Adjunct Reference Librarian - CUNY Graduate Center Library

Posted on December 11, 2018


The Graduate Center Library seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian to work about 12 – 15 hours/week beginning in the Spring 2019 semester. Hours are flexible, based on availability and need but will overlap with the reference desk schedule (Mon – Thu 11am – 8pm and Fri 11am – 6pm). We cannot accommodate hours outside of the reference desk schedule. This is a temporary position with reevaluation at the end of the Spring semester.


Responsibilities include reference desk work with Questionpoint chat reference service. Additional projects may include writing and editing research guides and/or library blog posts, teaching graduate-level research workshops, creating instructional materials, and assisting with open pedagogy and/or open scholarship projects.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program is required, as are a strong public-service orientation and expertise with a wide range of library databases. Also required are attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet deadlines, and apply critical thinking skills to library tools, systems, and problems. Previous reference experience and experience with QuestionPoint chat service, along with a familiarity with CUNY are strongly preferred. Comfort with graduate level research questions, desktop troubleshooting, and a wide range of technologies including LibGuides, QuestionPoint, WordPress, Zotero, and Googledocs is desired.


Standard Adjunct faculty rate: $42.95 per hour at 225 hours throughout the semester


New York, NY


To Apply

Interested applicants should be available to come in for training prior to the beginning of the Spring semester. To express your interest, send as an attachment to the email a resume/CV, with a short cover letter, detailing your availability within the hours listed above for the spring (including your most and least available times), and the names and contact information of three references to, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Head of Reference, [email protected]

Review of applications will begin December 17th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Company Information

CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Shawnta Smith-Cruz Head of Reference [email protected]