Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, NYC

The Mina Rees Library of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor – Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication. The successful candidate will manage and coordinate reference, instruction, access, and resource sharing services, and work with librarians and faculty CUNY-wide to structure and implement the library’s scholarly communications initiatives. The position reports to the Chief Librarian and requires close collaboration with the Associate Librarian for Collection Management, the Digital Services Librarian, and other CUNY faculty and staff engaged with digital projects, systems analysis, intellectual property issues, and scholarly communication practices across disciplines. Directly supervises 3-4 FTE library public services faculty including the resource sharing and circulation/access services heads. Establishes procedures, explores new technologies, and introduces enhancements to library work flow. Provides reference and instruction; occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Engages in scholarly activity and professional service.

The successful candidate must have an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS) and five or more years of relevant academic or research library experience in increasingly responsible positions, at least one of which has been in public services. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school is required for appointment as Assistant and Associate Professor. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current issues in academic librarianship, scholarly communication, and higher education are also required, as are the demonstrated ability to lead and to mentor in combination with excellent presentation, writing, and communication skills.

Send a resume, cover letter, and the names of and contact information for three professional references to: librarypubsrvssearch@gc.cuny.edu

Position open until filled. Review begins November 15, 2012.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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