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Head of Technical Services, Lehman College (CUNY), New York, New York


Lehman College, City University of New York’s public senior college in the Bronx, is located on a 37-acre, tree-lined campus 40 minutes by direct subway from midtown Manhattan. The College is a force for social justice and vital contributor to the new Bronx renaissance. In 2022, Degree Choices ranked Lehman College as the number one Hispanic-serving institution in the country.

Leonard Lief Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced individual to provide strategic direction and oversight of the Technical Services Unit. The Head of Technical Services is responsible for managing database licensing, resource allocation, acquisitions, cataloging, and materials processing.


  • Steward the annual resource budget, arrange for database licenses, handle vendor relations, work closely with Lehman’s Finance, Accounts Payable, and Procurement Offices
  • Recommend and implement best practices to ensure functionality and interoperability of CUNY Libraries’ Alma-Primo discovery environment to enhance cataloging and acquisitions
  • Develop policies and procedures for resource description expertise and participate in CUNY-wide library initiatives and projects with a resource description emphasis
  • In collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian, oversee licensing of additional electronic content (eJournals and eBooks), standing orders, and monographs -with related cataloging and processing
  • Keep current with developments in the resource manage arena, develop workflows and policies, and integrate new technologies to streamline efficient processing
  • Supervise three support staff members who provide resource description for purchased and donated material including monographs (print and electronic), serials and electronic databases
  • Provide reference and instruction services, as well as collection development responsibilities

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor:

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


Supports a college library through providing in-dept consultation with student and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.


Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidate should possess: superlative financial and data management acumen; knowledge of original and copy cataloging (OCLC, MARC, RDA); familiarity with online metadata and the Alma-Primo environment; as well as interest and expertise in adapting emerging technologies. Excellent communication and supervisory skills, as well as comfort dealing with diverse constituencies. For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

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.


Salary Range: $93,134-$110,641

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, including research reassignment leave as part of our commitment toongoing faculty professional development.

How to Apply:

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Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV-resume, and names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of applicants starts December 1st, 2022.