Sunday, September 27, 2009

Information Literacy and User Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)


Queensborough Community College

Title Information Literacy and User Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Location/Department Library

Position Type Faculty - Full-time tenure track faculty position. 12 month contract (Anticipated Start Spring 2010)

FLSA Status Exempt

Compensation Instructor: $45,138 - $59,206
Assistant Professor: $48,596 - $64,956
Salary depends on qualifications and experience
(Effective 10/20/09)

Notice Number FY16586

Closing Date October 30, 2009


Queensborough Community College, CUNY, offers associates degrees and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines. The college is committed to academic excellence, innovative pedagogy and valuing the cultural diversity of our community. Located on a park-like setting in eastern Queens, the college also enjoys the opportunities offered as part of the City University of New York. The library has recently undergone substantial renovations in order to support collaborative learning and attention to the needs of community college students. The library faculty consists of eleven full-time professionals and eight part- time faculty members. Additional information is available at
• Develop and offer workshops, tutorials, and course-specific instruction; collaborate with faculty in course construction; develop online and classroom instruction materials; collaborate with peers in university-wide information literacy initiatives.
• Provide in-person and online reference service, including evening and weekend hours.
• Develop research-related assessment tools, implement assessment programs, and provide analysis of library services and student learning.
• Consult individually with students and faculty on research projects, methods, and best practices; work closely with academic department representatives providing instruction and information about library resources.
• Participate in collection development, including print and online resources; develop and maintain subject and policy guides.
• Represent the library on college and university committees.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Tenure track faculty must meet the publication and service requirements for tenure and promotion. Some evening and/or weekend assignments will be required.


Required: An A.L.A. accredited master’s degree in library and information science. Candidates for appointment as an Assistant Professor must also have a second master’s in a subject area or a Ph.D.; teaching and reference services experience; one or more years of related professional work experience, preferably in an academic library; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; a commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services; knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and information technologies; and superior oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Experience applying current instructional theories and principles to online instruction or e-learning, preferably in a higher education context; experience with instructional design, digital video, podcasting, and/or Web design. The successful candidate will show evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations.

SEND or EMAIL application letter and resume, with PVN number to:
Library Search Committee Office of Faculty & Staff Relations (A-410) Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364-1497

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