Centro Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian
Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archive
March 29, 2018
New York, New York
Salary commensurate with educa
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to:
Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives’ operational budget
Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all
In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)
The preferred candidate will have:
MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
Additional Salary Information: CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
Internal Number: Job ID: 18127
About Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archive
Centro is a research institute that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States and that produces and disseminates relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects, preserves, and provides access to library resources documenting Puerto Rican history and culture. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies.