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Job Title: Associate Dean and Chief Librarian
Job ID: 17735
Location: College
of Staten Island
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Associate Dean and Chief Librarian reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Deans’ Council. S/he is responsible for administration and planning of all Library
operations. Responsibilities include strategic leadership for all functions of the Library, implementation of appropriate technologies;
assessment of Library programs, operations, and services; recruitment and supervision of faculty and staff, including support of their
professional development; development of policies and implementation of procedures to ensure the safety of the Library collections and
facilities; ultimate oversight of the College Archives and Special Collections; and preparation, submission, justification, and expenditures
of the Library budget. The Chief Librarian engages in outreach, marketing, and collaboration by participating on appropriate College-wide
committees and in local, regional, and professional organizations, and by representing the College at professional conferences.

The Library has twenty-nine professional staff, thirteen of whom are full-time faculty librarians. It also has thirty-six clerical support
staff, six of whom are full-time. The diversity of the staff greatly enhances the Library’s services to the CSI community. Total
expenditures for materials in fiscal 2016 was $717,800. Collections in support of the College’s instructional, curricular, and research
needs include 223,313 print books, 480,705 e-books, 99,079 online journals, and 165 online databases, among other materials. The CSI Library
is an active participant in the twenty-four CUNY campus library loan program. LIB 102, an elective one-credit library research course, is
taught by faculty librarians.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Grow and leverage Library
    resources and collections that include demand-driven, evidence-based, and access-to-own models.
  • Create, implement, and manage
    assessment cycle for collections and services.
  • Engage library faculty to further advance information literacy skills and critical
    thinking across the student population.
  • Support the development of services and programs promoting the use of open-access textbooks
    and other open educational resources.
  • Collaborate with IT on matters pertaining to infrastructure and networking that affect the
  • Promote and market library services and resources to existing and potential users.


This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a
minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science and a second graduate degree.
  • A record appropriate for a
    tenured faculty appointment.
  • A minimum five years of professional library work in an academic or research library.
  • A
    record of successful leadership, management, and experience in strategic planning.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral
    communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across the campus in support of Library
  • Commitment to higher education in a multicultural setting and to an open administrative system with shared

Strongly Preferred:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution and a record
    appropriate to a senior faculty appointment.
  • At least three years of supervisory/management experience in an academic or research
  • An understanding of trends in library technology, and their impact on instruction and research.
  • A record of
    active professional engagement at the regional, state, and national levels.
  • Experience in fiscal affairs and in faculty and staff


Associate Dean


Salary commensurate with education and experience.


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January 12, 2018; with the review of applications to begin on December 7,

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