Location: New York, NY Category: [B7-Non Classroom Faculty] Posted On: Tue Jan 2 2018 Job Description: This adjunct position would provide reference and research assistance, instruct in library instruction programs, advance information literacy and student research skills, participate in collection development, library liaison program and outreach initiatives. Reports to the Head of Research and Instructional Services.


Research and Instructional Services

Participate in library instruction and information literacy programs and provide research support to the FIT community and visiting library patrons

  • Provide instruction in research skills and assignment-based library sessions and workshops
  • Provide reference assistance at the Research Services Desk, via chat/email/text platforms, and through one-on-one research consultations
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative approaches for instructional programming and continual improvement of services and research tools
  • Collaborate and plan with classroom faculty to design effective instructional sessions
  • Cultivate additional partnerships that reach beyond the classroom to develop and reinforce information literacy skills
  • Apply current learning theory and information pedagogy

Liaison, Collection Development, and Outreach

  • Serve as point-person for assigned academic departments and promote library services and resources
  • Responsible for the selection of materials and other resources in assigned subject area(s)
  • Evaluate and assess databases, periodicals and research materials
  • Maintain and promote interdepartmental communication and cultivate partnerships with classroom faculty
  • Actively participate in marketing library services and resources


Special assignments vary depending on relevant and time-sensitive initiatives. They may include activities such as a new outreach initiative to academic departments, development of peer training, etc.


Represent the Library and pursue professional opportunities and activities that include:

  • Attendance at Library faculty meetings and library governance
  • Participation in the Library’s strategic planning process, including implementation of policies and procedures that support the strategic plan
  • Participation and involvement in campus-wide committees and initiatives, including curricular and pedagogical discussions
  • Participation and involvement in college-wide, school, and departmental meetings
  • Engagement in professional development activities and maintain currency in active memberships/affiliations with local, regional, and national organizations

This description is not to be construed as all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned as unit needs emerge. Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program or International equivalent
  • Minimum of two years’ library experience in reference and instruction
  • Familiarity with a variety of instructional concepts and learning styles
  • Familiarity with concepts and goals of information literacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current technologies, with a focus on research services and instruction
  • Strong organizations skills with exacting attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to customer/public service and working in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage emerging and competing priorities and deadlines in a dynamic environment

PREFERRED Qualifications

Experience in an academic library setting

Experience with Ex Libris library products Additional Information:Non-Classroom Faculty position

Salary depending on experience

22 hours per week to be worked M-F between the hours of 8am and 6pm based on a mutually agreed upon schedule