CUNY Instructor or Assistant Professor Information Technology & Inter-library Loan Librarian in Brooklyn, New York

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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 (http://psc-cuny.org).

Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Instructor/Assistant Professor:

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY seeks and Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan Librarian at either the Assistant Professor rank (tenure-track) or an Instructor (non-tenure) to serve as The successful candidate will manage, support, and evaluate library systems, IT services operations, and interlibrary loan services, working with colleagues in the library and at the college and university. The Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan 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 diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

The Information Technology & Inter-library Loan Librarian will:

  • Manage and optimize local implementation of the university-wide integrated library systems, in close collaboration with the CUNY Office of Library Services.

  • Plan, oversee, and assess library technical infrastructure, including the acquisition of hardware, software, and accessories. Liaise with college IT personnel and coordinate IT troubleshooting.

  • Manage and administer the library’s interlibrary loan services, including technical support, and lead library efforts in arrangements with cooperating libraries.

  • Supervise 1-3 technical support staff and library assistants.

  • Provide comprehensive reference consultation to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain knowledge of resources in general reference areas and degree fields.

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 (CUNY tuition remission is available)

  • Experience in library systems, interlibrary loan, library information technology, or related field

  • An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position

  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an academic or research library

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience with managing servers/networking, web development, or open source software, and with migrating between systems

  • 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 Ex Libris products, OCLC, interlibrary loan software, or print management systems

COMPENSATION

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Visit www.cuny.edu to apply.

CLOSING DATE

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin July 5, 2018

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor Information Technology & Inter-library Loan Librarian

Job ID: 18911

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular