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Associate Librarian for Collection Management, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) (apply by March 3)

  • 1.  Associate Librarian for Collection Management, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) (apply by March 3)

    Posted Dec 20, 2017 10:34 AM

    Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian




    Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an energetic,

    innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Associate

    Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor or Associate

    Professor rank. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting

    date of July 1, 2018.


    The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic

    vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection

    management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of

    Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This

    individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of

    print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role,

    serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the

    mission of the library and the institution. Librarians at CUNY have faculty

    rank and status and must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion

    including librarianship, research and publication. Mentoring and support for

    scholarship is available to all Library faculty.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


    - Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties

    include subject-specific instruction, subject guides, and collection

    development for those disciplines

    - As the Chair of the Library Collection Management Committee, work with the

    library faculty to formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection

    development policies and liaison activities. Function as the main contact for

    collection donations

    - Analyze, budget, plan, assess, and evaluate library collections

    - Collect statistics for CUNY, ACRL, IPEDS among others

    - Serve on the Library Management Team. Work closely with the Chief

    Librarian, the heads of Acquisitions and Serials, the Electronic Services

    Librarian and related support staff

    - Represent Brooklyn College on the CUNY Office of Library Services


    - Adhere to Brooklyn College and CUNY procurement policies, and liaise

    effectively with these offices

    - Participate in regularly scheduled subject-specific, general, and virtual

    reference service, including evening and weekend work as needed


    Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through

    their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.


    The Brooklyn College Library has excellent collections, supporting

    undergraduate and master’s level study in the humanities, social sciences, and

    sciences. The collections total nearly 1.5 million volumes, as well as

    significant audiovisual and microform holdings. Periodical resources include

    approximately 3,500 print titles and over 100,000 electronic journals which

    are accessible 24/7. Brooklyn College Library serves a diverse population of

    over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Brooklyn College, as well

    as Brooklyn College faculty and staff and various other members of the

    community. We also collaborate closely with all other CUNY libraries:

    together, we support over 550,000 CUNY students, in the nation’s largest urban

    public university.


    Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it

    serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A

    vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises

    individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom

    are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives

    by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the

    arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education

    curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. We are an urban, public

    institution, proudly situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse

    communities in the country. We are committed to student success and to our

    historic mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students

    of all backgrounds. We seek to develop knowledgeable students who are engaged

    in the life of the college and our community, and are prepared to think

    critically, lead responsibly, act ethically, and contribute globally.



    - Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-

    accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent

    - Second Master’s degree

    - Minimum 5 years of professional library experience

    - Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues in an

    academic or research library including emerging practices, standards, and


    - Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections

    - Experience managing a library collections budget

    - Excellent oral and written communication skills


    Preferred Qualifications

    - 3 years of experience supervising library staff

    - Demonstrated project management skills

    - Experience with STEM materials management

    - Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an


    - Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues in open access

    and scholarly communication



    Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are

    subject to financial availability.


    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.




    STEP ONE – Apply Online in CUNYfirst



    Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:


    - An application letter indicating their experience and qualifications for

    the position, that also details how their librarianship, service and/or

    scholarship has supported the success of students. In addition, the cover

    letter should also include a statement of contributions to diversity and

    inclusion (i.e., a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to

    diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities,

    and/or service).

    - Current curriculum vitae

    - A recent scholarly/professional writing sample


    STEP TWO - Go to http://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/


    All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of

    recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the

    link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.


    The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to

    submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.


    Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.






    March 3, 2018





    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty




    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to

    apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected

    groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the

    basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or

    gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.



    Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian


    Job ID: 17878


    Location: Brooklyn College


    Full/Part Time: Full-Time


    Regular/Temporary: Regular