-on-one reference service to students and faculty assisting with research across all disciplines taught at the university.

 Develops and teaches bibliographic instruction classes, often customized for specialized subject research.

 Takes part in Information Literacy initiatives requiring research, implementation, and assessment.

 Conducts student orientation sessions and tours which highlight library services and facilities.

 Joins co-workers in monitoring virtual reference, chat service, and text reference service.

 Develops and manages assigned Research Guides surveying and updating subject information on a continual basis.

 Participates in outreach projects involving a variety of university wide and professional constituencies.

 Responsible for, along with colleagues, facets of collection development, which include the continual refreshing (weeding) of the print collection, and assisting with assessing digital content to meet the instructional and research priorities for all faculty departments.

 Takes part in library efforts related to research and writing grant proposals, coordinating these efforts with university departmental partners or outside institutions.

 Initiates and coordinates library staff research and publication oriented projects designed to coach and support colleague’s professional development and establish Fordham Library as a contributor to the field of academic librarianship.

 Supervises student-worker staff and collaborates with Support Staff colleagues on a variety of library projects.

 Leads library staff efforts to initiate new instructional venues – Video BI, MOOCS, Distance Learning reference support etc.

 Contributes to various reports, collecting data, and analyzing service and user trends.

 Liaison with academic departments, university administration, student groups, and outside groups to promote library services and visibility throughout academia.

 Initiate and innovate, applying new approaches of traditional and technological means to advance academic librarianship to the university community.


 ALA accredited M.LS; preferred at least three years’ experience as a professional librarian providing reference and instructional services in an academic library. Subject Masters in relevant field preferred.

 Proven track record in successful grant writing for library initiatives, scholarly publication credits, and editorial experience with academic e-journals, and digital repository recruitment – both participants and research content, and experience providing reference and publication services in a digital and Web environment for students, faculty, and library colleagues; experience in collection development; knowledge of current technologies and their applications in an academic setting

 Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and library staff; excellent communication skills – both spoken and written; ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; a strong commitment to public and inter-departmental service. Willingness to perform assignments at all Fordham campuses required. Knowledge of and practical experience in field related to academic publishing a plus. Project management experience very desirable.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

HOURS: Flexible (includes evenings and weekends)

START DATE: January 15, 2018

Submit letter and resume to: Nick Alongi, Head of Access, Information and Collection Services, and Library Operations

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Project Archivist, Gilder Lehrman Inst (NY)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is seeking a Project Archivist.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K-12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. With a focus on primary sources, we illuminate the stories, people and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through publications, posters, videos, exhibitions and essays, the Institute brings life to every period of American history. The Institute’s diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provides opportunities to deepen one’s understanding and appreciation of history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network is comprised of nearly two million students and 35,000 teachers from more than 14,000 schools worldwide.

About the Gilder Lehrman Collection:

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great American history archives. There are more than 65,000 letters, diaries, maps, newspapers, photographs and other objects that document our political, social and economic history dating back to the 15th century.
Summary of Position: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking a Project Archivist to process, arrange, catalog, and digitize its newly acquired archives. This is an hourly, project-based position with a minimum contract for a year.

Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

● Process and organize the newly acquired archive, maintaining the original order when appropriate
● Create “Item Level” catalog records
● Coordinate with the Curator of Books and Manuscripts to ensure proper housing for the new acquisitions
● Create digital images
● Ensure the metadata for digital images has been properly created
● Create and proofread transcripts
● Conduct basic historical research

Qualifications ● ALA-accredited MLIS, MA in Museum Studies or equivalent degree, with a concentration in archival studies. ● A minimum of two years’ experience as an archivist arranging and describing archival materials.

● Knowledge of PastPerfect software a plus.
● Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Hours: Full Time hours Monday - Friday
Flexible Schedule - 30- 40 hours/week
Supervisor: Sandra Trenholm, Collection Director

Please submit a resume, cover letter, a reference letter from at least one instructor, and a list of
relevant completed courses to Please put “Project Archivist ” in the
subject line of your email.

Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without
regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

F/T - Instructor/Asst Prof - Reader Svcs Lib, SUNY Suffolk (NY)

Suffolk County Community College, SUNY


Instructor / Assistant Professor - Reader Services Librarian

Eastern Campus, Riverhead NY



For the full job posting and to apply visit:



Instructor / Assistant Professor - Reader Services Librarian


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, tenure track, 10-month appointment, beginning the Spring 2018 semester on the Eastern Campus in Riverhead. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.


Job Description:

The Reader Services Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting and teaching information literacy, providing reference services, and developing library print and electronic resources and services. This full-time position will be regularly scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. General responsibilities include:

Teaching students critical thinking skills in finding, using and evaluating library information resources.

Providing in-person and online reference services to students and faculty.

Working with discipline faculty to infuse information literacy across the curriculum.

Designing innovative multimedia and web-based instructional materials which could include using Camtasia, 
Articulate Storyline, LibGuides, etc.

Collaborating on projects to assess information literacy initiatives, library services and/or resources.

Assisting with library makerspace outreach and events.

Collection development and liaison outreach in assigned subject areas.

The College seeks faculty who value the opportunity to form mentoring relationships with our students. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and to professional development. They will also demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to, the integration of technology and distance education into the curriculum. Duties will include:

Teaches assigned courses in accordance with description published in the College catalog and the approved course outline.

Engages in assessment of college-wide learning outcomes and demonstrates the use of the results of these assessments in courses.

Active participation in departmental, campus and College committees/meetings.

Grant writing and integration of technology into teaching is preferred.

Academic advisement and curriculum development is required.




Minimum Qualifications: 


An ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science is required. A second Master’s degree in a subject field or pursuit of a unified program of study beyond the MLS is preferred.  Professional-level, academic library experience is preferred.  Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and teaching); organizational skills; a collaborative and creative working style, and a commitment to information literacy within a student-centered academic library are essential.



The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.



Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.


The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:


Civil Rights Compliance Officers

Christina Vargas

Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230

533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899

(631) 451-4950




Dionne Walker-Belgrave

Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230

533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899

(631) 451-4051


In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.


Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:


Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office

U.S. Department of Education

32 Old Slip, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10005-2500

Telephone: (646) 428-3800

Fax: (646) 428-3843

TDD: (877) 521-2172


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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:


NYS Division of Human Rights

Long Island (Suffolk)

New York State Office Building

250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Telephone: (631) 952-6434

TDD: (718) 741-8300


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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

New York District Office

33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10004

Telephone: (800) 669-4000

Fax: (212) 336-3790

TTY: (800) 669-6820

ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122

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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.


A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.