Monday, March 28, 2011

Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services Rutgers University Libraries,


TITLE: Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services
Rutgers University Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and experienced librarian to develop dynamic user services that are integrated into the academic life of the university. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, this is a system-wide position that oversees policies and programs that affect the three-campus library system. The AUL will also have direct management responsibility, including recruitment, appointment, evaluation, and budget authority, for the public service units on the New/Brunswick Piscataway campus, the largest campus of the university, encompassing 17 libraries, 32 faculty librarians, 74 staff, and student and hourly support staff.
The AUL will provide a vision for how the Libraries support faculty research and student learning; the AUL will actively engage with academic departments to promote information literacy and respond to the changing research environment. The AUL will stimulate innovation and creativity among Libraries faculty and staff in the use of multiple modes of service delivery; and lead in the development of user-focused services that advance university goals, including reference consultation in all formats, media services, information literacy, access services, inter-library loan and document delivery, imaging services, off-campus and distance learning, and the Web presence of the Libraries. The AUL will partner with other members of the senior management team, including the directors of the Camden and Newark campus libraries to ensure that system-wide services support and advance local campus needs. The AUL is expected to seek external support for programs and initiatives through grants, gifts, and external fund raising, and will represent the Libraries within the university, the state, and on national committees and forums related to user services.

QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent degree; minimum of five years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library; ability to articulate the role of academic libraries in the support of research and instruction in a digital environment; demonstrated ability to engage librarians and staff in the collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services; ability to work with a diverse academic community; knowledge of new information technologies, scholarly communication, and the presentation of services in a Web environment; excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and a record of accomplishment in dealing with change. Ability to meet the requirements of faculty tenure with a record of scholarly accomplishment and professional service upon appointment required. Additional advanced degree preferred. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. The complete position profile is available at:

SALARY/STATUS: Faculty rank (Librarian I or II) and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, 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’ holdings include more than three million volumes with a staff of 304 and a budget of $21 million. The Libraries have particular strengths in jazz, New Jerseyana, and women’s and gender studies. The Rutgers University Libraries belong to ARL, CNI, CRL, METRO, NERL, NMC, PALCI, PALINET, New Jersey Library Network and VALE. The Libraries use SirsiDynix, ILLiad, JerseyCat, OCLC, EBSCO Electronic Resource Management Tools, and a variety of online resource interfaces. The university, spread over three regional campuses, includes over 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students and 2,500 faculty engaged in numerous degree-granting, research, and professional programs in all disciplines as well as a broad spectrum of service programs for the state. Rutgers New Brunswick is a Carnegie classification Research Universities (very high research activity) campus and a member of the Association of American Universities. 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. 193), 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