- In collaboration with other selectors, develop the Sinclair New Jersey Collection, a comprehensive library in all fields and formats including electronic publications relating to the State and region
- Enhance access to the Sinclair New Jersey Collection through the creation of reference tools and the development of website content
- Identify and prioritize preservation and digitization needs for the Sinclair Collection
- Supervise public service and collection management staff
- Direct and coordinate public service activities in the SC/UA Reading Room; and manage electronic reference services
- Develop and coordinate library instruction sessions for Rutgers, other college, K-12, and community groups; and promote the use of the collections
- Administer the SC/UA’s reproduction, copyright, and use fee policies and procedures
This tenure track position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management, is a member of the SC/UA faculty, and is based at the Archibald S. Alexander Library. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to scholarship through research, conference presentations, and publications. He or she must also demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations, New Jersey history-related organizations, and RUL system-wide public service activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution is required; a second Master’s degree or Ph.D. in history or a related field is strongly preferred. The successful candidate should have professional experience in public services management and collection development, excellent communication skills, the ability to work both independently and in a collegial environment, and work effectively with a diverse clientele. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.
SALARY/STATUS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.
LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising 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, technical services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have highly valued staff of about 300 who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $28 million and outstanding collections especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities and Fedora repository software. In concert with the integration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers University the libraries connected with those schools in Newark and New Brunswick will become part of the Rutgers University Libraries system as of July 1, 2013. The Rutgers University New Brunswick campus is the largest of the three regional campuses, supporting over 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie Classification Research University (very high research activity) campus. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. Rutgers is also a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, which includes Big Ten Conference members and the University of Chicago.
Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available rare, unique, or specialized sources to support study and research in the humanities and social sciences; New Jersey state, local, and cultural history; and the history of Rutgers University. The divisions include the Sinclair New Jersey Collection, Manuscripts Collection, Rare Books Collection, University Archives Collection and other special collections such as maps, broadsides, pictorial materials, newspapers, and ephemera.
The Sinclair New Jersey Collection is the largest, most comprehensive collection of New Jersey materials in the State and one of the finest collections of state and regional history in the nation. Approximately 80,000 monographs, pamphlets, and serials cover broad subject areas. Topics include state, county, and municipal history, genealogy, religion, business, government, law, education, literature, medicine, agriculture, technology, fiction, and bibliography. The collection is an indispensable source for research on any aspect of the state, past and present.
TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES AND WHERE YOU SAW THE POSITION ADVERTISED TO: Lila Fredenburg (APP. 209), Director of Administrative Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.