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Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks a Chief Librarian who will have responsibility for all aspects of the management and development of the College's libraries. The Chief Librarian is also the academic Chairperson of the Library Department, with oversight of librarians who are members of the teaching faculty.

Reporting to the Provost, the Chief Librarian will provide leadership to meet the information and research needs of the campus community. To this end, the Chief Librarian will collaborate with members of the campus community, other CUNY colleges, the CUNY administration, and outside organizations to develop and advocate for appropriate policy and necessary resources. Striving for excellence through regular assessment of library functions, the Chief Librarian will work closely with the 50+ members of the library faculty and staff concerning academic issues, curriculum, and research. The Chief Librarian will work with the College's Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Provost to assess, develop, and fully integrate the new and existing technical and educational resources of the library and the educational vision of the College. The Chief Librarian will work with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to identify donors, foundations, and granting agencies that can supplement state support. As the academic Chairperson of the Library Department, the Chief Librarian will also report to the Dean of Arts and Humanities in all matters pertaining to the support and development of librarians who are part of the teaching faculty. Starting date: Fall 2017.

For application information and more details, go to and click on “employment,” then “Search job listings,” then “More options to search for CUNY jobs,” and search by the Job Opening ID #16150. Click on the “Apply Now” button, and follow the instructions. AA/EOE/IRCA/ADA Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017.

Part-Time Faculty


Queens College Art Library is seeking a non-teaching adjunct (Level I/II) for the spring. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in library science or a subject master's in art history or studio art, preferably both. Duration: January 30 (if the paperwork has been completed) — May 26. 225 hours total (ca. 14–15/week, scheduled by agreement) @ $42.32/hour, with a raise in April to $42.95.

The Art Library, among the leading advanced undergraduate/graduate art libraries in the New York City metropolitan area, provides resources in the visual arts and material culture that address all aspects of art and architectural history, including history, theory, criticism, materials, techniques, and practice.

Position description and duties

Reports to the Head of the Art Library and closely cooperates with and supports all Art Library staff.

Cooperates, as needed, with colleagues from the Queens College Libraries and Queens College Responsibilities will be selected from the following:

  • Assistance to patrons (its level will depend on the NTA's qualifications)
  • Assistance with building Art Library's collections, especially processing accepted donations, including
    • Bibliographic searching, inventorying
    • compiling statistics and maintaining inventories
  • Web projects including
    • Monitoring and updating Art Library's website content
    • Updating and developing Art guide
    • Developing information and publicity materials
  • Assistance in coordinating Rosenthal Library exhibitions and displays, including
    • Program planning and development
    • Cooperation with and provision of support to presenters, artists and relevant staff (e.g., the Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, other QC departments and entities, outside parties)
    • Cooperation with QC Year of Korea colleagues and staff
    • Research and writing
    • Drafting, creation and distribution of publicity information materials
  • Development and communication assistance relevant to programming, including
    • Assistance in collaborative locating of sponsorship/cooperation opportunities
    • Assistance in collaborative development and facilitation of educational outreach programs
    • Records management, mailing, and distribution of publicity materials

Additional responsibilities and/or projects as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or MA/MFA degree earned from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Advanced computing and design skills, including ability to develop online content and program web interactivity; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite and other graphic design environments desired
  • Good research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; responsible, reliable, considerate, tactful
  • General knowledge of art and architectural history, photography, design, and new media; enthusiasm for art
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently, as well as be part of a team

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant professional experience, preferably in an academic institution.

This is an excellent position for a person seeking work experience in an up-to-date, active art library where the academic context provides many opportunities for intellectual and creative contributions.

To apply, please submit:

Cover letter
Names and contacts of 3 professional references
Sample web work (e.g., a URL) welcome

For questions contact or 718-997-3771

For more information contact:

Ms. Nancy Armao

Part-Time Staff

There are NO part-time employment opportunities available at this time.

For additional information contact:

Ms. Grace LaFichi

Equal Employment Opportunity

Queens College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer

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