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Education and Research Librarian (Tenure Track)


Newark, NJ

Employer:  Rutgers University Libraries
Job Type:  Full Time



TITLE: Education and Research Librarian (Tenure Track)
Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, Rutgers University Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS) Libraries seek an enthusiastic, creative, innovative and service-oriented librarian who will provide instruction, reference, and research services assistance to faculty, students and staff. The Education and Research Librarian is an active member of the health sciences liaison program which includes providing instruction and education workshops such as webinars and lectures in support of teaching and learning across the seven RBHS health sciences schools, centers, institutes spanning RBHS and Rutgers University Libraries (RUL).
The key responsibilities of the Education and Research Librarian are to:
• Develops and provides course-integrated and resource-specific instruction in health sciences subject areas including research guides.
• Engages and actively collaborates building relationships, developing user-centric resources and services, and participating in outreach activities.
• Collaborates with librarians and with other subject librarians to build robust services.
• Provides a full range of virtual reference services to the University community and in-depth consultations for health sciences-related research and data user issues. Answers reference inquiries and conducts in-person and online consultations.
• Provides instruction and consultation support on effective searching, evaluating search results, citation management, and provides instruction on biomedical and health sciences databases, evidence-based practice resources and the point of care tools.
• Delivers research services including consultation and collaboration on systematic reviews, the evidence pyramid, publication metrics, and data management planning.
• Teaches evidence-based searching skills to students and residents in RBHS academic programs.
• Participates on RUL-wide committees and working groups contributing expertise and input on projects to deliver effective information services. Serves on RBHS school-wide committees and task forces.
• Participates in activities and programs which promote the health sciences libraries. Is active in professional library associations and participates in ongoing continuing education activities to enhance performance."
• Demonstrates scholarly excellence in research and publication.

This position is a member of the Rutgers University Libraries Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. This position is expected to collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries to enhance the effectiveness of library services to the University community. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President and Director of Health Sciences Libraries, this librarian will be based at the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences on the RBHS Campus in Newark, NJ, and serve as member of the Rutgers University Libraries Faculty body. This is a tenure-track faculty position, requiring publication, research and active participation in professional associations. This position may require working evenings and weekends. This position is eligible for hybrid flexible work arrangement.

• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school or its equivalent.
• Working knowledge of health sciences resources, evidence-based search tools, and collections, including those in support of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and public health.
• Experience with reference and instruction in an academic setting including online environments.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Capacity for research, scholarly publication, and service consistent with the requirements for promotion and tenure.

• Prior professional experience in librarianship in a health sciences library.
• Successful experience designing and delivering engaging learning activities and services for diverse populations.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum salary is $75,580.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Tenure-track faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug and dental plans, tuition remission, and 22 vacation days annually.
LIBRARY PROFILE: 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 300, 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 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, BTAA, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, NERL, PALCI, ValeNJ, SPARC (and COAPI), and use ExLibris,, Alma, Primo and OCLC.

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.


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, provides equal 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

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in academic librarianship and who will contribute to the breadth of our organization.

Rutgers University Libraries Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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