Lecturer – Student Development Librarian — New York, New York


Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of nearly 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, over 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.

The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) seeks an experienced professional for the position of Student Development Librarian. This position is a key part of the library’s Student Success Team, which includes the Student Success Librarian, the Student Outreach and Instruction Librarian, and the Student Development Librarian. This position addresses barriers to student persistence, college fluency and the self-efficacy of students as scholars. Specifically, the Student Development Librarian will develop cross-departmental collaborations for BMCC’s existing and new High Impact Practices, such as the First Year Experience (FYE) courses and common intellectual experiences.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with academic and non-academic student support departments and programs across the College
  • identifying and developing opportunities for partnerships, programs and student outreach; using high impact practices as appropriate
  • providing outreach, instruction, and programming to students identified as needing extra support through the College’s Connect2Success early alert system
  • working with and supporting faculty and courses using Supplemental Instruction, including providing instruction and outreach as needed
  • developing quantitative and qualitative metrics to assess the impact of programming on student persistence and success
  • actively working to build and maintain communities within the College


Bachelor’s degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.

BMCC Specific:

The Leturer classification is a faculty position which leads to a Certificate of Contunous Employment.

  • 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.
  • Experience working in an academic or public library.
  • Excellent communication skills, including leading meetings, creating social media posts, written reports and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and anti-racist campus community.
  • Strong service orientation
  • Positive and professional demeanor with diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success, social justice and inclusive pedagogy and equity
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed librarianship and other applicable pedagogical theories

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with American Association of Colleges and Universities high impact practices.
  • Demonstrated ability in building community among undergraduate students.
  • Experience creating workshops and other programming.
  • Familiarity with culturally sustaining pedagogy and practices.



*effective 11/1/2022

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.


Candidates should apply using our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at https://cuny.jobs/.

Candidates should provide:

  1. Cover addressed to the Search Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsiblities and qualifications described in the job posting
  2. Current resume/CV

Vaccine mandate

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.




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