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The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks applications for the position of Library Assistant I (Acquisitions).

Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and the Director of Library Operations, the successful candidate is expected to perform a full array of collection management and maintenance functions essential to the library operations. This is a flexible schedule based on the library’s hours of operation but primarily will cover a Monday to Friday shift with responsibility for opening the library. Duties will include customer engagement and service, as well as collection maintenance and administrative duties.

Qualifications Summary: An associate’s degree in related disciplines or at least 60 credits earned toward a bachelor’s degree. A minimum of three (3) years of customer service experience with at least one (1) year of significant work in a library. A formal education and experience prerequisites may be waived at the university’s discretion if the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Library Profile: The Robert W. Van Houten Library, NJIT’s university library, houses a core collection of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, humanities, and social sciences resources, 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, Art and Design Library, a branch of the university library, maintains a core collection of architecture, art, and design resources. The Libraries have a staff of 24, who are committed to developing innovations in access and research services, information and digital literacies, and digital initiatives. The Library has an annual operating budget of $4.5 million and spend over 94% of the materials budget to acquire scholarly electronic resources for anytime, anywhere access. The collection comprises over 439,000+ volumes with 34 full-text databases, over 63,000 electronic journals, 216,000+ ebooks, and 223,000 physical holdings. The Library uses Ex Libris Alma and Primo Discovery, OCLC, ILLiad, RapidILL, and Digital Commons.

NJIT Profile: As one of 32 polytechnic universities in the United States and New Jersey’s only public polytechnic university, NJIT prepares students to become leaders 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 one of only 131 universities rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification®, indicating 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 in the top 100 colleges and universities nationally for the mid-career earnings of graduates, according to NJIT is ranked third in New Jersey and 74th among colleges and universities nationwide by the QS World University Ranking 2020.

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Please submit (1) cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience, (2) resume or CV, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications commences immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Employment at NJIT is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act that 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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