Access Services/Reference Librarian (College of New Jersey)

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Access Services/Reference Librarian. Specific responsibilities are described below.

Access Services: Provide leadership in access services by developing and implementing policies and procedures based on national best practices for all access services functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and coordination of library services for persons with differing abilities. Provide the most effective delivery of materials not owned by TCNJ Library, through purposeful direction of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Apply knowledge of current trends in technology and academic publishing to formulate long-term plans for access and delivery services within the context of those trends. Oversee a department of seven full-time staff, two part-time staff, and student employees.

Reference Collection Coordinator: Work collaboratively with other librarians to evaluate, select and maintain the electronic and print reference collection. Oversee the reference collection budget.

Additional responsibilities: Provide general reference service and research assistance in collaboration with other public services librarians. Some evening and weekend duties required. Candidates should demonstrate strong commitment to the librarian-scholar model by maintaining both high quality librarianship as well as an active program of scholarly activity. Serve on Library and institutional committees, and participate in professional organizations.

Required qualifications:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA. At least three years relevant professional (post-MLS) experience in access services.

Experience with document delivery and interlibrary loan. Familiarity with bibliographic utilities and automated library management systems, including interlibrary loan systems. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility and a strong service orientation. Preferred: Supervisory experience. Ability to analyze the operational needs of functional areas, especially through process assessment. Project management skills. Experience with development and maintenance of a reference collection. Reference experience in an academic setting. Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to new and changing situations. An additional graduate degree is desirable.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library), with a current salary range of $63,966 – $99,162. Full benefits package, including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately. For a more detailed position description, see: To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least four professional references to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by March 22,

2012 in order to receive full consideration. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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