Chief Librarian (Assistant Administrator) — Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) — New York, NY

Open until filled, review of resumes begins on September 16, 2015

JOB ID #: 13112

ISSUE DATE: 06/09/2015

CLOSING DATE: Open Until filled



The Assistant Administrator manages one or more key administrative functions. He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals. He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


The Chief Librarian will lead a faculty and staff of 15 full-time instructional staff members and eleven part-time staff, with a collection of approximately 500,000 print and digital items. The BMCC library serves a diverse campus of approximately 26,000 students and over 600 full-time faculty and 1200 adjunct faculty.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the Chief Librarian will provide strategic direction and vision for the Library. In collaboration with the University Librarian and other CUNY library leaders, the Chief Librarian participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY.



This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree with an additional Master’s degree in an academic field and a minimum of ten years related experience, established record of scholarly and professional achievement, demonstrated knowledge of traditional library functioning emerging technologies, trends in higher education and their impact on library services, experience with assessment and strategic planning in academia, excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, evidence of effective resource management and demonstrative experience with library planning and innovations. Doctoral degree preferred. Experience in tenure-bearing institutions and supervision of faculty and significant experience in an academic or research library preferred.


Commensurate with experience

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About John Pell

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

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