Part-time Reference Librarian

The College of Staten Island, a senior college of the City University of New York, seeks an energetic, highly motivated part-time Reference Librarian for evening and weekend hours for up to 15 hours per week.

Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services in a dynamic, team-based, student-centered environment, supported by advanced library and media technologies; assist students and faculty in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format; provide individual or group consultation on a drop-in basis or by appointment. The successful candidate will be required to: i) perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference services including shared reference desk coverage, electronic information retrieval, research consultation, chat reference, collection development, and web page content development; ii) assist patrons in formulating and executing appropriate search strategies for capturing, evaluating, applying, and processing information across disciplines; iii) participate in the preparation of print, multimedia, web-based and online reference aids, and research and subject resources guides including the maintenance required to keep their online currency and accuracy; and iv) perform any other duties as may be determined by the Head of Reference or the Chief Librarian.

MLS, MLIS, or equivalent. Experience providing reference service in an academic library. Knowledge of print and electronic information sources. Knowledge of creating web-based subject guides and online tutorials. Ability to work under pressure in a busy, fast-paced environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment with the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.

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

Salary, depending on qualifications, begins at $37.77 per hour.

Closing date: August 3, 2014. Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2014.

Position starts on August 28, 2014.

Send your application of resume, cover letter, and three names of references addressed to the Adjunct Search Committee via email to library@csi.cuny.edu OR mail to: Adjunct Search Committee, College of Staten Island Library, Building 1L, Room 109; 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314

Library Internships

The CSI Library invites internship applications from library school students interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. 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 October 25 to be considered for Spring appointment and April 4 for Fall appointment.

Library Part-Time Positions

Vacant part-time positions in the Library are filled through an application process managed by the College’s Human Resources (HR) Office.  This office is located in Bldg 1A, Rm 204.  If you wish, you may also drop off your current resume at the Library Administration Office in Bldg 1L, Rm109.