Emerging/Learning Technologies Librarian – Queensborough Community College – New York, NY

Assistant Professor – Emerging/Learning Technologies Librarian
Job ID: 11547
Location: Queensborough Community College
Department: The Kurt R. Schmeller Library
Category: Faculty
Issue Date: September 29 2014
Closing Date: November 28 2014
Review of Resumes to Start: October 14 2014
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, is located on a park-like campus in Bayside. The college offers associate degrees in a variety of transfer and career programs. Queensborough Community College is committed to fostering a collaborative, learning-centered community and the Kurt R. Schmeller Library is very concerned with working in a learner centered environment. The Assistant Professor- Emerging/Learning Technologies Librarian will:

-Explore, develop, promote, and assess innovative online tools, including social networking and other services targeting off-campus learners

-Take a leadership role in the creation and implementation of online learning modules to support the Library’s information literacy, reference and web-based learning programs.

-Support both onsite and virtual reference services

-Support the creation of course-related and curriculum-integrated web resources

-Work with faculty members who use Blackboard and who teach fully or partially online courses

-Work with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to assist faculty in integrating both technology and library resources in effective community college pedagogy

-Assist faculty members with copyright issues

-Provide information about open access resources

-Participate in collection development, including print and online resources; develop and maintain subject and policy guides.

-Represent the library on college and university committees

-Other duties as assigned

Reference, information literacy instruction, liaison work and collection development responsibilities are also required of all library faculty.

The position includes evening and weekend assignments.

Tenure track faculty must meet the publication and service requirements for tenure and promotion.


Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.


Experience in online instruction or e-learning, preferably in a higher education context; experience with instructional design, screencasting tools, preferably Camtasia or Adobe Captivate.

Knowledge of virtual reference, social networking strategies and course management systems (Blackboard preferred).

Teaching and reference services experience; one or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library.

Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

A commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services; knowledge of current trends in information and educational technologies.

Superior oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.


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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

About John Pell

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

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