Electronic Resources & Serials Management Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center



The Mina Rees Library of the CUNY Graduate Center seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Instructor/Assistant Professor – Electronic Resources & Serials Management Librarian. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with library staff under the direction of the Associate Librarian for Collection Management to provide responsive, effective, and evolving coordination of electronic resource and serials acquisition, licensing, presentation, and assessment. In addition, this librarian will gather and present statistics for assessment of electronic resources; configure and customize subscription-based databases; and maintain holdings in the library’s subscription management software. Reference duties include staffing the library reference desk and performing virtual reference (occasional evening and weekend hours required); serving as a collection development liaison and reference/instruction librarian for assigned departments; providing classroom and workshop instruction in person and online. This librarian may supervise 1 or more FTE full-time or part-time staff. Scholarly activity and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.

The successful candidate must have an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS). Two or more years of relevant academic or research library experience. High level skill using Microsoft Excel, Access, or other data management software. Experience using an integrated library system. Demonstrated knowledge of tools and issues relevant to electronic resource and serials management. Demonstrated project management skills. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Familiarity with an openURL resolver and with content management systems is preferred. Experience with GIS, expertise with statistical data software, and working knowledge of Spanish or French desired.
A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school is required for appointment as Assistant Professor.

About the CUNY Graduate Center
The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university, serving 540,000 students – more than 271,000 degree-credit students and nearly 270,000 in adult, continuing and professional education — at 24 institutions in New York City. The University includes 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, and other campuses with specialized programming. Founded in 1961, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is devoted primarily to doctoral study and awards most of CUNY’s doctoral degrees. In this nationally unique consortium of over 1950 faculty members, a core faculty of approximately 150 Graduate Center appointments is supplemented by over 1800 additional faculty members drawn from throughout CUNY’s eleven senior colleges and New York City’s leading cultural and scientific institutions. With 4300 doctoral students, they pursue a shared enterprise of expanding the boundaries of knowledge in over thirty doctoral programs and seven master’s programs in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A wide range of rankings regularly place Graduate Center doctoral programs among the best in the country. Since 1999, the Graduate Center’s vibrant campus has been housed in a nine-story landmark building at 365 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Formerly home to the B. Altman Department Store, the building has been redesigned as a new, state-of-the-art facility to meet the specific needs of a twenty-first-century institution of advanced learning.

How to Apply:

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

Position open until filled. Review begins January 31, 2013

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