Professor (Librarian) – Chief Librarian – Queensborough Community College (CUNY), Bayside, NY

UPDATE:  The search has been extended to March 18th, 2022

Job ID: 23630
Location: Queensborough CC
Full/Part Time:Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Queensborough Community College, located in Bayside, Queens, is one of the 24 institutions, including seven community colleges, within The City University of New York, the nation’s largest urban public university. The College, established in 1958, confers the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees, and offers Certificate Programs in various career areas. It offers over 30 programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering Technologies, Art & Humanities, Health Related Sciences, and Education.

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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.

Reporting to the College’s Provost, the Chief Librarian is responsible for organizing, directing and evaluating library services, information resources, policies, planning, outreach, personnel, budgets, as well as the Library facility and its online presence.

The Chief Librarian will:
-Serve as the principal advocate for the Library, and its faculty and staff and user community
-Oversee all aspects of Library administration including instruction and reference, public and technical services, collection management and development, institutional archives and special collections, budgeting and staff supervision, facility planning and management
-Mentor and guide untenured and tenured faculty
Supervise and facilitate continued integration of new and emerging technologies in Library operations, and maintain effective local, regional, and state consortial partnerships
-Establish a strategic vision that aligns the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives with the College’s Strategic Plan and act as a change agent with a forward-looking vision.
-Serve as Chairperson of the Library Department. Prepare faculty evaluations based on annual goals and carry out Library departmental activities related to faculty promotion and tenure
-Represent the College on the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians which is charged with advancing library services across CUNY
-Represent the Library on College-wide and University committees
-Provide assessment for library services such as reference, instruction, web services, collection development & acquisitions, library technology, space issues, etc.
-Develop and support strategic relationships with stakeholders on campus and across CUNY (CLT, academic support)
-Seek grants to enhance Library funding for systems, resources, programs, and services, and participate in other College fundraising activities
-Demonstrate a record of scholarship


Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualification include:
-At least 5 years demonstrated administrative/management experience in an academic library environment, especially in acommunity college setting.
-Understanding of and significant experience in addressing the major challenges (including technology) facing academic libraries.
-Record of scholarship and interests in teaching/learning innovation.
-Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
-Ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

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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March 3, 2022
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