CUNY Instructor or Assistant Professor - Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan Librarian in Queens, New York


The Kurt R. Schmeller Library at Queensborough Community College invites applications for the position of Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan Librarian at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The candidate will oversee collection development, manage interlibrary loan, perform reference work, information literacy instruction, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments and share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

As a community college in the CUNY system, our diverse student population primarily takes general education and lower division courses for university transfer. Library faculty members have an eleven month calendar with 40 vacation days. Faculty on the Assistant Professor tenure track receive reassigned time to pursue scholarship. For faculty in Assistant Professor rank, continued scholarly activities are required for tenure and promotion. Some evening or weekend shifts may be required. Position to start in Fall 2019.

Duties include:

  • Leads library’s efforts in developing and maintaining a current library collection which supports the learning and research needs of the QCC students, faculty, and staff

  • Coordinates QCC library liaison process, collaborates with other librarians and staff supporting library activities related to acquisitions, collections, and interlibrary loans

  • Provides traditional and virtual service at a reference desk, online and in individual consultations

  • Supports course related Information literacy instruction and teaching of general information literacy skills

  • Collaborates in efforts to engage college community in effective use of library services that enables better participation in the academic life of the college and results in greater awareness among faculty members of the resources and services of the library

  • May include other duties as assigned


All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

For Assistant Professor:

ALA accredited MLS or equivalent and a master’s OR doctorate from an accredited institution.

For Instructor:

An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Faculty members hired at the Instructor rank must complete requirements for Assistant Professor (additional graduate degree) within five years.

Preferred qualifications for Instructor or Assistant Professor rank include:

1) Prior experience at a community college library 2) college level teaching experience or library instruction experience 3) Experience in setting priorities for the collection in a community college library 4) Interlibrary loan experience 5) All faculty members must demonstrate an ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 must provide a CV/resume, cover letter and statement of scholarly interests.


March 23, 2019. Review of resumes to begin February 24, 2019.


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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.

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Job ID: 20183

Location: Queensborough CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular