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Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Emerging Technologies Librarian for Spring 2019

JOB ID #: 19165
ISSUE DATE: 07/26/2018
CLOSING DATE: 08/22/2018

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. With enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, BMCC is the largest of the 24 institutions comprising The City University of New York (CUNY). The College is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students: over 41% are Hispanic, over 30% are Black or African American, over 30% were born outside the US, and they represent more than 160 countries of origin with over 115 languages spoken. Collectively we share a belief in the transformative power of education to further the intellectual, economic, and social vitality of individuals and communities—and in the role of community colleges in advancing equity and social justice. BMCC’s tag line speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. As we strive to make BMCC the very best it can be— a leading community college nationwide— we are dedicated to building a diverse and talented faculty that is committed to excellent teaching, scholarship, and service within our multicultural environment.

The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library is seeking a creative, and innovative Instructor/ Assistant/Associate /Full Professor to serve as Emerging Technology Librarian. We are looking for an individual who enjoys engaging with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. In addition, the incumbent should be a caring and strong advocate for our students and their needs when using the Library.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the library’s website including EZProxy, SFX, and Serials Solutions. Management of the library’s website will include providing seamless access and delivery of online resources. This will involve close coordination with BMCC’s Information and Resource Technology group. The incumbent will also be responsible for creating online learning objects using Springshare LibApps, WordPress, and related emerging technologies.

The incumbent will participate in the Library’s consultation, instruction, and reference services.   They will also be responsible for an area of collection development in the library. The incumbent must pursue an active scholarly agenda, and participate in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

All titles/ranks require a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years’ experience in website management and development Experience working in an academic environment Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in a collegial, collaborative environment. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Familiarity with EZProxy, SFX, and Serial Solutions
Familiarity with LibGuides and other Springshare platforms
Familiarity with the programming languages such as PHP and JAVA
Knowledge of ADA regulations for websites
Knowledge of Blackboard and asynchronous communication technologies

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