Position Summary: NJIT University Library seeks a collaborative, creative, forward-thinking individual to serve as an Assistant University Librarian for Resource Sharing and Collection Management (AUL). Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL has the overall responsibility for resource sharing (access and use of the collections), and resource management (acquire and integrate materials into the collection), including oversight for a team of librarians and staff. The AUL ensures the library collection portfolio is available and accessible to the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. The AUL is expected to participate actively in strategic planning, policy development, budget planning, communication, and assessment of library operations to increase operational effectiveness; and thinking openly and collaboratively to produce new library initiatives that support student learning, faculty teaching and research.
Qualifications Summary: The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent and minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in areas related to this position, at least two (2) years of which must include administration/management in higher education. Demonstrated experience with budget planning, project planning, and development and application of innovative approaches to resource sharing services, access services, and collection management services operations. Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to carry out projects in a timely manner and ability to manage concurrent tasks. Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed assessment and analytical skills and the ability to anticipate and adapt to priorities and the changing needs of an academic library. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
Library Profile: The Robert W. Van Houten Library, NJIT’s university library, houses a core collection of print books, group study rooms and has an Information Commons computer lab with more than 120 computer workstations and wireless access throughout the building. The Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture and Design Library, a branch of the university library, maintains a core collection of architecture, art and design resources. The university libraries operate with a budget of $4.5 million and spend over 94% of the materials budget to acquire electronic resources for anytime, anywhere access. A diverse staff of 24, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The collection comprises over 390,000 volumes with 34 full-text databases, over 63,000 unique electronic journals, 185,000 ebooks and 223,000 physical holdings. The Libraries support six colleges, 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including 19 PhD programs. The Libraries use Ex Libris Alma and Primo Discovery, OCLC, ILLiad and RapidILL, and Digital Commons.
NJIT Profile: As New Jersey’s public polytechnic university, NJIT prepares students to become leader in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen, and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $170 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is ranked 43rd out of more than 4,000 colleges and universities for the mid-career earnings of graduates, according to PayScale.com. The U.S. News and World Report also ranked NJIT as one of the top 100 national universities.
Employment at NJIT is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act which mandates new employees, who are not NJ residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment to certain positions.
To apply, please visit https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2059.
Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references. Review of applications commences immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.