Hunter College Libraries is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and growth oriented professional for the position of substitute Assistant Professor-Librarian. This is a six-month, renewable, non-tenure track appointment. The ideal candidate will be able to work across divisions in library services with a diverse array of talented students and colleagues. They will find interest in developing and sharing innovative approaches to librarianship and will share a commitment to participating in shared decision making in committees across the Hunter libraries, Hunter College, and CUNY environments.
The substitute Librarian will be based at Hunter College’s main campus located on East 68th Street in Manhattan and will support the libraries located at the 119th Street and East 25th Street campuses. Hunter College Libraries operate near many major cultural institutions and offer scholars and creative artists a vibrant and dynamic community within a highly diverse urban setting. As part of the City University of New York, a nationally recognized metropolitan university system, Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.
Reference & Instruction
• Provide course-related and stand-alone instruction sessions for students and faculty within the library and through videoconferencing, including at least 10-15 sections in the Libraries course-related instruction program for English 120.
• Provide reference assistance and research consultations for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the library.
• Maintain online research tools and create research aides that facilitate library usage, including library web pages and research guides.
• Promote and coordinate use of Hunter’s institutional repository.
• Coordinate publication and deposit of dissertations and theses.
• Recommend and facilitate open access publish models.
• Serve as liaison to the departments of Sociology, and other departments as assigned.
• Promote usage of the library by engaging above academic departments, promoting library services, and participating in outreach programs.
• Assist with collection development efforts, including identifying, evaluating, and recommending, information resources for acquisition or de-acquisition.
• Participate in and lead work in library standing and ad-hoc committees.
• Participate in professional groups and events and contribute to the advancement of librarianship.
This description represents the highest priority needs of the Libraries but is not exhaustive. Other professional activities may be developed and incorporated according to the interests and abilities of the substitute and the needs of the Libraries.
• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and an additional Master’s degree in another field.
• Demonstrated enthusiasm for experimentation and implementing new services, work methods, and developing innovative models to apply to challenges in scholarly communications.
• Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
• A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
• Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to create and utilize data-driven analysis
• Expertise with the literature and information sources used in one or more academic disciplines.
• Demonstrated commitment to expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in scholarly communication.
• Experience with the management of an institutional repository.
• Familiarity with copyright issues in scholarly and educational publishing
Send a CV and Cover Letter to John Pell, Interim Chief Librarian of Hunter College Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org