Institutional Archivist (Instructor or Assistant Professor), LaGuardia Community College Library, CUNY, New York, NY

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Institutional Archivist Librarian responsible for organizing, maintaining, and providing access – both physical and digital – to the Institutional Archives of the College. The Institutional Archivist acquires material for the Archives including photographs, course proposals, memos, correspondences, and other documents relating to the internal functions of the College. In addition, the Institutional Archivist provides instruction and reference services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety of in-person and remote methods; serves as a liaison to assigned departments; and participates in collection development. The Institutional Archivist manages the daily operation of the Institutional Archives, provides access to the physical collection, and leads its digitization program.

Library faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person and one-on-one consultations, and via e-mail and chat; participate in the Library’s instruction program; and collaborate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats and media. 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, students, and others 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.

Assistant Professor:

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.


Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

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 educationa��not just for individuals, but for our community and our countrya��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 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.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


A minimum of two years’ worth of experience within an academic library or archive; experience accessioning and processing institutional collections and creating metadata; and familiarity with digital archive technologies. 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; demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.A� We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and three professional references.

October 7, 2016 (Revised)
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.A� At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.A� 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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