Substitute Reference & Instructional Design Librarian – Bronx Community College – Bronx, NY


Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Substitute Reference & Instructional Design Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information products and services. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

The Substitute Reference & Instructional Design Librarian will also lead Library Dept. faculty and staff in collaborating with faculty across disciplines by developing and support training activities for best practices of utilizing and integrating informational resources and technologies into hybrid learning efforts at BCC.

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 July 1, 2018.


Substitute 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.

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


Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education
  • Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy
  • Knowledge of current Instructional Design and Educational Technology theories and applications
  • Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
  • Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies
  • Experience working on department/library/college committee
  • Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
  • 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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