Specialist Librarian - Monmouth University

The Monmouth University Library is seeking applications for a Specialist Librarian. This position is for the 2019-2020 academic year and is a one year initial appointment subject to subsequent multi-year reappointments without limit.

The candidate would be expected to: staff research assistance desk approximately 5 - 8 hours per week, including one evening per week; serve as head of library instruction program and as primary contact for arrangement of librarian-led tutorials and instruction sessions for faculty and their classes; serve as liaison to one or more academic departments at the University, becoming familiar with their programs and courses, and through contact with their faculty make suggestions for library acquisitions and new resources to meet the needs of faculty and students.

Maintain subject proficiency in one or more areas corresponding to liaison responsibilities, providing library instruction for general as well as subject-specific classes including both general and advanced use of library databases in these subjects; create and maintain LibGuides in support of research and instruction; participate in library meetings and programs, University meetings, programs and events as schedule permits;

Remain current in the field of library instruction and information literacy via print and online resources, attendance at relevant meetings, conferences, and workshops, and recommend new and improved resources or programs for possible implementation at the library; serve as coordinator and manager of donations to the library.

For additional information about the Monmouth University Library, please go to: http://library.monmouth.edu.


Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:

Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks

Required Years of Experience: 3

Other Requirements:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS ) degree from an ALA -accredited school.

Engaged in professional service, demonstrated high-level of technical aptitude, and enjoy working with students. Possess excellent communication skills, be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and be willing to adapt quickly to technological change. Ability to easily learn and use new applications, software and technology to assist in their role as librarian, and to take initiative and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience within a library or higher education setting, creating or managing an information literacy or library instruction program in an academic library, and/or as a liaison with an academic program.

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier private, liberal arts institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. Comprehensive in scope, the University enrolls approximately 6,300 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs. Small classes geared toward individual attention, and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s welcoming learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education, while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by involving undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship. Just one hour from New York City, and close to Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture that is rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic beauty of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the University’s student-athletes. A host of unique cultural experiences are available just outside the University’s gates—from Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and growing LGBT community, to Red Bank’s theater and dining hub, to Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings. Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
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