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IT and ILL Librarian

Brooklyn, NY

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The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan Librarian. The successful candidate will manage, support, and evaluate library systems, IT services operations, and interlibrary loan services, working with colleagues in the library and at the college and university. The Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.
The Information Technology & Interlibrary Loan Librarian will:
Manage and optimize local implementation of the university-wide integrated library systems, in close collaboration with the CUNY Office of Library Services.
Plan, oversee, and assess library technical infrastructure, including the acquisition of hardware, software, and accessories. Liaise with college IT personnel and coordinate IT troubleshooting.
Manage and administer the library’s interlibrary loan services, including technical support, and lead library efforts in arrangements with cooperating libraries.
Supervise 1-3 technical support staff and library assistants.
Provide comprehensive reference consultation to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain knowledge of resources in general reference areas and degree fields.
Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include website content creation in areas of specialization and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution
A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years (CUNY tuition remission is available)
Experience in library systems, interlibrary loan, library information technology, or related field
An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community
Experience working in an academic or research library
Supervisory experience
Experience with managing servers/networking, web development, or open source software, and with migrating between systems
Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
Familiarity with Ex Libris products, OCLC, interlibrary loan software, or print management systems
New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.
City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (
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.
Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.
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