Queens College Library – Librarian Vacancies Announcement (9/12/23) 

Seeking Candidates as Full-Time Substitute Librarians, and as Part-Time Adjunct Librarians 

Queens College Library (QCL) supports student success and faculty development through its resources, services, and spaces in accordance with the college’s educational mission. QCL seeks creative, collaborative, and user-centered librarians to support teaching and learning in the schools of Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math & Natural Sciences. Our librarians will work with Library and College partners to improve services and outreach to students and faculty across academic departments. QCL encourages innovation in librarianship and expects librarians to possess strong interpersonal and creative skills, and the desire to develop new areas of expertise. 

As members of the Library Faculty, these public service positions will combine core librarianship and teaching responsibilities, such as research assistance and library instruction, with subject specialist and technology-based services to students and faculty.  

The Library and College embrace the diversity of the borough of Queens and welcomes such diversity in its students and personnel. QCL promotes a hybrid work schedule for full-timers (80% on-site, 20% remote), and all positions may include evenings and weekends. 

These positions are open until filled – review of applications begins September 18th. 

For details and to apply for a position, see our Employment page or these direct links: 

Questions about the positions or the hiring process can be addressed to james.mellone@qc.cuny.edu.

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Art of the Announcement Exhibit

Queens College Library is excited to share a new exhibit Art of the Announcement on view now in the 3rd floor vitrines. Spanning 45 years, from 1932-1977, this exhibit features exhibition announcement cards and posters from leading century artists and galleries. Throughout the 20th century art gallery announcement cards and posters assumed a new prominence and graphic sophistication, offering artists a new level of professional control over their visual identities.

Announcement card for Surrealisme
Announcement card for Surrealisme at Julien Levy Gallery, design by Joseph Cornell, 1932.

Th exhibit includes examples of exhibitions covering the range of artistic production from painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and more. One highlight of the exhibition is the announcement card for the landmark 1932 exhibition Surrealisme at Julien Levy Gallery. This landmark exhibition is historically important for introducing the then nascent Surrealist Art movement to the United States. While the original cover image created by Joseph Cornell demonstrates the increasing involvement of artists in creating distinctive visual languages to promote their exhibitions.

Installation view at Queens College Library
Installation view of Art of the Announcement at Queens College Library

The exhibit marks the first time this historically rich collection of cards and posters has been on exhibit at Queens College Library.

Announcement poster for Cy Twombly’s exhibition
Announcement poster for Cy Twombly’s exhibition Nine Discourses on Commodus at Leo Castelli Gallery, 1964

The exhibit will be on view until August 24th, 2023, and was curated by Substitute Visual & Performing Arts Librarians, Assistant Professor Scott R. Davis.

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Culture Watch: Halloween Update!

All weekend there are virtual games with Brooklyn Virtual Game Night. Charades, trivia, and costumes. Tickets are free but there are limited spots each night.

Friday, October 29 at 9:15pm: Rock band My Morning Jacket will be streaming their live performance from The Alabama Theatre.

Saturday, October 30 from 12-5pm: Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria hosts a doggie costume contest, as well as pumpkin carving and catapulting! Workshops lead up to the Flight of the Gourds at 2pm.

Saturday, October 30 from 6pm: The Queens Night Market season finale is going to be a Halloween themed blast! Just outside the New York Hall of Science in Corona Park, there will be trick or treating and costume prizes for children starting at 8:30. Entry and entertainment are free but the food vendors there have everything you can imagine, and all about $6 or less. I went for the first time this year, and was disappointed I hadn’t visited sooner!

Sunday, October 31 from 7pm: The Village Halloween Parade is back in Greenwich this year! This year’s theme is “Let’s Play!” It honors children as well as everyone’s inner child. The parade rolls out at 7.

Hello and Happy Autumn! Queen College is starting to buzz and that includes some exciting events from the Kupferberg Center and other departments. All listed events are free and most events are virtual, but there are some in-person options this month! Check back in later this month for some Halloween events!


Sunday, October 10 at 3:00pm: Borough President Richards presents rock band Hollis Brown as part of Queens Live! This rock band was formed by Queens College alumni from Queens. Presented in part with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, this in person event is free! Fort Totten Park, Cross Island Pkwy between Totten Ave and 15 Rd. 

Monday, October 11 at 8:00pm: Trombone Shorty is hosting Shorty Fest from the legendary New Orleans venue, Tipitinas. Other acts include Galactic and Soul Rebels. New Orleans brass at its best from its home! You can livestream it for free!

