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Learning Outreach Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor), College of CUNY, NY


Assistant Professor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing delivery and improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Learning and Outreach Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs, and promotion of awareness of new information products and services. The Learning and Outreach Librarian leads the library’s effort in reaching and serving its diverse user populations with particular attention to students who are underutilizing library resources. The Learning and Outreach Librarian publicizes and promotes the library as the research center of the campus through programming, instruction, exhibition, marketing, publications, and orientations.

Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees, and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned. Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required. All appointments are subject to financial availability. The position is set to begin September 1, 2022.


Required Qualifications:

All titles require a Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in an academic, research, or large public library

• Experience in educational marketing and/or outreach in an academic institution

• Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education

• Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy

• Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories

• Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies

• Experience working on department/library/college committee

• Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment

• Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process

• Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills

• Experience developing collaborative working relationships

• Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services

• The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


$47,089 – $70,762

Assistant Professor:

$51,242 – $88,602


September 24, 2022

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #24885. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.