University Librarian - NJIT

Job Information


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
seeks applications and nominations for the position of
University Librarian.

Position Summary:
The University Librarian is the chief administrator for NJIT's two major libraries, the Van Houten Library and the Littman Architecture & Design Library. The University Librarian reports directly to the Provost and Senior Executive Vice President and is responsible for the overall administration of University Libraries. The position is expected to articulate a 21st century vision for University Libraries that directly supports the strategic initiatives and intellectual core of the University, and works collaboratively with university stakeholders to refine and implement the vision.

University Libraries:
The Robert W. Van Houten Library, NJIT's university library, houses a core collection of print books, group study rooms 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 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 services, information literacy and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $4.4 million and spend over 90% of the materials budget to acquire electronic resources for anytime, anywhere access. The collection comprises over 390,000 volumes with 34 full-text databases, over 55,000 electronic journals, 168,000 ebooks and 222,000 physical holdings. The Libraries' website was nationally recognized for providing a centralized “search all” portal for a single search experience to all electronic resources. The Libraries use Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities.

Summary Qualifications:
Candidates must possess an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree and an additional advanced degree; a minimum of ten years of administrative experience including responsibilities in budgeting, staff management, resource allocation, space planning, and information technology in an academic library. Candidates must also have a sophisticated understanding of the role of technology in physical and virtual library services, and information provision.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit and search for posting #0603634 where a detailed position description and qualifications are posted. Candidates may apply online at the same site. In addition to a cover letter and vitae, candidates are requested to describe in no more than one page, their vision for a 21st century academic library that supports a research university such as NJIT.

Review of applications will begin on 11/01/2016 and continue until a candidate is selected. Questions may be sent to Professor John K. Bechtold (, chair of the search committee.

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982

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Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07102