Friday, May 1, 2009

Instructor or Assistant Professor / Information Services Librarian

Brooklyn College of The City University of New York

Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor / Information Services Librarian

Location/Department: Library

Position Description and Duties:
Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information Services Librarian works as one of a team of ten librarians. The Information Services Librarian provides both traditional and online reference services, library and related research instruction, and information literacy services. This Librarian will collect print, electronic and multimedia resources in selected disciplines and provide tailored discipline-related services to faculty and students in those departments of the College and related work as assigned. It should be noted that the work schedule during the academic year includes participation in the regular weekend and evening rotations.

Qualifications Requirements:
A.L.A. accredited master’s degree in library and information science (for appointment as an instructor); a second master’s in a subject area (for appointment at the rank of assistant professor); reference services experience; excellent interpersonal skills; a commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services; knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and information technologies; superior oral and written skills; ability to work effectively on shared projects and department and college committees. The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility, and the ability to meet the publication requirements for tenure and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications:
One or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library. Knowledge of and experience with current instructional theories and principles applicable to various types of online instruction or e-learning, preferably in a higher education context. Preferred skills include experience with instructional design, digital video, podcasting, and/or Web design is highly desirable.

Please note that the subject area of the undergraduate degree or the subject masters is open, but preference may be given to candidates with a background in educational technology, instructional design, online learning, or a related field, or with a subject background in the sciences.

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Brooklyn College/CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
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