Reference & Instruction Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

The Bronx
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Created: November 29, 2012


Job Description Job Title: Reference & Instruction Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 7151
Location: Bronx Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Assistant Professor: 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.

Instructor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Reference and Instruction Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. This position involves direct contact with library users, providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing information literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information, products and services. Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees, and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned. Continuous updating of knowledge and skills required.

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 Professor, a second graduate degree is required.
Strongly preferred qualifications:
Experience in an academic, research or large public library
Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education - Familiarity with the evolving concepts of information literacy
Proficiency in use of technology tools - Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
Experience developing collaborative working relationships
Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
Experience working on department/library/college committees
Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
Knowledge of resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
Experience with current web and instructional technologies
Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative and flexibility.

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.

Instructor: $39,399 - $59,206

Assistant Professor: $42,873 - $74,133

Applications are accepted through Please apply with cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applications without the three components will not be forwarded for review. For step by step guidance on how to apply, please check - Click on Job Listings.

CLOSING DATE: 01/27/13


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Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 22:45 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC