qclRosenthal Library, Queens College (City University of New York), Flushing, NY 11367 invites applications for  a service-oriented, creative, flexible, and collaborative part-time adjunct REFERENCE LIBRARIAN  to assume duties  immediately for the Spring 2014 semester, with the possibility of continuing in subsequent semesters.

Current schedule / duties include one full Wednesday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Fridays 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., but hours are subject to change, including some evening and/or weekend hours.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide pro-active and in-depth reference service, in-person, through e-reference, and by telephone.
  • Participate in Virtual Reference work through our “Ask a Librarian” system.
  • Skillfully search online databases in all disciplines, and web-based resources.
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Research to provide and market research tools and other information services.
  • Provide  research support to students, faculty and community users.

Other responsibilities include:

  •  Research consultations, classroom, web-based and customized instruction.
  • Ability to recognize and respond to students from culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to make students active partners in the teaching/learning process;
  • Assist students in developing information literacy skills;


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • One to two years recent post-MLS experience in reference, preferably in academic library
  • Proven experience with traditional library resources, online library resources, the Internet, and Microsoft Office and Windows applications;


  •  Second master’s degree in any discipline
  • Experience with emerging technologies in an instructional environment
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and experience using OCLC and ExLibris Aleph 500
  • Experience with virtual reference services, particularly Ask a Librarian

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the current resume, a copy of cover letter,  and names,  email address, and phone numbers of three professional references BY EMAIL  to:

Subash Gandhi, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Research Services, Rosenthal Library, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing, NY  11365  or

Screening and hiring process starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.  However, applications received by February 4 will be given first consideration.

Queens College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation.