Sunday, September 16, 2012

Outreach & Instruction Librarian

Rank:  Instructor or Assistant Professor
Location/Department:  Library  
Position Detail:  Teaching
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience and credentials
Web Site:
Closing Date:   Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately


Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, the Outreach & Instruction Librarian works as 1 of a team of 10 librarians.  Develops and delivers instructional programs, often incorporating new technologies.  Acts as faculty liaison to the School of Education and other designated areas; maintains awareness of curricular needs, teaching approaches, and research interests of faculty, and makes recommendations to support related activities. Engages faculty in information literacy initiatives.  Conducts outreach to various communities, including affiliated high schools and programs, the Learning Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum program, Student Affairs, alumni, and others.  Collects resources in Education and other designated disciplines.  Maintains knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.  Provides traditional and virtual reference and research assistance. Collaborates with others in identifying, designing, and introducing new information products and services. Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication.  Schedule may include weekend and evening rotations.  The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.


Required Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or large public library. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience developing collaborative working relationships.
  • Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second graduate degree required for appointment above the rank of Instructor. 
  • Experience working with high school liaison programs or high school students.
  • Experience working on department/library/college committees.
  • Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of resources in Education and current pedagogical theories.
  • Experience with current web and instructional technologies.
  • Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process.


Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Applications must be submitted through the CUNY First online application system.  Please go to and click “How to Apply for Jobs Online”.  This job is posting number 6453. 

The City University of New York is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Immigration Reform and Control Act/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer 

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