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    Posted: 11/May/2018 at 6:36pm
TITLE: Student Success Librarian, Paul Robeson Library Rutgers University Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seeks a Student Success Librarian for the Paul Robeson Library in Camden. The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, faculty, and university partners at Rutgers University-Camden to lead and develop library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. The successful candidate will be an engaged librarian who enjoys working with students, especially those in their first two years of college and first-generation students. This librarian will develop new initiatives to expand and further integrate library services into the university community.

The Student Success Librarian will:

? Build relationships in the Rutgers University – Camden academic and student services programs that support the student population in order to increase knowledge of library services and resources.
? Support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship.
? Coordinate assessment of library student success initiatives and participate in assessment of university-wide initiatives.
? Collaborate with the Paul Robeson Library Coordinator of Instruction, subject liaisons, and course instructors to develop and offer customized instruction (e.g. Graduate Student workshops on Refworks, copyright, etc.) in multiple formats.
? In consultation and coordination with the Rutgers University Libraries Communications unit, Paul Robeson Director and Paul Robeson library faculty colleagues, will create a communications plan and implement the marketing of library services to all students.
? Serve as a subject liaison and perform collection development activities.
? Serve on the reference desk and contribute to reference via chat and email.
? Contribute to the priorities and initiatives of Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers
University – Camden.

This tenure-track position reports to the Director of Paul Robeson Library and is a member of the Paul Robeson Library Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. As part of the Paul Robeson faculty, the selected candidate will provide instruction, research assistance and information services via multiple modalities. This may require working evenings and weekends. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research and service, including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent is required. Two years of experience as an academic librarian is required. Demonstrated experience with creating and assessing student learning outcomes is preferred. The successful candidate should exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff; the ability to build fruitful relationships and partnerships; and, be knowledgeable of trends and services in academic libraries. A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of engaging learning activities and 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, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.
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 undergraduate support, information control, 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 Alma and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The Paul Robeson Library supports all the undergraduate and graduate programs of Rutgers University– Camden, except law. In addition, through a contractual agreement, Paul Robeson Library provides library services for almost 2,500 students at the Camden campus of Camden County College/Rowan University. Located in Southern New Jersey, the campus of Rutgers University–Camden is across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and is within driving distance of the New Jersey shore and New York City. For more information, please visit the Rutgers University Libraries website: or the Paul Robeson Library website:


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service 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.

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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