Monday, February 07, 2011

Digital User Services Librarian : Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) (New Brunswick, NJ)

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Digital User Services Librarian is a new position within RUL and will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of new electronic products and services to enhance our digital users’ experience. The person in this position will take a leadership role in the continued development of digital library resources, ensuring coordination between technical and public services in the implementation and delivery of services. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to evaluating emerging technology products for potential application, overseeing aspects of citation management software integration and support, developing plans for implementation of mobile services, and enhancing the library experience of distance learners. The Digital User Services Librarian will also participate in appropriate public service activities in order to understand the RUL user perspective and needs. This is a tenure-track position within the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, and will require the development of a research agenda, publication, and professional participation. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services and interfaces with existing groups, e.g., the User Services Council and the Web Board.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program with a minimum 3 years library experience in user services with an emphasis on digital services and collections. Knowledge of relevant web technologies. Must be a good communicator and collaborator and be committed to user-centered services.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 report to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian. RUL operates as a unified library system with coordinated public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries' holdings include more than 3.6 million volumes with a staff of 304 and a budget of $21 million. Rutgers University Libraries is a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and uses SirsiDynix and OCLC as its primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and supports over 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students and approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and over 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie classification Research Universities (very high research activity) campus. The 26 libraries and centers within RUL provide services and support for the University's research and instructional activities in the humanities, social sciences, and science/technology. For more information, please check the RUL website: 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 AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Sandra Troy (APP. 190), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:, FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.