Web Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor

New York City
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Created: December 9, 2015



Job Title:   Web Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID:   14048
Location:  LaGuardia Community College, CUNY - NYC 
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time 
Regular/Temporary:  Regular


LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Instructor or Assistant Professor to serve as Web Services Librarian.

The Librarian will support the college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursue an active scholarly agenda, perform supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

The successful candidate will perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Provide one-on-one research assistance at the Reference Desk and give Instruction and reference service to student, faculty, staff, alumni and others through a variety of in-person and remote methods. The Librarian will also manage the Library's website and advance its social media presence. The position is responsible for the development, maintenance, functionality, and usability of the Library's web presence and multi-modal student engagement. The Librarian will be expected to develop and implement a social media communications strategy for the Library.

The Web Services Librarian will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Serve as liaison to assigned departments and participate in collection development.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating under-served students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas; create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS At least one year library experience and 6 months website management and development experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in a collegial, collaborative environment Teaching experience and social media experience, a plus.

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.

Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

February 1, 2016

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.

Posted on behalf of Scott White, Professor & Chief Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

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