Web/Digital Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor) — Hostos Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY

The Hostos Community College Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative and growth professional to join its team. This position is responsible for coordinating the Hostos Community College Library online presence and providing expertise for the migration, integration, and design of user-facing library systems and applications that support academic research. We are especially interested in a candidate who, through experience and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and advancement of the College community. The Web/Digital services librarian is a technologically proficient and experienced, collegial professional who works with the Reference, Archives and Special Collections, Technical Services, and Access Services to ensure best practices, accessibility needs, and standards and reports to the Chief Librarian.

In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Develops, designs, and continuously improves the library website’s architecture and integration of web-based services into student success initiatives.
• Ensures that library content is delivered and accessible across multiple formats to support the research needs of students, faculty, and staff at Hostos and CUNY.
• Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.
• Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to improve the accessibility, usability, responsiveness, and overall user experience of the library’s web-based services.
• Performs systems needs assessment and analysis for library patrons.
• Develops procedures and maintains documentation for website maintenance.
• Supports students’ development of research skills at the reference desk and through information literacy instruction.
• Guides faculty and staff in the effective use of library services and resources.
• Demonstrates record of success working within or providing services for diverse groups.
• Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.
• Provides collection development and liaison duties by collaborating with department representatives and faculty members in assigned college or department.
• Develops and maintains research guides for subject areas to be determined.
• Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures.
• Participates in library, college, and university committees.
• Other related duties as assigned.
• Essential duties require on-campus presence.


Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Second master’s in non-library subject area (for assistant professor title).
Preferred qualifications include:
• Familiarity with content management systems including Springhare CMS and/or Pressbooks.
• Experience in website design, application of web accessibility standards, content management system support, XHTML, HTML, CSS, and text and image editing software.
• Current knowledge of web and digital content technologies and standards of interoperability, usability, and accessibility for the web.
• Experience with designing and/or running user experience testing
• Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience, work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as a team member, and establish cooperative working relationships with colleagues.
• Familiarity with learning management systems to build library content in Brightspace D2L.
• Familiarity with higher education and especially with the needs of first-generation students.
• 2 – 5 years’ experience with a portfolio of projects.
• Availability to work weekend and evening hours.


Instructor: $72,177 – $79,566
Assistant Professor: $72,667 – $82,928
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 should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

Open until filled with review of applications to begin April 10, 2024

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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.