Head of Reference Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor ??? Librarian)
CUNY Graduate Center
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 22620
Job Title: Head of Reference Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor ??? Librarian)
Job ID: 22620
Location: Graduate Center
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
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 pioneering 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, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni???who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City's intellectual and cultural life.
The Head of Reference Librarian, will coordinate in-person, online, and by-appointment reference service and update the Graduate Center reference providers of the constant flow of changes in reference and referral policies and procedures. The appointment to this position will be either at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level depending on the selected candidate???s qualifications. The incumbent will also be responsible for public outreach and knowledge-sharing through frequent, skillful communication in several formats and venues including blog posts, public presentations, library website maintenance and construction, one-on-one consultation, exhibits, signage, phone trees, and social media.
The Head of Reference Librarian will be responsible for establishing systems of referral and communication to support CUNY???s advanced graduate student and faculty research, and for developing the local, national, and global library networks essential to that support. The Head of Reference Librarian will model excellence in reference service and will review, train, and supervise library staff in all aspects of their assigned responsibilities. S/he will hire and supervise non-teaching adjuncts who provide reference service and outreach, as well as other assigned duties. The Head of Reference Librarian will perform research instruction and collection development in assigned subject areas.
The Head of Reference Librarian will organize mandated statistical reporting (ACRL, IPEDS) about library use and assemble statistical evidence for library planning. In performing routine service, plus executing special events and space planning, the Head of Reference Librarian will routinely interface with GC student body leaders, GC and CUNY doctoral faculty, the Executive Officers of GC academic programs and Centers, and with GC administrators in IT Services, Facilities, Communications and Marketing, Events Planning, Public Safety, the Business Office, and Financial Aid.
In conjunction with the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, the Head of Reference Librarian will manage advisement, course creation, blogging, and programming in the GC???s grant-funded Open Educational Resource (OER) programs. OER focuses on supporting 13 selected student fellows to construct high quality CUNY courses using openly available academic resources so that their CUNY students incur zero textbook costs. The incumbent will perform grant writing and program planning, and administrative management of payment to student fellows, speakers, and other entities.
This position reports to the Chief Librarian.
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 Assistant Professor:
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.
A preferred candidate should have:
Significant experience in reference management, library outreach, and Open Educational Resource (OER) program coordination.
Experience with reference and personnel supervision in higher education.
Familiarity with library software and web applications including LibGuides, WordPress, library catalogs and networked systems.
Familiarity with OER and scholarly communication issues.
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.
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
HOW TO APPLY
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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on September 8, 2021
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A graduate school of arts and sciences, a hub of some 30 centers of applied and theoretical research, and a platform for performance, discussion and debate, the Graduate Center is a community of students, scholars, and researchers dedicated to the idea that learning is a public good. The GC is home to a core faculty of approximately 140 teachers and mentors. The faculty is enhanced by more than 1,600 faculty from across the CUNY colleges, as well as from cultural, academic, and scientific institutions throughout New York City and beyond.