Electronic Resources/Systems Librarian – Lehman College – Bronx, NY

Job Title: Electronic Resources-Systems
Librarian (Instructor or Assistant
Professor)

Job ID: 14380
Location: Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Regular/Temporary: Regular

CAMPUS-SPECIFIC POSITION DETAILS

Lehman College, City University of New York’s only senior college in the Bronx, is classified as an Hispanic-serving Institution. The College primarily serves undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and lifelong learning. The teaching load is 21 hours (7 courses) per year. Although the College is predominantly teaching- focused, Lehman faculty is active in research, scholarship, and creative work. Service to the College, University, and community is an important part of the mission, as well as commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty is actively encouraged to seek external grant funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Electronic Resources-Systems Librarian provides leadership in access, collection development, and assessment of the Library’s
electronic resources. This position is responsible for coordinating licensed databases, eBook and electronic journal resources, including vendor relations, facilitating web access, and maintaining the Database A-Z List. Further, the candidate is tasked with managing internal software support systems including Aleph, EZProxy, OCLC, PRIMO, SFX, and Serials Solutions. Reporting to the Web and Mobile Services Librarian, these two positions comprise the Library’s Web Services unit, providing seamless and innovative access and delivery of online resources to the Lehman community.

The candidate must: track, maintain, and troubleshoot currently licensed electronic resources; arrange, promote, and evaluate trials of new resources; integrate electronic content into discovery service; analyze usage statistics; provide support to the Institutional Repository. Individual serves as representative to CUNY’s Electronic Resources Advisory Council (ERAC) and prepares Library’s annual Student Technology Fee database request.

The incumbent provides reference service, library instruction, and collection development in assigned subject areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Second Master’s required for appointment to Assistant Professor. Candidate should demonstrate exemplary technology skills, sophisticated working knowledge of research databases, vendor relations, eBook platforms, electronic journal management systems, content management software, and integrated library systems. We welcome an energetic and forward-thinking individual versed in emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to electronic resource management.

COMPENSATION

Salaries are subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule:
http://www.psc-cuny.org/contract/cuny-salary-schedule
Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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

Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information:
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=14380&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

CLOSING DATE

Application review will begin on December 27, 2016 and continue until position is filled.

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.

About John Pell

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

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