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Faculty Positions

The Archives & Special Collections of the College of Staten Island Library seeks an Adjunct Processing Archivist for the Fall semester to process incoming and existing collections to library and national standards, including re-boxing/re-foldering, and creating finding aids.  Other duties include:

  • Update legacy finding aids to include recent accessions.
  • May assist researchers with the use of archives and special collections in person and by phone, chat, email, or other means.
  • Physically maintain the collection, pulling and re-shelving materials used.

Required Qualifications

Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.

Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.

One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment

Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.

Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing

Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.

Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Physical Work Environment

Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.

Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks.

Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The College offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls over 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff. The campus is commutable from Brooklyn via the S93 bus or by car over the Verrazano Bridge; from Manhattan by ferry/shuttle bus; and from New Jersey by car via the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing.

The Archives & Special Collections of the CSI Library collects, preserves, and makes available primary and secondary materials that document the history of Staten Island and the College of Staten Island.  ​The Archives’ focus is the history of the College and records the activities of the administration, academic departments, faculty, staff, students, and related organizations of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions.  The Special Collections concentrates on the history of Staten Island political culture and public policy discourse, especially in the period since consolidation with New York City in 1898.  As a unit of the Library, the Archives & Special Collections supports effective teaching and learning through training students to conduct research using primary source materials.  The unit engages the public through programs, lectures, physical and online exhibitions, and cooperative projects with other Staten Island historical repositories, sharing knowledge of archival and library practice and technology to promote preservation and access to Staten Island materials.

Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $42.95 per hour.

Starting date: September 4, 2018

Review of applications will begin on August 27, 2018.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of references to: Library@csi.cuny.edu


The College of Staten Island, a senior college of the City University of New York, seeks energetic, highly motivated individuals for the following part-time position:

Adjunct Instruction Librarian to teach library research skills to classes during weekday evenings and possible weekend hours for up to 15 hours per week.  Duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • providing one-shot library instruction sessions as well as instruction for workshops;
  • teaching library research skills to individuals during library research consultations (private sessions) and as part of reference service;
  • providing orientation tours;
  • creating subject guides and online tutorials; and
  • assisting with library projects, assignments, and other initiatives as designated.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. A second graduate degree is desired. Experience with developing and delivering information literacy instruction in an academic setting. Must possess high level of comfort with information technologies, Microsoft Windows and Office. Experience using LibGuides and other instructional tools in the development of online tutorials, guides, or videos. Ability to keep abreast of trends and emerging media technology. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. A flexible schedule is desired.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is centrally located on a 204-acre park-like campus, the largest in New York City. CSI is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY) and the only public college on Staten Island. The College offers over 80 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate programs and participates in a wide range of doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CSI enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff.  The Library’s collection along with its high quality reference and instructional services, offer students and faculty access to a wealth of information and resources that support the college’s curriculum. The Library is located at the center of the south academic quadrangle of the campus, at the end of the Alumni Walk. The campus is commutable from Brooklyn via the S93 bus or by car over the Verrazano Bridge; from Manhattan by ferry/shuttle bus; and from New Jersey by car via the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing.

Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $42.95 per hour.

Starting date: September 12, 2017

Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2017.  Please email a cover letter, resume, and three names of references to Library@mail.csi.cuny.edu

For more information about the College of Staten Island Library, please visit: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/

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Full Time Non-Faculty Positions

There are no full time non-faculty positions available at this time.

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Library Internships

The CSI Library invites internship applications from library school students interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. This is an unpaid internship, with the option of receiving academic credit. The internship appointment is a one-semester term.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library/ information science graduate program.
  • Have a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Commit to a one-semester contract appointment in the library

These internships are intended to provide experience to students interested in exploring a career in academic libraries. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with professional librarians. They will gain valuable practical experiences, as well as strong information management skills at the end of the internship.

The successful candidate will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an internship appointment. Interns will assist staff with special projects in Cataloging, Access Services, Collection Development, Library Instruction Services, or in Archives & Special Collections.

Hours: 10- 15 per week.

To apply, fill out the Internship Interest Form and include evidence of enrollment in a graduate library program and a letter of reference. Completed applications must be received no later than November 30 to be considered for Spring appointment and May 15 for Fall appointment.

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Library Part-Time Positions

Every unit in the library has part time positions. Part time positions at the library generally consist of one 5-hour shift each day. In some units, hours available for work schedules stretch from 8am to 10pm. We generally hire individuals who are able to work at least fifteen to twenty hours per week.

To be considered for a job in the Library, please drop off your current resume at the Library Administration Office in Bldg 1L, Rm109, or email it to library@csi.cuny.edu.

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