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Electronic Resources Librarian (Library Faculty) — LaGuardia Community College Library, CUNY —
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New York, NY
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closing date: 2/11/17
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|Job posting: Electronic Resources Librarian (Library Faculty Open Rank), LaGuardia Community College Library
Posted on behalf of Scott White, Professor & Chief Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
LaGuardia Community College Library is accepting applications for a faculty position: Web Services Librarian (Instructor/Assistant Professor/Associate/Full). The announcement describing the position, closing date, how to apply and the necessary qualifications are below.
Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian (Library Faculty Open Rank)
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian responsible leading the management and development of the Library’s subscription-based electronic resources. Duties include collection development, negotiating procurement licensing and renewals; serving as technical liaison between the library and various vendors; publicizing and marketing subscription resources to the College community; training faculty and staff in their use; resolving access issues; and representing the College in CUNY-wide Electronic Resources Advisory Committee (ERAC).
Library Faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person, in one-on-one consultations, and via e-mail and chat; participate in the Library’s instruction program; and participate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats. Share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. Faculty review Library usage patterns and make recommendations regarding services; assist in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards; and supervise and/or train staff and students assigned to the Library. Duties may include some weekend and evening hours. Library faculty are expected to perform related duties as assigned. Research and publication are expected for tenure and promotion.
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.
All titles require a 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 appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.
A minimum of two year’s work experience in academic library or two years’ experience in the procurement and maintenance of electronic resources in a different venue, Experience with vendor relations and using vendor-provided statistics to inform decisions, including print and electronic overlap analysis, a plus. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to undergraduate students; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site at www.cuny.edu and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.
Candidates should provide a CV or resume and statement of scholarly interests, as well as contact information for three references as one document.
CLOSING DATE: 2/11/2017
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
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