Friday, October 15 at 7:30pm: The Queens College Orchestra will be livestreaming their concert from Leshrak Concert Hall in the Aaron Copland School of Music. The program includes Gounod’s Petit Symphonie and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.


Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00pm: Join in the conversation with award-winning author and NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa. This is a Hispanic Heritage Month event organized in collaboration with the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Queens College and presented by the Kupferberg Center. This event will be livestreamed and tickets are free. You will have the option to get a Support the Arts Ticket.


Ongoing: Archtober is New York City’s yearly celebration of architecture and its profound impact on our lives. Most virtual talks are free which you can filter to on their events page.

Arts Venues Adapt: A conversation with Kupferberg Center’s Julia del Palacio

by Michael Deering

Throughout the pandemic, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with individuals all around Queens College about their experiences working through the pandemic. I recently spoke with Julia del Palacio, of QC’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts. It was interesting to hear about the Center’s transition to virtual events, and to hear about Julia’s personal transition to remote work.

MD: Hi Julia, thank you for doing this! To start out, what is your title and how long have you worked at Kupferberg Center for the Arts?

JD: It’s my pleasure! My title is Director of Strategic Partnership and Development, and I’ve been at Kupferberg Center for six years.

MD: Before COVID, what was your average workday or workweek like?

JD: I would leave home at around 8:15 with coffee in hand, make it into the office at around 9, and check in with Kupferberg Center’s Executive Director and AVP of Governmental and External Affairs for the College, Jeff Rosenstock. We would chat about the day, approaching deadlines, the news, and anything else related to what we do. The morning would go quickly and then I’d have lunch with my colleagues Liza and Maria, or at my desk. I’d attend meetings in Colden Auditorium, the Student Union, Rosenthal Library, or the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. I would move around the campus quite a bit, actually. That went on until 5 and then I’d either stay for an on-campus event or go home. 

MD: How has this changed as a result of the pandemic? What does a typical remote work day look like for you?

JD: These days I check in with Jeff from my desk at home, drink my coffee there. I usually also have my lunch at the desk as well as all my meetings. I’m not moving around as much or seeing as many people. It’s a little sad, come to think of it.

MD: I’m glad you reached out about Kupferberg’s virtual programs as they are a perfect fit for our Culture Watch blog posts about virtual cultural events. Was Kupferberg streaming events before the pandemic? How did these programs come into being?

JD: Kupferberg Center was not streaming virtually before the pandemic. We present a large variety of events both on and off campus, so we never saw the need to stream, since we were already reaching a large and diverse audience, and let’s face it, people weren’t watching whole concerts online as much. Once it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to open our theaters for many months, we started putting our online programming together. It took a little while, but we are now very much up and running. We presented a widely successful summer concert series and are now excited for our fall season, which started with the kick-off concert for our Music Makers: An Alumni Concert Series, featuring graduates from the Aaron Copland School of Music. Going forward, we will have visual arts, literature, family programming, and theater events most weeks.

MD: It’s great that Kupferberg is using resources from Queens College for a lot of these programs. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum and alumni from the Aaron Copland School of Music for example. How do you go about selecting artists to present these programs?

JD: We have incredible talent and resources on our campus, for sure. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is directed by Maria Pio and Louise Weinberg, who do all the curatorial and programming work. Since the Museum is part of the Kupferberg Center umbrella, we’re happy to be co-presenting their new exhibition, “Human Nature: Portraits from the Permanent Collection” and some of the programming that will accompany it. Maria, Louise, and President Wu will actually be chatting about the exhibition online via Kupferberg Center’s social media on September 29 at 7pm. In terms of the alumni series, a lot of the work was done via recommendations from other graduates and ACSM’s faculty. We’re excited to have chosen a diverse roster that features alums Sofia Tosello, Jan Kus, Alex Conde, and Alberto Jimenez with their respective ensembles. 

MD: Beyond entertainment, are there any messages or goals that the Kupferberg Center is hoping to share with its audiences through programming?

JD: We hope that the programming that we’re offering gives audiences a much-needed respite from the constant flow of (not-so-good) news and the daily grind of home offices and distant learning. Our message is one of collaboration, diversity, and celebration of our Queens community and the myriad cultures that come together in our borough and New York City.

MD: I want to thank you again for reaching out and for taking the time to speak with me! For my last question: Do you have any favorite virtual events that either already occurred or is upcoming?

JD: All of our events have been and will be fantastic! If you twist my arm, however, I’d highly recommend Nixtaband and Claudia Valentina from our summer concerts (which can be watched on our YouTube channel), and the Alex Conde flamenco piano concert of November 17. We will have programming pretty much every single week, so check out our calendar at www.kupferbergcenter.org and join us!