Chief Librarian – Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks a Chief Librarian who will have
responsibility for all aspects of the management and development of the College’s libraries. The
Chief Librarian is also the academic Chairperson of the Library Department, with oversight of
librarians who are members of the teaching faculty.

Reporting to the Provost, the Chief Librarian will provide leadership to meet the information and
research needs of the campus community. To this end, the Chief Librarian will collaborate with
members of the campus community, other CUNY colleges, the CUNY administration, and outside
organizations to develop and advocate for appropriate policy and necessary resources. Striving for
excellence through regular assessment of library functions, the Chief Librarian will work closely
with the 50+ members of the library faculty and staff concerning academic issues, curriculum, and
research. The Chief Librarian will work with the College’s Chief Information Officer and the Office

of the Provost to assess, develop, and fully integrate the new and existing technical and
educational resources of

the library and the educational vision of the College. The Chief Librarian will work with the Vice
President for Institutional Advancement to identify donors, foundations, and granting agencies that
can supplement state support. As the academic Chairperson of the Library Department, the Chief
Librarian will also report to the Dean of Arts and Humanities in all matters pertaining to the
support and development of librarians who are part of the teaching faculty. Starting date: Fall
2017.

For application information and more details, go to www.cuny.edu and click on “employment,” then
“Search job listings,” then “More options to search for CUNY jobs,” and search by the Job Opening
ID # 16150. Click on the “Apply Now” button, and follow the instructions. AA/EOE/IRCA/ADA Review of
applications will begin on March 6,
2017.

About John Pell

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

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