DescriptionThe Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, currently seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor - Web Services Librarian. This position is anticipated to begin in February 2013. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, designing, and maintaining a database-driven library website. In addition, this individual is expected to oversee the usability of the library website by preparing guidelines and assessment strategies of user interfaces. The Web Services Librarian will serve in a leadership role and work with other library faculty to develop web-based services and applications for delivering content to library users; work with the Coordinator of Electronic Resources to evaluate, acquire, manage, and promote electronic resources; coordinate library digitization projects; set standards for the creation of metadata for digital collections; and collaborate effectively with Information Technology staff members. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication, grant writing, and participation in professional conferences. For more information on the Department of the Library, please visit our website at: www.library.csi.cuny.edu/about.
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 at least two years of experience in an academic environment and good working knowledge of web design technologies as well as open source content management systems (i.e. Druple, Joomla, etc.).
Applicants should demonstrate: experience with the evaluation, acquisition, and management of electronic resources; familiarity with digital media technology and metadata standards for providing access to digitized audio, video, and image collections; knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries, especially in the area of emerging social networking technologies (such as mobile apps, wikis, blogs, rss, etc.) and their effective use in an academic research environment. The successful candidate will be expected to convey an understanding of information-seeking behaviors in an academic research environment with respect to effective web interface design, including information architecture, navigation, usability, and accessibility. Strong presentation, interpersonal skills (both verbal and written), negotiating skills, and the ability to work with and train staff with varying levels of technical ability are especially desired.
Compensation: $42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with qualifications.
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# 6461 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. Complete applications must be received by October 19, 2012.
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 17:58 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC