Senior Assistant Reference & Instruction Librarian – Farmingdale State College – Farmingdale, NY

About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 8,400 undergraduate students. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale State College will soon offer its first graduate degree. A total of 34 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Health Sciences. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region.

Job Description:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide comprehensive, one-on-one reference desk consultations to members of the college community using both print and electronic mediums for 12-15 hours per week. The successful candidate will also develop and offer in-class and individual Information Literacy instruction, including collaborative efforts with faculty in all disciplines. Additional responsibilities include: electronic resource management and other support/promotion of library services; assisting in the evaluation and/or creation of online videos; participation in collection development; and participation in the continual assessment of the library services and programs, including assessment of information literacy. Will perform other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 2-4 years reference experience in an academic library. Experience in undergraduate library instruction. Experience using educational technologies at the undergraduate level. 2nd Master’s degree in a Subject Discipline required to be considered for promotion/tenure.

Salary Information:

Salary minimum $52,000, commensurate with experience

Application Instructions:

A letter of application with resume and the addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references should be submitted online at:
Only applications submitted online will be considered.

About John Pell

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

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