Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian – Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY), NY, NY

Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian

The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and motivated professional for the position of Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience providing library instruction both in-person and online (or other teaching experience), and reference both in-person and online, who shares the College’s and Library’s commitment to social justice, anti-racism work, and inclusive pedagogy, who is equity-minded, who is committed to student success, and who is able to work successfully in a collaborative environment. An equity-minded individual understands the importance of creating a learning environment responsive to cultural and ethnic differences, one which empowers all members of the college community to create initiatives that foster student success.

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of 21,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 24 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities—and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice. BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be— a leading community college nationwide— we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural and international environment.

Please note the COVID 19 vaccine is mandated for faculty who work on campus. For more information please see:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Providing library instruction both in-person and online,
Providing reference help both in-person and online,
Collaborating with other BMCC library faculty on instructional videos and materials
This is a non-teaching adjunct position. Non-teaching adjuncts are limited to 375 hours per semester for the fall and spring semester. If working at more than one CUNY campus, you cannot exceed 225 hours at the first CUNY campus and 150 hours at the second. This position is available for up to 225 hours.
More information about adjuncts’ rights and benefits can be found at the PSC-CUNY website:
Please see CUNY’s salary schedules for non-teaching adjuncts:


Candidates must have earned a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent accreditation if degree is from outside the U.S.
Library school students are invited to apply if they have acquired at least 12 credits and have reference and instruction experience.
Evening and weekend hours are available. But candidates must be available to work in-person for a few hours during the day each week.
Experience working in an academic library
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of diverse individuals.
Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues.
Must have a strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with students and colleagues in the Library, the College, and the University.
Demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an anti-racist, inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Dreyer, Chief Librarian (kdreyer@bmcc.cuny.ed), and Professor Robin Brown, Head of Public Services (, by July 22, 2022. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.