E-Resources Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Aug 01, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10611

Regular/Temporary: Regular


E-Resources Librarian sought by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library at Queens College, The City University of New York (http://library.qc.cuny.edu/). Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. Often referred to as the "Jewel of the CUNY System," Queens College, situated on a 75-acre campus, is an urban school with a large and diverse student body.

A public services position reporting to the Chief Librarian, the E-Resources Librarian effectively coordinates and leads e-resources activities which include management, policy development, budgeting, statistical and qualitative reporting, and improvement in a high-tech multi-disciplinary library.

The position works collaboratively to advance the Libraries' teaching and learning activities in support of the Queens College (QC) curriculum through the effective integration of e-resources into the website of the Queens College Libraries (QCL), and the promotion of the effective use of e-resources to all college users.

Position responsibilities include:
- Assesses and makes recommendations to the Chief Librarian and appropriate committees for e-resources and the development of digital content in support of teaching and learning at the college.
- Coordinates electronic resources among all units of the department and develops policies and procedures for managing electronic resources.
- Oversees the acquisition, licensing, maintenance, and continuous access of electronic information resources.
- Acts as the primary contact and negotiator for vendor purchases and coordinates the selection and evaluation of electronic resources, before and after purchase.
- Represents QCL interests on various local, regional, and national committees.
- Acts as the primary contact and negotiator for consortial purchases, and works with the Library faculty and committees to recommend and implement changes and improvements to the QCL electronic resources.
- Continuously monitors trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use.
- Supports the Library faculty's professional development regarding e-resources awareness and learning.
- Participates in reference and research assistance, instructional services, and collection development.

Schedule may include some evenings and weekends.


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.  Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
- At least six (6) months of recent experience in professional e-resource management in an academic library
- Experience cataloging electronic resources
- Experience with link resolver systems and integrated library systems
- Familiarity with electronic resource management systems
- Experience resolving product and service issues with vendors
- Knowledge of Web coding for e-resource provision
- Personnel and project management experience
- Experience with library budgetary practices


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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Open until filled with review to begin 5/21/2014.


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