Instruction and Digital Services Librarian – Metropolitan College of New York

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), an innovative, non-profit college that provides a unique educational model, driven by its social justice mission, seeks an Instruction & Digital Services Librarian whose passions align with the college’s core mission. MCNY’s academic program aims to prepare students for professional success and empower them to deliver positive change to their communities and workplaces. The college’s two new, state-of-the-art campuses are ideally located on West Street in the Financial District and in the South Bronx in the Hub district.

The Instruction & Digital Services Librarian (I/DSL) will provide dynamic support at both Manhattan and Bronx locations. The I/DSL will have days at both campuses. While in the Bronx, they will serve as primary point person for our vibrant Bronx Campus, working closely with the Director of the Library, faculty, and academic support staff to develop and provide substantive and tailored library services. The I/DSL will take the lead on maintaining, developing, and assessing the digital presence of the MCNY Library, including online instruction, as well as representing the library on college committees related to technology. At both locations the I/DSL will provide deep, student-centered reference support, develop and teach in-class critical information literacy sessions, (both standalone classes and as part of our growing embedded instruction program) and assist with collection development, library programming, maintaining e-resources, copy cataloging and assessment initiatives.

Everyone in our library works together to foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment and critical thinking.

Required qualifications

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a preferred minimum one to three years of experience in an Academic Library; the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as to take initiative on independent projects. Must have significant experience providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services as well as a commitment to working with nontraditional students. Experience with usability issues, emerging web development technology related to libraries, and e-resources. Some evenings and weekend work hours required.

Additional preferred qualifications

Experience copy cataloging and experience with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services, Open Educational Resources, and content management systems, e.g., LibGuides.

Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0119dedc-a656-47f1-876c-a3c0896b2304&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=296026&source=CC3&lang=en_US
or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006.
For more information about MCNY and other employment opportunities, please visit the College’s website at www.mcny.edu.

About John Pell

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

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