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Friday, January 31, 2014

F/T - Ref/Archives Librarian, Caldwell College (NJ)

Reference Services/Archives Librarian, Caldwell College – NJ

Caldwell College, located in Caldwell, NJ, invites applications for a full-time Reference Services/Archives Librarian.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Library, this position leads the Discovery Services Team and has primary responsibility for the provision of reference services that enable access to and effective use of information resources in all formats. In addition, he/she provides research assistance, instructional services and technology expertise to faculty, staff and students and is responsible for the College Archives. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to;
  • Providing in-person and virtual reference services, including in-depth research consultations to students, faculty and staff employing a combination of print and electronic resources.
  • Organizing and handling day-to-day operations of the College archives and for fulfilling archival requests from on-campus visitors.
  • Collaborating in the design, implementation and promotion of innovative programs and services responsive to user needs.
  • Serving as professional liaison to academic department(s) as assigned.
  • Developing and managing subject-area collections in support of the curriculum of the assigned department(s).
  • Partnering with instructional faculty within assigned department(s) to help students achieve research related learning outcomes, including information literacy competency.
  • Participating in the Information Literacy Instruction program by providing point-of-need instruction to students, faculty and staff and teaching classes as needed.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution plus a minimum of one to three years working in an academic library is required. Humanities background is preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Must be available to cover one evening shift per week and Saturday on the weekend staff rotation. Experience providing reference assistance and instruction is expected. Knowledge of basic archival principles and practices is also expected. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, forward thinking professional dedicated to proactive, user centered service. The candidate will also have the ability to innovate and thrive amidst rapid organizational and technological change. This individual will be expected to explore, evaluate and encourage deployment of emergent technologies into library programs and services, particularly those related to assigned department(s). Good communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships across all levels of the institution is also expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican mission of the college.
Caldwell College is a private, Catholic, coed four-year college with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today’s global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The college’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell College, visit

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Send application materials to: (preferred)
Office of Human Resources-HED
Caldwell College
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973.618.3555
Fax: 973.618.3358