Monday, March 08, 2010

Government Documents & Serials Librarian, City College

Notice No.FY-2502
Job Title Government Documents & Serials Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Department Library
Closing Date 04/30/10

Position Description and Duties
Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic librarian who will be responsible for administering the Government Documents collection for a library designated a Federal Depository in 1884. Provides specialized assistance with the documents collection; oversees cataloging, copy cataloging, processing and check-in of documents and trains and supervises part-time staff in those activities; performs collection development activities for documents and revises and updates collection development policy. Maintains local SFX database links and contributes to CUNY SFX database; maintains Serials Solutions database and its attendant alphabetical list of electronic journals. Provides reference services as well as information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team, and is responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. Reports to the Chief of Technical Services.

This position is available September 1, 2010.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.

Qualifications and Requirements
ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank; a minimum of two years of relevant experience; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems.
Hands-on experience in the cataloging of government documents, in-depth knowledge of the SuDocs classification system, and ability to promote the use of these specialized materials to a variety of audiences. Good planning, administrative and communication skills, an ability to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution, and a flexible approach are essential.

To Apply
Applicants should submit a current vita and three letters of recommendations to:
Assoc. Dean Pamela Gillespie
Chief Librarian
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031