Friday, May 1, 2009

Instructor or Assistant Professor - Information Services Librarian and Weekend Supervisor

Brooklyn College of The City University of New York

Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Information Services Librarian and Weekend Supervisor

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. In addition to the above, the Weekend Supervisor's additional responsibilities include overseeing all library services and building activities on weekends, including reference and instruction. It should be noted that the work schedule during the academic year will be Saturdays and Sundays in addition to three weekdays and participation in the regular evening rotation.

A.L.A. accredited Masters degree in library and information science (for appointment as an instructor); a second masters in a subject area (for appointment at the rank of assistant professor); reference services experience, a minimum of one year of supervisory 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 on 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. Experience in an academic library is strongly preferred.
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 the sciences.

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