November 14, 2012 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 203
TITLE: Instructional Design Librarian
Rutgers University Libraries
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) seek a creative and dynamic, service-oriented
librarian to provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive, scalable and sustainable library
instruction program. The instructional designer will
Lead the Libraries’ efforts to develop pedagogically sound learning experiences in collaboration with
librarians, teaching faculty, and relevant campus partners; focus on designing curriculum-based
instruction, enhancing critical thinking skills, and building information literacy competencies, focusing
on a diverse undergraduate population.
Employ relevant technologies to enhance online and face-to-face instruction, including developing
learning objects and other instructional tools.
Coordinate with library faculty to integrate measureable learning objectives, appropriate educational
activities, and methods of assessment into all library instructional activities.
Serve as liaison to students, faculty and staff of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education providing
instruction and research consultations, and participating in collection development activities.
Participate in general library instruction and provide in-person and virtual reference service.
This tenure track position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services, is
a member of the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, and is based at the Kilmer Library. The successful
candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research
including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional
QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited
institution is required; a second Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instruction Technology or Education is
strongly preferred. The successful candidate should have several years’ experience designing learning-theorybased library instruction, have knowledge of information literacy pedagogy, demonstrate proficiency with
instructional technologies, exhibit excellent communication skills, and possess the ability to work both
independently and in a collegial environment and work effectively with a diverse student body. 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. The
successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.
SALARY/STATUS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription
drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, one month vacation
LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), 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 develop innovations in access services,
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEYinformation 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. 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.
TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY
AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND
NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Lila Fredenburg (APP. 203), 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.