Instructor or Assistant Professor – Technical Services Librarian – Queensborough Community College (CUNY), Bayside, NY

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College invites applications for the position of Technical Services Librarian at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The candidate will perform original cataloging, oversee and maintain vendor-ready cataloging for print and ebooks and serials.  The successful candidate will 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 the 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 activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend shifts may be required.

Duties include:

-Function as subject specialist in assigned curricular areas, including collection development, communication and consultation with subject faculty.  Serve at reference (in person and remote) and offer information literacy instruction.
-Lead library’s efforts in developing and maintaining a current library collection which supports the learning and research needs of the QCC students, faculty, and staff
-Represent QCC on the CUNY Office of Library Services Cataloging Committee and other technical services committees
-Coordinate QCC library liaison process, collaborates with other librarians and staff supporting library activities related to acquisitions, collections, fullfillment, reserve and interlibrary loans
-Provide traditional and virtual service at a reference desk, online and in individual consultations
-Support course related Information literacy instruction and teaching of general information literacy skills
-Collaborate in efforts to engage college community in effective use of library services that enables better participation in the academic life of the college and results in greater awareness among faculty members of the resources and services of the library
– Supervise support staff.
-May include other duties as assigned


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

Preferred qualifications  include:

  1. 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
  2. Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  3. Supervisory experience
  4. Experience working in library technical services or related field
  5. Experience working in an academic or research library
  6. Familiarity with Ex Libris, OCLC, or related products
  7. Knowledge of cataloging best practices, familiarity with RDA


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.


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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Revised closing date, March 2, 2022.

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.