Collections Management Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor

Brooklyn, NY
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Created: August 23, 2017


The Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Collections Management Librarian. The successful candidate will coordinate collection development and acquisitions, including planning, budgeting, and assessment, for library materials in all formats, and oversee the collections activities of library subject specialists. The Collections Management Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our multicultural and diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

The Collections Management Librarian will:

– Plan, coordinate, and evaluate procedures for the development of library materials collections (books, electronic resources, serials, films, etc.). Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis and feedback from the college community. Oversee deaccessioning and all collections decisions.

– Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.

– Chair the library’s Collection Development Committee. In consultation with committee members, develop budgets for all library materials, and develop and revise the library’s collection development policy. Coordinate and oversee the collection activities of library subject specialists, and align collection priorities with the City Tech curriculum.

– Supervise one full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.

– Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.

– Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.

– Perform other duties as assigned.


– Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution
– A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years
– Experience in technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or related field
– An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
– Excellent attention to detail and procurement deadlines
– Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
– Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community


– Experience working in an academic or research library
– Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
– Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
– Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
– Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
– Familiarity with information and instructional technologies
– Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC

New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.

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