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New York University NYU Libraries Adjunct Librarian in New York

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking multiple user-focused adjunct librarians for the 2022 Summer semester, with high potential for reappointment in later semesters. These are exciting opportunities to join the world-class NYU Libraries community as we advance our mission and values. Duties may include a number of tasks, including virtual and in-person reference services, in-depth one-on-one consultations, instructional activities, and special projects. Adjuncts will work closely with our diverse and collaborative librarian staff, ensuring service hours coverage, meeting incoming requests, and communicating regularly with full-time librarians about activities and needs.

Reference services are provided during the following times:

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 11pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Sunday: 1pm - 10pm

Instruction services are scheduled during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6:30pm

Adjunct Reference & Instruction Librarians provide a variation of weekday, weekend, and evening hours within the timeframes above. Priority will be given to applicants with daytime and weekend availability for 10-20 weekly hours. For these positions, we’re looking for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, and experiences in a variety of social science, humanities, and science fields.

All adjuncts must be available for in-person service in New York City, as well as hybrid and virtual support services from home. You must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship and have reliable access to the internet.


  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or relevant coursework and current matriculation in an MLS/MLIS program.

  • Experience in reference, virtual reference, or research consultation services

  • Experience or related coursework regarding the provision of small or large group instruction

  • Familiarity with key library resources (e.g., databases, LibGuides)

  • Comfort operating in a virtual environment with standard tools (e.g., Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams)

We would love to hear from you! Please submit your resume, a short cover letter, and a 1-2 paragraph statement on how you think diversity should inform work in the library and information field. Materials will be received on a rolling basis, but initial reviews for Summer 2022 will begin May 1, 2022. Please detail your scheduling preferences, including the number of hours per week you would be available, and roughly the days and times you would prefer in 5-hour blocks.

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