November 14, 2012 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 204
TITLE: Chemistry & Physics Librarian
Rutgers University Libraries
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seeks an innovative, service-oriented, and technology-savvy librarian to serve as liaison to the Rutgers chemistry, physics and astronomy communities. The Chemistry & Physics Librarian will
• Actively engage with the chemistry, physics and astronomy communities to understand their needs and to provide relevant collections and services in support of their research and educational missions,
• Coordinate efforts, identify opportunities, and develop services to access and preserve scientific data, and participate in the Libraries’ science and RUresearch data teams, and
• Participate in public services activities including general and subject-specific instruction and in-person and virtual reference.
The candidate should be knowledgeable about current and emerging issues in science librarianship and scholarly communication and possess the ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications. 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 Library of Science & Medicine. 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 associations.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution and demonstrated ability to work with the scientific research community are required. Bachelor’s or advanced degree in chemistry, physics, or a related science is needed. Experience with data management, proficiency with SciFinder Scholar and Reaxys databases, working knowledge of chemical structure searching, and several years of professional experience are preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a collegial environment. 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, twelve month appointment, retirement plan, 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, 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. 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. 204), 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.
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