Acquisitions Librarian (Assistant Professor) – College of Staten Island (CUNY)

The Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor – Acquisitions Librarian. This position is anticipated to begin in October 2012.

The successful candidate will coordinate and manage the library acquisitions budget to acquire library materials in all formats, including print and electronic monographs, online databases, serials, multimedia, furniture, and supplies; track expenditures for all fund sources; and maintain and compile statistics for assessment surveys and quarterly budget reports. The Acquisitions Librarian will serve in a leadership role in collection development activities including assessment, selection, resource trials, and outreach to faculty; monitor long-term collection development commitments such as approval plans, serial subscriptions, patron-driven acquisitions, and electronic purchases vs. leasing programs. This individual will establish and maintain effective vendor relations and will serve as the liaison to the College’s Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. In addition, this position is responsible for working with the Office of Institutional Advancement to facilitate the receipt of gifts to the Library, including occasional off-campus review and collection of materials.

The successful candidate is expected to provide reference and research assistance to library users and to pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication, grant writing, and participation in professional conferences.

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 on the Department of the Library, please visit our website.

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Reports To Chief Librarian


  • $42,873 to $74,133

Job Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline.
  • A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with basic knowledge and experience in the evaluation and acquisition of standard financial practices (e.g. budget reconciliation, fiscal year budgeting).
  • Applicants should demonstrate: knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries with proficiency in the use of acquisition modules of library management systems (i.e. Aleph, OCLC); strong presentation, interpersonal, and negotiating skills; experience working in an academic library; and the ability to work individually and as a team member in a dynamic environment on a variety of projects simultaneously.

To apply

Please go to ; select “Employment” – “Search Job Listings” – “More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs” – then enter the Job ID# 6015 in the “Job Opening ID” field. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, as well as the contact information for three professional references. Complete applications must be received by August 19, 2012.