Assistant Professor (Librarian) – Head of Reference Library

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Job Description

Job ID: 15034

Location: Queensborough Community College

Department: The Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Category: Faculty

Issue Date: May 25 2016

Closing Date: June 24 2016

Review of Resumes to Start: June 08 2016

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Queensborough Community College, CUNY, offers associates degrees and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines.  The college is committed to academic excellence, innovative pedagogy and valuing the cultural diversity of our community.  Located on a park-like setting in eastern Queens, the college also enjoys the opportunities offered as part of the City University of New York.

The library is committed to the support of collaborative learning and attention to the needs of community college students.  The library faculty consists of thirteen full-time professionals and eight part- time faculty members.  Additional information is available at


-Provides leadership for the Library’s role as a campus partner in student success. Expands and strengthens the Library’s teaching role and educational impact by collaborating with faculty and staff to advance and support a diverse student body in effectively identifying and using information.

-Responsible for creating and revising policies for traditional reference, scheduled individual consultations, chat reference and roving reference

-Responsible for collecting statistics on reference activity

-Schedules individual reference consultations

-Demonstrates excellent teaching skills in a program of customized information literacy sessions for classes in all disciplines

-Provides in-person and online reference service, including evening and weekend hours.

-Collaborates with others to implement assessment programs, and provide analysis of library services and student learning.

-Participates in collection development, including print and online resources; develops and maintains subject and policy guides.

-Represents the library on college and university committees

-Other duties as assigned

Tenure track faculty must meet the publication and service requirements for tenure and promotion.

Some evening and/or weekend assignments will be required  


An A.L.A. accredited master’s degree in library and information science, required. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required, or a Ph.D.


– teaching and reference services experience

– three or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library

– excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills

– commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services

– knowledge of current trends in academic reference work, scholarly communication and information   technologies

– superior oral and written communication skills.

Strongly Preferred

– Undergraduate or graduate degree in music or experience working with music faculty, students and library resources. 

– Leadership role in academic library reference work, preferably in a community college setting.

– Experience with, LibGuides, and effective use of technology in academic libraries, such as discovery tools.

The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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Candidates must provide a CV/resume, statement of scholarly interests and cover letter.

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