Now Hiring: Adjunct Reference Librarian

The Graduate Center Library seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian to work 12 hours/week in the Fall 2014 semester. Hours will be 4-8 p.m. three days per week (a subset of Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs), with some flexibility. The position will continue through January 27, 2015 and total 225 hours.

Responsibilities include in-person and online reference service and a variety of assigned projects. These projects may include teaching graduate-level research workshops, writing and editing content for the library website/blog, creating and improving internal documentation, creating instructional materials about open access, helping with e-resources management, and/or developing expertise with the library’s digitization equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program is required, as are a strong public-service orientation and expertise with a wide range of library databases. Also required are attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet deadlines, and apply critical thinking skills to library tools, systems, and problems. Previous reference experience and familiarity with CUNY are strongly preferred. Comfort with a wide range of technologies, including LibGuides, QuestionPoint, WordPress, Excel, and Access, is also preferred.

To apply, send a resume, short cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, at Review of applications will begin August 11, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication at the CUNY Graduate Center.