[mla-nynj] Job Opening Rutgers University Libraries- Newark, NJ

Jackie Mardikian mardikia at rulmail.rutgers.edu
Mon Nov 22 20:56:18 UTC 2010

November 17, 2010			ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE	  			APP. 187

TITLE:   Reference/Instruction Librarian - Sciences
	    John Cotton Dana Library

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian to fill the position of Science Librarian in the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Reporting to the Assistant Chancellor and Director of John Cotton Dana Library and under the direction of the Head of Public Services, the Science Librarian joins a team of library faculty committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. The Science Librarian is expected to participate in the full range of reference services, providing general and specialized reference and research assistance locally and, through Rutgers’ virtual reference services, University-wide.  This position includes collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities, in collaboration with one other science librarian, for a range of science subject areas, including undergraduate and graduate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Neurosciences, and Physics.  As a participant in a dynamic and pro-active user education program, the Science Librarian should be prepared to develop and offer user-centered, subject-specific instruction sessions, and to develop Web-based and/or Learning Management System subject-specific courseware.  The Science Librarian is also expected to participate in the first-year information literacy program, and engage in outreach to and collaboration with organizations such as the Newark Museum and the Newark Public Library.  This is a tenure track appointment and as a member of a university-wide faculty, the Science Librarian is expected to routinely participate in university-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to demonstrate commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.  Degree in a science discipline, or strong science reference experience.  Experience in reference services and collection development in an academic, special, or large public library setting.  Skill in collaboration and the ability to work in a team environment.  Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.  Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.  Awareness of national issues and trends in science librarianship, and the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Interviews will begin immediately.

STATUS/BENEFITS:  Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE:  The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprised of libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark Campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries have a staff of 304, a budget of $21 million, and holdings numbering more than 3.6 million volumes. Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use SirsiDynix and OCLC as their primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities. The Newark Campus of Rutgers University is a doctoral-degree granting research institution that is a leading education and research center. Classified as a Carnegie Research Intensive institution, Rutgers-Newark offers 14 doctoral programs: American studies, applied physics, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, environmental sciences, global affairs, integrative neuroscience, management, mathematical sciences, nursing, psychology, public administration, and urban systems, and is the most diverse campus in the country.  For more information go to the RUL website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu and to learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to: http://library.newark.rutgers.edu.  Rutgers is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines.

TO APPLY:  REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.  SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO:  Sandra Troy (APP. 187), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: rulhr at rulmail.rutgers.edu, FAX: 732-932-7637

Jackie Mardikian
Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Librarian
Library of Science and Medicine
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
165 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8009

Phone:  732/445-1337, Ext 307
FAX:    732/445-5703
E-mail: mardikia at rulmail.rutgers.edu

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