Electronic Resources Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor

New York, NY
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Salary: $72,177-$82,928
Created: November 21, 2022



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


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master's programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters cutting-edge research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center's commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives.

The Graduate Center benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates at CUNY every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City's intellectual and cultural life.

In support of the Graduate Center community’s needs, the Electronic Resources Librarian, at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, coordinates and administers the library’s electronic resources. The incumbent pursues an active scholarly agenda and participates in college- and university-wide programs and committees as assigned. This position reports to the Chief Librarian. This is a tenure track position for the rank of Assistant Professor-Librarian.

The Mina Rees Library is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. We encourage members of historically under-represented communities to apply, and we welcome applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

·         Manages the full lifecycle of electronic resources including databases, e-books and e-journals using Ex Libris Alma, OCLC WorldShare, and other systems.

·         Oversees electronic resource holdings in knowledgebases, integrated library system/discovery services and electronic resource management systems.

·         Develops workflows, best practices, and documentation to manage electronic and subscription resources, explores new methods in the field, and helps to make the library responsive to new needs and evolving technologies surrounding electronic resources.

·         Troubleshoots technical issues with electronic resources: coordinates the resolution of problems with vendors, library and information technology personnel, and other contacts as appropriate, and communicates directly with patrons and reference librarians on technical issues.

·         Promotes electronic resources and coordinates opportunities for librarians, students, faculty, and staff to learn about databases and resources via: organizing or leading workshops, crafting blog posts, and other forms of outreach.

·         Compiles cost and usage statistics about electronic resources for annual surveys and for use in collection assessment.

·         Supervises full-time or part-time staff and/or library interns as assigned.

·         Represents the Graduate Center on the CUNY Office of Library Services Electronic Resources Management Committee and Electronic Resources Advisory Committee.

·         Serves as a subject liaison, including outreach, reference, instruction, and collection development. May also perform separate reference and instruction services if needed.

·         Keeps current on electronic resources management and relevant scholarly communications topics.

·         Produces scholarly research and provides academic service on committees and working groups in accordance with the library's tenure and promotion criteria.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


For the rank of Instructor a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. The candidate will be required to complete a second graduate degree within 5 years. For a degree at CUNY, tuition benefits are available (6 credits per fall/spring semester). Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For the rank of Assistant Professor a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Commitment to equity and inclusion, and the ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively on shared projects in our multicultural library and university community

·         Familiarity with electronic resources management systems or related library system

·         Demonstrated ability to establish and to coordinate complicated workflow

·         Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

·         An interest in scholarship or creative achievement and achieving tenure as a faculty member

·         Experience working in an academic or research library

·         Familiarity with scholarly communications and open research and learning



The salary range for the Instructor rank is $72,177-$79,566 and for the Assistant Professor rank it is $72,667-$82,928. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience; this position is represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (http://www.psc-cuny.org).

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022, City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022, will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the Emblem Health website.


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Open until filled, review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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