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July 17, 2023 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP 23FA0753
TITLE: Associate University Librarian Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Libraries, Rutgers University Libraries
SUMMARY: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, collaborative, and forward-thinking senior library administrator to fill the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Health Sciences Libraries, which includes the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences (Newark), and the Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences (New Brunswick). The Health Sciences Libraries primarily serve constituents (faculty, students, and staff) who comprise Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). Based in the George F. Smith Library, the successful candidate will oversee a combined team of 10 faculty and 14 staff and responsibly manage an annual budget of $2.4 million. The AUL will develop strategic resources, facilities, and services for students and faculty in support of the RBHS mission to be a distinguished national model for health care access and quality, research, and innovation, interprofessional education and healthcare, and community service and engagement. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Campus Libraries, the AUL RBHS serves as an active member of the University Libraries Leadership Team working with colleagues to develop and implement strategic directions and assess service quality.
• Provides leadership in planning, budgeting, professional development, and training for RBHS Libraries.
• Participates in the Libraries-wide planning, budget, operations, and personnel decision-making activities.
• Collaborates with leadership across the Libraries and other relevant stakeholders to identify, evaluate, and implement synergistic programs and services that facilitate cross-organizational communication and collaboration while fostering a culture of transparency, engagement, and shared decision-making.
• Champions the Health Sciences Libraries along with the Rutgers University Libraries system-wide resources and services with the chancellor, deans, department chairs, program directors, and faculty at Rutgers health sciences locations.
• Advances the Libraries’ and University’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
• Participates in the appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes of library faculty
• Articulates and fosters a strong sense of community across the RBHS Libraries.
• Represents the Libraries within the University, the state, and on national committees.
The successful candidate will have a degree from ALA-accredited program combined with significant accomplishments as a leader in an academic, research, or health sciences library setting; demonstrated managerial experience with proven ability to lead change in the rapidly changing world of higher education; a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and responding to evolving user needs and services. successful outreach with stakeholders; collaboration and consensus building; mentoring; innovation and a creative approach to problem-solving; advocacy; strategic planning and decision-making; budgeting; the ability to delegate effectively; and effective oral and written communication.
Must qualify for tenure on appointment.
Experience in an academic health sciences library environment. An advanced degree in a relevant or related field.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
SALARY: Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug and dental plans, tuition remission, vacation and sick accrual per current university policy.
Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services. With over five million volumes and thousands of digital resources located in more than 20 libraries, centers, and reading rooms in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, Rutgers University Libraries rank among the nation’s top research libraries.
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 190, 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 six million print and digital resources throughout its 11 libraries and five distinctive collections. RUL is a member of AAHSL, ARL, BTAA, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, NERL, PALCI, ValeNJ, SPARC (and COAPI). The Libraries use Alma and OCLC as its primary bibliographic utilities.
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.
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: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/206601
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
It is university policy to provide equal employment 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
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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