Information Literacy Coordinator — Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Queens, NY

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College invites applications for the position of Information Literacy Librarian at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The candidate will provide information literacy instruction and serve as liaison to one or more academic departments and share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce, and is dedicated to recruiting and retaining professionals who share the College’s commitment to equity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our diverse student population primarily takes general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Library faculty members have an eleven-month calendar with 40 vacation days. Faculty on the Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly and service activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend shifts may be required.

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Manage, develop and assess the information literacy instruction program in alignment with library strategic plan and college mission

Coordinate day-to-day operations of the information literacy programCollaborate with faculty and other librarians to lead the development and maintenance of information literacy at different student levels

Collaborate with university colleagues as required to initiate projects to promote information literacy and research education on campus

Design shared instructional materials in various formats (e.g. digital, interactive, etc.), including, but not limited to LibGuides, online tutorials, and training materials

Conduct information literacy instruction sessions, online, hybrid, hyflex, and/or in-person

Contribute to the development and delivery of information literacy instruction to college preparatory programs that help students to build their academic skills and readiness for higher education

Develop and maintain best practices, policies, and procedures related to information literacy instruction within the library

Act as subject liaison between the library and designated departments

Provide in-person and online chat reference

May include other duties as assigned

Some evening or weekend shifts may be required.

Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence.


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 Professor, a second graduate degree is required. For the Instructor title, faculty must complete the Assistant Professor requirements for an additional graduate degree within five years.

Preferred :

Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence with engaged learning instruction tailored to the needs of underrepresented and underserved student populations in community college libraries.

Experience with reference and information literacy (IL) teaching experience in academic libraries, especially in community college libraries

Demonstrated leadership of library information literacy instructional programs

Demonstrated proficiencies in library assessment, especially with information literacy instruction

Knowledge and experience in implementing the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework in information literacy instruction

Demonstrated experience of designing instruction and materials using critical pedagogy


Instructor $ 72,177 – $ 74,417

Assistant Professor $ 79,188 – $ 86,645

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package 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.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day. Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the Emblem Health website.


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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and a cover letter that includes a statement of scholarly interests.


November 29, 2023.

Review of resumes to begin immediately.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. 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.