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Undergraduate Success Librarian John Cotton Dana Library Rutgers-Newark

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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New Brunswick, NJ

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Undergraduate Success Librarian, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark

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New Brunswick

New Jersey

Position Information

Overview

BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. With more than half of the incoming student class self-identifying as non-Caucasian, Rutgers is committed to advancing, promoting, and advocating for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions. Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in undergraduate support, information control, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Alma and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The John Cotton Dana Library, named after former Newark Public Library director, John Cotton Dana, opened in 1966 and is the main library at Rutgers University–Newark, supporting all of the institution’s undergraduate and graduate programs except for law. Dana Library houses Rutgers University Libraries’ research collections in business, nursing and neuroscience and contains over 600,000 volumes, 600,000 pieces of microform, and 15,000 audiovisual items. The library has been a federal depository since its opening and currently selects and acquires approximately 50% of the publications issued by the United States Government Printing Office. It features public art displays and is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archives and research facility. For more information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/dana.

Posting Summary

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative, visionary, forward thinking, service-oriented librarian to fill a newly established position at the John Cotton Dana Library. The Undergraduate Success Librarian will be responsible for leading the library’s development of innovative and effective methods of engagement for a diverse population of undergraduate students at Rutgers University – Newark. The Undergraduate Success Librarian will bring vibrancy, imagination and leadership to designing and delivering library programs and services contributing to undergraduate students’ academic success and will work with the User Engagement/Assessment Librarian to design assessments that ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programs and services delivered. The Undergraduate Success Librarian will place a particular emphasis on library services and programs that will contribute to the success of first-year, intergenerational, and transfer students.

The Undergraduate Success Librarian will

Build relationships in the Rutgers University – Newark academic and student services programs that support the undergraduate population in order to increase knowledge of library services and resources. Partners may include the Honors Living Learning Community, Honors College, Academic Foundations Center Programs, etc.

Collaborate with the User Engagement/Assessment Librarian to design and implement ongoing assessment methods and feedback mechanisms to measure the impact of library services, resources and spaces developed for this population

Collaborate with the Dana Library Coordinator of Instruction, subject liaisons, the Institute of Jazz Studies faculty, along with course instructors, to develop integrated curriculum based library and information literacy instruction in multiple formats targeting our undergraduate population.

Plan and provide training and professional development opportunities for library colleagues to enhance their knowledge and skills to strengthen the undergraduate experiences inside and outside the classroom.

In consultation and coordination with the Rutgers University Libraries Communications unit, Dana Director and Dana library faculty colleagues will create and implement a communications plan that includes social media and the marketing of library services to all undergraduate students.

Contributes to the strategic direction and initiatives of Dana Library, Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers University – Newark.

This tenure-track position reports to the Director of Dana Library and is a member of the Dana Library Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. As part of the Dana faculty, the selected candidate will provide instruction, research assistance and information services via multiple modalities. This may require working evenings and weekends. The Undergraduate Success Librarian will also participate in subject liaison and collection development activities. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent is required. Experience or demonstrated interest in engaging with undergraduate students in an academic setting and understanding and practice of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent is required. Experience or demonstrated interest in engaging with undergraduate students in an academic setting and understanding and practice of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes is required. The successful candidate should exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff; the ability to build fruitful relationships and partnerships; and, be knowledgeable of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year programs. A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of engaging learning activities and services for diverse populations will be given preference. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES

Recruitment/Posting Title:

Undergraduate Success Librarian, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark

Department:

Dana Library - Nwk

Salary:

Commensurate With Experience

Statement:

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

Posting Number:

18FA0133

Quick Link to Posting:

http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/62780

Campus:

Rutgers University-Newark

Home Location Campus:

Rutgers University-Newark

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.

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