Dean and Chief Librarian

Baruch College

Job Description:

“At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone’s responsibility

Baruch College is a place of opportunity and exploration where students, faculty, and staff transform their futures, their professions, and their communities. In the heart of New York City, our diverse and inclusive community is driven by learning, innovative knowledge creation, and intellectual discovery for local and global impact. The William and Anita Newman Library advances information technology to promote the optimal use of information, stimulate the pursuit of free intellectual inquiry, support faculty research, and instill habits of lifelong learning.

The next Dean and Chief Librarian of the Newman Library at Baruch College will be a bold and visionary leader who will advance the Newman Library as a model for innovative knowledge and information distribution and collection while advancing the College vision to be a national model for access and excellence, where ambitions are realized. They will elevate the library as a strategic information nexus for the College and develop external relationships that will benefit the Library and the College. They will lead both short-term and long-term strategic planning activities to create a vision for the future of the library that fully integrates AI, data services, and digital scholarship with both existing archives and special collections and community engagement. Through the next phase of the library’s evolution, the next dean of the Newman library will be expected to position the library as a central means by which Baruch will achieve its strategic priorities to maximize students’ potential to succeed, promote excellence in research and impactful teaching, strengthen our collaborative and engaged community, and optimize operations and infrastructure.

The Dean and Chief Librarian serves as leader of the library faculty, collaborates with senior administrators and Deans of other College divisions, serves as liaison for the College’s library with CUNY’s central administration, and interacts with external partners. She or he is responsible for budgeting, facilities and space planning, and the implementation of technology and its infrastructure. The dean will work closely with the VP of Operations and Administration, Chief Information Officer, and other senior leaders. The Dean and Chief Librarian also participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY and beyond.

Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean and Chief Librarian must embrace the highest academic and intellectual standards and foster an engaged environment where vigorous research and scholarship take place while maintaining the college’s commitment to undergraduate and graduate student and faculty support. They must be innovative, collaborative, and have a record of excellence, impact, and experience warranting appointment as a full professor (library faculty). They will be a thought leader for both internal and external constituencies on the future of academic libraries. They will assure an inclusive environment for the library users and employees and will work both within the library and across the College to make information resources available that will support faculty and students in a rapidly evolving technological environment. 

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.($150,000 – $180,000)

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. 


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. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.

Candidates must demonstrate a combination of experience and expertise including an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree with an additional master’s degree, an established record of professional achievement, and a demonstrated ability to mentor library faculty. A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is preferred. The successful candidate must have expert knowledge of both traditional library functions, information systems, and emerging technologies, as well as trends in higher education and their impact on library services including the application of artificial intelligence to library services. She or he will also have a proven track record of effective resource management (i.e. collections, budget, personnel, etc.), development, and experience with library planning.

How to Apply:

Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYFirst under Job Opening ID #27743You can view and apply for this job in CUNYFirst via the following direct link to the posting

Closing Date:

This position will be open until filled and review of resumes will begin on February 28, 2024.

EEO Statement:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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