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Job Title:  Assistant Professor – Emerging Technologies Librarian
Job ID:   21677
Location:  College of Staten Island
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

 

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned. 
 
About the College of Staten Island:  
 
The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The College offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff.  The Library's collection along with its high quality reference and instructional services, offer students and faculty access to a wealth of information and resources that support the college’s curriculum. The Library is located at the center of the south academic quadrangle of the campus, at the end of the Alumni Walk. The campus is commutable from Brooklyn via the S93 bus or by car over the Verrazano Bridge; from Manhattan by ferry/shuttle bus; and from New Jersey by car via the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing. 
 
The College of Staten Island is seeking an enthusiastic, patron-oriented Emerging Technologies Librarian (tenure-track) to advance the Library's outreach through thorough and effective development of web-based and other emerging technologies. 
 
This library faculty member will have the background necessary to develop and adapt emerging technologies to engage students in an online environment and support faculty in the development of online and hybrid courses.  The Emerging Technologies Librarian will advance the Library’s online tutorials, videos, and assessment tools, as well as design interactive distance learning modules to introduce students to library services, and teach information literacy and research skills.  They will work to integrate these modules and the Library’s research guides and web pages into the College’s Learning Management System.  Additionally, the Emerging Technologies Librarian will coordinate the Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, and the College’s presence in Academic Works, CUNY’s online open access (OA) repository administered by the Library.       
 
Reporting to the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian, the successful candidate will:  
 
- Advise and assist in efforts to use emerging technologies to build relationships with users and increase awareness of Library resources and services in the campus community. 
- Encourage and facilitate the application of technologies to enhance Library services to a diverse patron population 
- Develop web-based tools, resources, and assessments tailored to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the college community. 
- Work with College stakeholders to incorporate information literacy and research skills in online education/distance learning. 
- Coordinate and promote the Library’s OER initiative and CUNY’s OA repository. 
- Engage in scholarship and service required for reappointment and tenure. 
- Provide reference and instruction services. 
- Serve as liaison to assigned College departments, programs and/or centers.  
- Provide collection development in assigned areas. 
- Complete other duties as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required.  Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. 
 
Preferred qualifications include:  
- Two years experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic library setting  
- Strong background in Open Educational Resources and Open Access publishing. 
- Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technologies 
- Experience using SpringShare products (i.e. LibGuides, LibAnswers, etc.) 
- Ability to identify and familiarity with Free or Open Source Software (FOSS). 
- Knowledge of and/or use of Learning Management Systems, preferably Blackboard.  
- Knowledge of trends and best practices in library technology and scholarly communications.   
- Experience creating streaming video and online tutorials.  
- Strong service orientation with excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills. 
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.  
- Commitment to professional development.

 

COMPENSATION:

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.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please visit https://cuny.jobs/ and enter the Job ID# in the “What” section field.  To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and contact information for three professional references. 
 
If you have difficulty uploading multiple documents to the Website, please send them to: humanresources@csi.cuny.edu referencing Job ID# 21677.

 

CLOSING DATE:

March 24th, 2020

 

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY:

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

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.

Full Time Non-Faculty Positions

Part-Time Non-Faculty Positions

Library Internships

The CSI Library invites internship applications from library school students interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. This is an unpaid internship, with the option of receiving academic credit. The internship appointment is a one-semester term.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library/ information science graduate program.
  • Have a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Commit to a one-semester contract appointment in the library

These internships are intended to provide experience to students interested in exploring a career in academic libraries. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with professional librarians. They will gain valuable practical experiences, as well as strong information management skills at the end of the internship.

The successful candidate will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an internship appointment. Interns will assist staff with special projects in Cataloging, Access Services, Collection Development, Library Instruction Services, or in Archives & Special Collections.

Hours: 10- 15 per week.

To apply, fill out the Internship Interest Form and include evidence of enrollment in a graduate library program and a letter of reference. Completed applications must be received no later than November 30 to be considered for Spring appointment and May 15 for Fall appointment.