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CUNY Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor, Tenure Track) - Ursula C. Schwerin Library in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor, Tenure Track) - Ursula C. Schwerin Library

Job ID: 22475

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years, City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

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 (

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the successful candidate will be responsible for the library's cataloging, serials, and electronic resources operations, working with colleagues in the library and at the college and university. The Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian will also offer reference and be responsible for designated subject specialist liaison activities. 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 Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian will:

-Perform original cataloging, and oversee and maintain vendor-ready cataloging for print and ebooks and serials.

  • Coordinate electronic resources workflow including ejournal holdings, database trials and subscription set up, and outreach and publicity for new resources.

  • Manage print journals and continuations including claiming and other typical print serials functions.

  • Supervise full-time support staff.

  • Represent City Tech on the CUNY Office of Library Services Cataloging Committee, Electronic Resources Management Committee, and Electronic Resources Advisory Committee.

  • Work as subject specialist in assigned curricular areas, including collection development, communication and consultation with subject faculty, and reference and information literacy 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 tenure-track 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 technical services, electronic resources, or related field

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

  • 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


  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience working in an academic or research library

  • Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies

  • Familiarity with Ex Libris, OCLC, or related products

  • Knowledge of cataloging best practices, familiarity with RDA

  • Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education


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.


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


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after July 12, 2021.


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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.