Assistant Professor – Information Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian

New York City
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The City College of New York seeks applications for an Assistant Professor – Information Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian to be appointed in Fall 2024.

The Information Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian (Assistant Professor) is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and CCNY Libraries by leading in the development and maintenance of the Libraries’ information literacy programs. The incumbent librarian will also be responsible for developing and implementing community engagement activities which promote library resources and services, and which seek to build meaningful and collaborative relationships between the CCNY Libraries, the campus community, and communities in Harlem. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of User Services, the incumbent librarian will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. Community engagement includes but is not limited to giving presentations; organizing events; designing publications, exhibits, and displays; and cultivating and supporting lines of communication between library personnel and teaching faculty and staff on the CCNY campus. Some evening and weekend work may be


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Provides leadership for developing in-person and online information literacy instruction in collaboration with fellow librarians and teaching faculty, including developing goals and objectives, expected outcomes, instructional materials, and assessment methodologies

· Coordinates, teaches, and tracks information literacy instruction sessions

· Facilitates ongoing peer observations for librarians involved in information literacy instruction

· Serves as subject librarian and faculty liaison, with duties including collection development through the selection and marketing of library resources.

· Performs reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties.

· Steers student engagement events and programs including site-based welcome programming such as tabling, student-club engagement, and library tours in collaboration with library faculty.

· Designs publications, print and electronic, which promote library services and resources.

· Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc., and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff.

· Works with relevant faculty and staff on additional library projects as needed.

· Serves on university and/or departmental committees as assigned.



For Instructor Designation:

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • If appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years

For Assistant Professor Designation :

A second Master’s Degree or Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


  • At least three (3) years of library instruction experience, including two (2) years in aninstitution of higher education
  • Evidence of professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Experience coordinating an information literacy program at an academic institution
  • Experience in outreach, programming, and/or events
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities


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.

Salary: $75,465 – $90,375


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(3) Statement of Scholarly Interests


July 29, 2024


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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.

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