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Undergraduate Experience Librarian APP 207

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TITLE: Undergraduate Experience Librarian APP 207Rutgers University LibrariesRESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an enterprising, forward thinking, service-orientedlibrarian to fill a newly established position spearheading undergraduate student engagement. Rutgers has recently transformed undergraduate education at its New Brunswick campus with a dramatic reshaping of academics and studentlife. Improved student services, a campus-wide honors program, first-year student seminars and interest groups, learning communities, and “discovery houses” are enriching the student experience and providing new opportunities for theLibraries to engage with the undergraduate community.The Undergraduate Experience Librarian will Explore and pilot new ways of engaging with a diverse undergraduate community in collaboration with librarians, teaching faculty, and synergistic campus partners (for example, Honors Programs, Aresty Research Center, McNair program, Future Scholars); build formal and informal relationships on campus that support studentlearning and engagement; develop programs to enhance the undergraduate experience. Employ relevant technologies to enhance online and face-to-face engagement with various undergraduate communities ranging from freshman living on campus to transfer students to commuters. Participate in ongoing library facilities planning activities to enhance undergraduate learning spaces. Integrate undergraduate student programs into other library services and develop methods to measure and assessimpact; work closely with the Instructional Design Librarian, Digital User Services Librarian, UndergraduateExperience team, and other colleagues, including librarians at our Camden and Newark locations. Engage and collaborate actively as liaison to students, faculty and staff of the Department of Communication inthe Rutgers School of Communication and Information, providing instruction and research consultations, andparticipating in collection development activities. Participate in proactive user education program and provide a full range of in-person and virtual reference service.This tenure-track position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services and is amember of the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services toa diverse academic community. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professionaldevelopment through scholarly research including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the workof relevant professional associations.QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or itsequivalent is required. Experience engaging with undergraduate students in an academic setting is required. Thesuccessful candidate should exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectivelywith students, faculty and staff; demonstrate ability to build fruitful relationships and make savvy use of newtechnologies; and show evidence of outreach and student engagement activities. Demonstrated commitment to fosteringdiversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design anddelivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference. The successful candidate must be eligible to work inthe U.S.SALARY/STATUS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dentaland vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, NewBrunswick, and Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian,RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEYoperate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical services, and collection development programsincluding digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have highly valued staff of about 300who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The Librariesoperate with a budget of $28 million and outstanding collections especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The RutgersUniversity Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC asprimary bibliographic utilities and Fedora repository software. In concert with the integration of the University ofMedicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers University the libraries connected with those schools in Newark andNew Brunswick will become part of the Rutgers University Libraries system as of July 1, 2013. The Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick campus is the largest of the three regional campuses, supporting over 33,000 graduate and undergraduatestudents, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and 60 doctoralprograms as a Carnegie Classification Research University (very high research activity) campus. Rutgers University is amember of the Association of American Universities and is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversityand the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines. Rutgers is also a member of the Committee onInstitutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions,composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY ANDCONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, NAMES OF THREEREFERENCES AND WHERE THE POSITION WAS ADVERTISED TO: Lila Fredenburg (APP. 207), Directorof Administrative Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:rulhr@rulmail.rutgers.edu, FAX: 732-932-7637Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Librariesare strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to theUniversity’s multicultural environment.

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