Substitute Access Services Librarian – Bronx Community College – Bronx, NY


Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Substitute Access Services Librarian joins a team of librarians and staff providing students and faculty with support for access and use of library information resources and services. Position involves direct oversight of a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff professionals and student employees that is responsible for delivering quality services related to circulation, reserves, inter-/intra-library loan, resources sharing, technology support, and directional assistance. S/he will guide area procedures and policies, personnel oversight including hiring/training/evaluation/professional development, and reporting on metrics. The Substitute Access Services Librarian will also participate with fellow Library Dept. faculty and staff in providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance and in the shared collection development activities. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned. Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required. All appointments are subject to financial availability. The position is set to begin August 1, 2018.


Substitute Assistant/Associate: Supports the college library through providing oversight of Access Services staff and services advancing support for student access and success in utilizing BCC library information resources and services. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 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 AND second graduate degree. Also required is management experience and the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
  • Knowledge of technologies, trends, and issues in contemporary library access services
  • Familiarity with the integrated library systems, MS Office, and scanning technologies
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging skills
  • Knowledge of web-based access service add-ons/platforms (e.g. SpringShare, OCLC’s ILLiad)
  • Experience with managing teams and fair delegation
  • Experience working on department/library/college committees
  • Experience with providing reference services
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing collaborative working relationships
  • Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
  • The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.


CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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.


To Apply

Candidates should provide .pdfs of a CV, a cover letter with a statement of scholarship interests, and the names and contact information for three current references. Send as e-mail attachments to ONLY: Ms. Erma Nieves –

About John Pell

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

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