Seeking Applications: Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian

Brenda Gottsabend CC BY 2.0 license

Brenda Gottsabend CC BY 2.0 license

Mina Rees Library
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Posting date: November 25th, 2015
Review of applications: Begins December 7th until filled

Title: Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian

12 hours/week totaling no more than 225 hour per semester, 175 hours in summer
Flexible day and evening hours

Responsibilities include reference service, significant contributions to the library’s digital outreach initiatives, and other projects as assigned. Reference service is performed in person, via online chat, by email, and by phone. Outreach work includes but is not limited to creating digital signs and videos; improving directional signage; promoting library events and managing RSVPs; communicating with the Graduate Center community via Twitter, Facebook, and other tools; and contributing to the library blog ( Other projects may include teaching graduate-level research workshops, creating and improving internal documentation, creating instructional materials, and/or assisting with projects related to Academic Works (, CUNY’s open access institutional repository.

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, HTML, CSS, Excel, and Adobe or other image editing tools, is also preferred.

To express your interest in this anticipated opening, send a resume, with a short cover letter detailing scheduling preferences, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
Head of Reference

Salary: Depends on experience and qualifications

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


About the Author

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.