Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Technologies

Created: February 21, 2020


Position Summary: NJIT University Library seeks a collaborative, creative, forward-thinking leader to serve as an Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Technologies (AUL). Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL has the overall responsibility for library technology (applications and systems), digital services (creation, curation, and preservation), and scholarly communication services (digital scholarship, open educational resources, open access/education and research data management), including oversight for a team of librarians and staff. The AUL ensures the technology portfolio of the university library is responsive 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 the library operations to increase operational effectiveness; and thinking openly and collaboratively to produce new library initiatives that support student learning and faculty teaching and research.
Qualifications Summary: The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent; a 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 and working with library systems. The candidate must have demonstrated experience with library management systems including discovery systems, web and access services, digital repositories, digital data creation, curation and preservation, scholarly communication and research data management. 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 problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to carry out projects in a timely manner and ability to manage concurrent tasks; and 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 uses 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 The U.S. News and World Report also ranked NJIT as one of the top 100 national universities.
Application Procedures:
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.
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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.


Published: Friday, February 21, 2020 19:04 UTC

Last updated: Friday, February 21, 2020 19:04 UTC