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Reference and Outreach Librarian (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)

JOB ID #: 10547

ISSUE DATE: 04/14/2014

CLOSING DATE: 06/22/2014


Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Outreach Librarian leads the library's effort in reaching and serving its diverse user populations with particular attention to students who are underutilizing library resources.  The Outreach Librarian publicizes and promotes the library as the research center of the campus through programming, instruction, exhibition, marketing, publications, and orientations.  He or she will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop, provide, and evaluate information, technology, research, and instruction geared towards faculty, off-site and e-learning students, including those at Fiterman Hall, BMCC's second building.  The position is service oriented requiring excellent social, communication and collaboration skills.

Librarians at Borough of Manhattan Community College are expected to take active roles in the college, serving on department and college committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication.  Continuous up-dating of knowledge and skills is required.

Specifically the Outreach Librarian is required to:

Plan, implement, and assess marketing, programs, exhibition, and events to represent the Library's public face.

Provide reference and instruction services, one-on-one research assistance, and virtual reference services as scheduled.  Perform specialized database searching and online service consultation.

Participate in the embedded and roving librarianship programs.

Select and assess collections and resources in designated subjects; participate as a departmental liaison to academic departments to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the college.

Keep abreast of relevant research for current trends and best practices in librarianship, information technology, social media, and scholarly communication.

Work on additional projects or committees as assigned.


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, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

- Minimum two years' experience in library service
- Ability to work with others for the good of the institution
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with lesson building software (Captive, Jing, Camtasia, etc.), course management systems (Blackboard), graphic design, and other web-applicable instructional tools
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to make presentations before groups and conduct effective training

Preferred Qualifications:
- Outreach experience in an academic library
- Expertise in desktop publishing, pedagogical methods, and outcomes assessment
- Expertise in the identification and implementation of emerging technologies that further the Library's mission
- Experience in providing information literacy instruction

SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent fringe benefits.  This is a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position, 35-hours, 5-day work week.  Scheduled hours may include evenings and weekends.

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