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Job: Associate Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library (Rutgers University Libraries, New Jersey) at Rutgers-Newark

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RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced,
innovative, and service-oriented leader to fill the position of Associate
Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The
State University of New Jersey. Reporting to the Director
of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), the Associate Director will have a
leadership role in the fulfillment of the Institute's mission as a preeminent
research collection of jazz. With guidance from the IJS Director, the IJS
Associate Director manages day-to-day operations of the Institute, ensuring
outstanding research services to the diverse academic community. Will
supervise the public services staff and the Digital Applications Developer. As
one of the library liaisons to the Masters' Program in Jazz History and
Research, assists in the orientation for incoming students, provides research
assistance for faculty and students in Jazz History and Research and related
disciplines, such as the doctoral program in American Studies, and identifies
appropriate collaboration opportunities with teaching faculty across
disciplines. Under the guidance of the Dana Library Director and the Director
of IJS, implements a comprehensive program of marketing and communication for
IJS. In collaboration with other units of the Libraries, works to enhance the
digital and web presence of the IJS, reflective of articulated departmental
goals. Will work with the other Dana librarians, including the IJS Head of
Collection Development, the Digital Humanities Librarian, and the Head of
Media and Digital Library Services, to identify and shepherd digital projects
involving IJS collections from inception to completion. Represents the
Institute and the Library to the larger jazz and archival communities,
locally, nationally, and internationally, and develops programming to provide
broad exposure to the resources of the IJS. Works with the Dana Library
Director and IJS Director in identifying and pursuing external funding
sources, including individual donors and grant funding
agencies. As a member of a university-wide faculty, the
Associate Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies is expected to participate
in system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to demonstrate
commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research
relevant to areas of responsibility, including publications, presentations and
participation and leadership in the work of relevant scholarly and
professional associations.

  
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess substantive professional
experience and accomplishment in academic or research library special
collections, archives, or similar settings, with relevant managerial and
administrative experience and the ability to articulate an understanding of
the role of archival and research collections in the delivery of information
services to a diverse academic community. Demonstrated commitment to fostering
diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had
successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse
populations will be given preference. With an academic
background, including a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution;
or, a Master's degree and/or doctorate in History, Archival Studies, Jazz
Studies, Music, or a closely-related, relevant advanced degree, the successful
candidate will demonstrate a record of or the potential for scholarship, and a
record of leadership and service. Must have the ability and desire to meet
tenure and promotion requirements. Key skills include effective communication
with library, archival and jazz studies colleagues, other teaching faculty,
administration, students, and alumni; innovation, and organizational and
leadership ability.

  
SALARY: Salary and rank will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

  
STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans,
life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition
remission, one month vacation.

  
LIBRARY AND UNIVERSITY PROFILE: Rutgers University is a
member of the Association of American Universities. As of July 1, 2013 Rutgers
will become a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation ("CIC") in
anticipation of its entry into the Big Ten in 2014.The university, spread over
three regional campuses, includes over 50,000 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. Situated on 35 acres in downtown Newark,
Rutgers-Newark is part of a dynamic urban environment and is positioned to
take a leading role in the further revitalization of
Newark. The Newark campus is a doctoral-degree granting
research institution, classified as a Carnegie Research Intensive institution,
offering 14 doctoral programs: American studies, applied
physics, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, environmental studies, global
affairs, integrative neuroscience, management, mathematical sciences, nursing,
psychology, public administration, and urban systems. With
more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students and anticipated growth in
the student body, as well as in the number of resident students, Rutgers-
Newark has been ranked the nation's most diverse national university campus
for the past fifteen years by U.S. News & World Report.

  
The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), 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 have highly valued staff about 300
who are committed to develop innovations in access services, information
literacy and digital initiatives. RUL operates with a budget of $28
million and outstanding collections especially in jazz and
New Jerseyana. 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. The John
Cotton Dana Library, in conjunction with the other Rutgers libraries, provides
services and support for the Newark campus. The Dana
Library includes 12 library faculty and 25 staff positions, with a budget of
$2.7 million. The world-renowned Institute of Jazz Studies, a special
collections unit of the John Cotton Dana Library, is the world's largest jazz
archive. With over 100,000 sound recordings, 100 distinct archival
collections, over 30,000 photographs, extensive oral
history collections, books, jazz periodicals, musical instruments and other
memorabilia, the Institute of Jazz Studies supports research by students at
all levels, scholars and writers from around the world, musicians, arts
institutions, record labels, and the media. The university's highly regarded
Masters of Arts Program in Jazz History and Research is supported directly by
IJS collections and staff. The Institute also maintains an active outreach
program, furthering jazz education in many ways, and supports scholarship
through the publication of the Journal of Jazz Studies, the leading English-
language scholarly jazz journal, and the Studies in Jazz monograph series. For
more information go to the RUL website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu and
to learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to:
http://library.newark.rutgers.edu. Rutgers is an ADVANCE institution,
committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women
in the STEM disciplines.

  
TO APPLY: CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN
IMMEDIATELY. To apply please email your application in Word
format (include cover letter, resume, names of three references, and where you
saw the position advertised) to: Lila Fredenburg,
(APP. 205), Director of Administrative Services, Rutgers
University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:
[log in to unmask], 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.



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