Electronic Resources Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Staten Island
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Created: December 10, 2014


The Department of the Library at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is anticipated to begin in September 2015. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the CSI Library, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  S/He is expected to provide leadership in the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintaining a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions; negotiate and monitor subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals; and troubleshoot e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.  This position will also participate in-person and virtual reference services; participate in the Library Instruction program; participate in the development of electronic instructional materials (online tutorials, subject web-guides, etc.); and assist in the assessment activities. The successful candidate will also pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publications and grant writing, and will participate in professional conferences.  The candidate is also expected to participate and serve on department, college, and university-wide committees.


The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with two or more years of experience in an academic setting with electronic resource management or acquisitions. Experience in working with an integrated library system (e.g. Aleph, Ex-Libris) is desired. Applicants should demonstrate: knowledge of emerging trends in instruction and information technologies; excellent analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written); the ability to work collaboratively with faculty; the ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; and a strong commitment to public service.


Assistant Professor salary range: $42,873 – $74,133, commensurate with 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.


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu; select “Employment,” “Search Job Listings,” “More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs,” then enter the Job ID#11796 in the “Job Opening ID” field. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, as well as the contact information for three professional references. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single PDF document. Complete applications must be received by January 31, 2015.

If you have difficulty with uploading documents to the website, please send them to the following email address: librarysearch@csi.cuny.edu


The Library’s collection along with its high quality reference and instructional services offer students and faculty access to a wealth of information and resources that support the college’s curriculum. The Library is located at the center of the south academic quadrangle of the campus, at the end of the Alumni Walk.  For more information on the Department of the Library, please visit our website at: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/about.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre, park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The College offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence.  The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.  Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 20:46 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC