Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Reference & Instruction Librarian (Evening & Weekend): Assistant Professor to Associate Professor Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus Library


This is a tenure-track faculty position which includes extensive instruction and reference responsibilities in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment. The Reference & Instruction Librarian (Evening and Weekend) will provide reference services including some weekends and evenings (2:00 pm to 10:00 pm). The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in traditional library services, the teaching skills necessary to create and deliver a wide range of information literacy instruction sessions, as well as experience in the application of digital and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. The successful candidate will provide a high level of reference service, teach classes in the Library’s information literacy and curriculum-integrated instruction programs, and demonstrate commitment to user-centered service. The successful candidate will participate in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, committees and professional development.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and at least three years’ reference and instructional experience, preferably in an academic library. Strong service orientation. Ability to work collaboratively with teaching and library faculty. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will work with a diverse range of people, will work both independently and in a team environment, and will work some evenings and weekends. Thirty additional graduate credits beyond the MLS (required for assistant professor appointment) or second master’s. Subject specialization in business/public administration preferred.

To apply:

Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and names and contact information of three references (not letters) to:, or mail to Library Dean’s Office, LLC Room 517, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a tenure-track position. Long Island University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, and paid research time.

Long Island University is the seventh largest private university in the U.S. It is recognized for its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, and library and information science. The Brooklyn Campus, an urban oasis located in vibrant downtown Brooklyn, is easy commuting distance to many charming residential neighborhoods and is one train stop from Manhattan. The campus enrolls more than 11,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degrees in the various colleges: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, Health Professions, Nursing, Business and Public Administration. With a staff exceeding 40, the library contains 265,000 books, 500 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, more than 50,000 ebooks and over 300 databases providing access to tens of thousands of electronic resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at