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Access Services Librarian, Head of Access Services, Librarian of Practice II or III (Non-Tenure Trac


November 1, 2022                                          ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE                                  APP: 22FA1261                                                                         
TITLE:   Access Services Librarian, Head of Access Services, Librarian of Practice II or III (Non-Tenure Track)
               Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, Rutgers University Libraries
POSITION SUMMARY: Rutgers University Libraries Health Sciences Libraries seeks a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to lead the Access Services department. This non-tenure track position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences Libraries. The successful candidate will provide oversight to Access Services staff at the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences in Newark and the Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences in New Brunswick including day-to-day operations and performance of the department comprised of circulation, reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, collection maintenance and management, student workers coordination, oversight of facilities and security coordination, and computer support. The position directly supervises 10+ union employees, plus student workers.
This position represents the Health Sciences Libraries on the Rutgers University Libraries Fulfillment, Resource Sharing, and Digitization groups and works directly with the Libraries Human Resources and Budgeting Office. The successful applicant is expected to develop and propose policy, ensuring compliance with university and library best practices and shape an overall philosophy of Access Services for the Health Sciences Libraries. This position is responsible for providing recommendations related to organizational and strategic planning for related areas and working with Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences Libraries in Newark and the Associate Director of Health Sciences Libraries in New Brunswick to discuss priorities and vision for Access Services. This position is eligible for a hybrid flexible work arrangement. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: Personnel-Related:  Staff & Work-Study
  • Hires, trains, directs, and supervises full-time unionized staff and part-time workers.
  • Creates and implements staff schedules.
  • Writes and updates position descriptions, evaluates staff performance, and completes performance appraisals.
  • Works with Financial Aid at RBHS-Newark submitting updated position descriptions. Oversees student workers at Smith Library including hiring, scheduling, and training including work/study and hourly and temporary workers.
Manages Access Services Department
  • Analyzes and implements changes to workflows and procedures, develops and revises procedure manuals.
  • Coordinates professional development events for staff to model and maintain high quality, user-centric standards of service.
  • Provides ongoing support to RBHS volunteer faculty, residents, and affiliated clinicians with remote access to library resources.
  • Resolves operational and patron issues.
Oversees Library Technology
  • Oversees technology support staff at the Smith Library and represents Health Sciences Libraries on the Libraries Web Team to update, maintain, and enhance the Health Sciences Libraries website.
  • Oversees training and instruction of staff on computer services and use of equipment.
  • Provides instruction and support to RBHS teaching faculty with course reserve materials and training staff on all aspects of course reserve including Leganto (Reading Lists), Canvas, and print reserve collections. Designs and conducts a wide range of instruction to support teaching and education.
Data Collection & Analysis
  • Collects and reports a variety of data points including gate count, visitor logs, and other related statistics.
  • Responds to access questions submitted to Ask a Librarian service and records transactions in appropriate analytics tool.
  • Performs statistical analysis and summarizes findings for annual, mid-year, and special reports.
  • Provides oversight, facilitation, and supervision of facilities management; serves as library point of contact with Public Safety, Environmental Services, and Facilities personnel.
  • Ensures the security, functionality, and availability of building equipment and library collections.
  • Participates in major event design, promotion, and implementation as needed.
  • The job may include some evening and weekend work.
  • Other duties as assigned.
STATUS/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 University Libraries seek to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for learning and work for the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The Libraries actively embrace the Rutgers vision of “beloved community” defined by a commitment to work together to embody, reflect, and respect the complexities and differences of all our parts. 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 innovation in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $45 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, BTAA, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, NERL, PALCI, ValeNJ, SPARC (and COAPI), and use ExLibris,, Alma, Primo and OCLC.
Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS):  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.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, provides equal 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
We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in academic librarianship and who will contribute to the breadth of our organization.
Rutgers University Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Position: Access Services Librarian, Head of Access Services, Librarian of Practice II or III (Non-Tenure Trac
Organization: Rutgers University Libraries
Location: New Brunswick,  NJ 
United States
Salary: Salary and rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum salary is $79,580.
Posting Start Date: 12/9/2022
Date Posted: 12/9/2022
Required: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent. Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
Preferred: Demonstrated proficiency with Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo and Canvas. Experience working in access services or user services library department. Supervisory experience with unionized employees and bargaining unit agreements a plus. Experience with assessment of user services.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription, drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/7/2023
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New Brunswick,  NJ 08901-1163
United States
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