Monday, January 03, 2011

Reference/Instruction Librarian, School of Social Work Library (SSWL): Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

Reference/Instruction Librarian
Instructor or Assistant Professor

Duties: Reporting to the Head Librarian of the School of Social Work Library at Hunter College’s Social Work Campus, the Librarian will provide general and specialized reference services to students and faculty on the use of print and electronic resources will participate in library instruction, collection development, and will oversee special projects. The Librarian will be responsible for the development and content of the SSWL website; will collaborate in the Hunter College main library’s blog; will assist patrons with database searching, and the Internet; develop instructional publications and tutorials in all formats; act as primary contact for reserve collection and will participate in library’s liaison program with academic faculty.

Instructor: MLS, or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school. (2nd Master's required after 5 years).
Assistant Professor: MLS, or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school, and an additional Master’s degree or Doctorate.

Highly desirable: Minimum two years academic reference experience in social work or related fields. Experience with electronic resources, including online course technologies and multimedia services such as online tutorials for library instruction, web 2.0 technology, and collection development; aware of trends in social work and social work education; subject degree in social work, psychology, sociology, nursing or related fields; willingness to work in a team environment, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.

Salary: Instructor: $ 39,399 - $61,043; Assistant Professor: $ 42,873 - $64,956 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits. 35-hour, 5-day work week, including evenings and/or weekends.

Position is available February 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send resume and names (with addresses, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail addresses) or at least three current references to:

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable
laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.