Assistant Librarian

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Administration
Department:: Ritz Library
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Jul 1, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 132971

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

The Assistant Librarian position is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Director of the Library. The position primarily includes instruction, reference, resource management, collection development, and other public service activities. Assistant librarians assist the director in the overall operations of the library and ensure that excellent service is provided to our students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide remote and in-person reference services to patrons.
Respond to student inquiries and concerns at library service desks.
Work collaboratively with the Information Technology Department as needed.
Gather and analyze library statistics for reference, instruction, usage, etc.
Participate in the development and teaching of remote and in-person information literacy sessions.
Participate in print and electronic collection development. Act as a department liaison for up to three academic departments.
Create and update content in LibGuides, RitzDiscovery, and other library systems with a focus on the user experience.
Assist with managing electronic resources, patron data, and fulfillment services in Alma.
Assist with collection maintenance, including maintenance of the College Archives.
Assist with the library budget process if needed.
Regularly work evening and weekend hours. Oversee staff, facilities, and services during evenings and weekends.
Assist in library public relations, including the creation of marketing materials and displays, and represent the library at public functions,
Assist in the recruitment and retention of library staff.
Develop and implement strategies to promote student success through collaboration with faculty and staff across campus.
Participate in department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required.
Serve on college committees and participate in shared governance.

Other duties as assigned.


Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program required.

Minimum of 2 years of library experience required, preferably in a higher education setting.

Familiarity with emerging technologies and strong technology skills required.

Experience working with Alma/Primo VE preferred.

Additional Information:


When classes are in session, this position will work Sunday to Thursday, including Sundays 1-6pm and two evenings per week until 7:30pm. The hours will vary during the summer sessions and intersessions.

Application Instructions:

Please submit an application, resume and cover letter.

A full background screening with be conducted.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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