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Information & Education Librarian (NTT - Lecturer/Instructor)

Information & Education Librarian (NTT - Lecturer/Instructor)

Rutgers University Libraries Job Location: New Jersey Date Created: 01-12-2021


December 16, 2020                                                       ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE                                  APP20FA1247                                                                     TITLE:   Information & Education Librarian (NTT Lecturer-Instructor) Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University – RBHS RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Libraries seek an enthusiastic, creative, innovative and service-oriented librarian to serve as an Information & Education Librarian who will provide instruction, reference, and research services assistance for the Health Sciences Libraries.  This is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position, of 1-year duration. The Information & Education Librarian will assist students, faculty, and other users with their information and research needs. This position is responsible for course-related and course-integrated library instruction, virtual reference service including Chat and Ask-a-Librarian (LibAnswers); development of web-based (LibGuides), research and instructional materials; consultation with faculty to support their research and course development; and will participate in supporting the growing array of research services provided by the libraries.  All instruction training and teaching will be conducted remotely temporarily due to covid-19.  The successful candidate for this position will be familiar with the development and facilitation delivering online instruction/workshops/programs/etc. via Zoom, Webex, or other virtual platforms. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. The Information & Education Librarian will:
  • Develop and provide course-integrated and resource-specific instruction for health sciences subject areas
  • Engage and collaborate actively building relationships, developing user-centric resources and services, and participating in outreach activities
  • Collaborate with librarians and with other subject librarians to build robust services
  • Develop and deliver data-related workshops and online learning materials
  • Partner with library colleagues in areas such as instructional design and user engagement/assessment to enhance library services
  • Provide a full range of virtual reference services to the University community and in-depth consultations for health sciences-related research and data user issues
  • Deliver research services including collaboration on systematic reviews, the evidence pyramid, publication metrics, and data management planning
  • Performs related duties as assigned
This non-tenure-track position is a member of the library unit serving Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences, and is a member of the Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing quality public services to a diverse academic community. As part of the faculty, the selected candidate will provide instruction, research assistance and information services via multiple modalities (i.e., email, chat, phone etc.). This position may require working evenings and weekends. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through librarianship and service. Requirements: An ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent; Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, including undergraduate students and to those at the masters and/or doctoral level graduate students. Candidate will have demonstrated proficiency searching health sciences resources.  Must have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work collegially in a team-oriented environment. Preferred: Prefer at least 2 years' experience providing reference services and/or instruction in an academic library setting. Knowledge of Rutgers University Library resources and services.  Familiarity with a broad range of university-level databases. SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. STATUS/BENEFITS:  Non-Tenure Faculty status, one-year appointment, vacation days will be calculated on a prorated basis.  Benefits are available for this position. LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. With more than half of the incoming student class self-identifying as non-Caucasian, Rutgers is committed to advancing, promoting, and advocating for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance—the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions. Rutgers University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines. Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Ex Libris, Alma, Primo, and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) serves as the umbrella organization for eight schools and seven centers and institutes focused on improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University – New Brunswick and collaborating with scholars and researchers throughout the university, RBHS established Rutgers as one of the largest academic institutions in the United States providing health care education, research and clinical service and care. RBHS is one of the few health centers in the country with schools in the full spectrum of human health: medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, public health, and biomedical science – 6,900 students (2,300 undergraduate, 4,565 graduate), 1,572 full-time faculty with approx. 1,500 degrees awarded annually. Rutgers’ health sciences research activity is the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey, with more than $450 million annually in research and development expenditures. More than 1,300 providers comprise Rutgers – Health, our practice organization consisting of physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and behavioral health and addiction professionals. The academic, research, and patient care programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health are geographically dispersed as are the libraries which support them. The libraries, which serve the RBHS community, are the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences (RBHS-Newark), the Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences (RBHS-New Brunswick), and the Library of Science and Medicine (Piscataway). In addition, the libraries provide access to resources to clinical faculty and trainees, which are part of Rutgers – Health and the RWJ/Barnabas partnership. With the movement from print to digital, and physical to mobile, just in time access to library resources from classrooms, laboratories, and patient care settings is the expected standard. Our highly skilled librarians provide instruction in all of these settings, and virtually, using web-enabled technologies for those in remote locations.  
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.   It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.      

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