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Friday, January 31, 2014

F/T - Theological Librarian, Drew Univ. (NJ)

Theological Librarian, Drew Univ. – NJ

Drew University Library invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Theological Librarian.  This Librarian will work on 10-month schedule, annually, beginning August 1, 2014. For fullest consideration, apply by February 26, 2014.

Responsibilities include:
  • Providing specialized reference and research services in theological and religious studies and related fields.
  • Working with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into the Theological School curriculum, and teaching credit-bearing courses within the Theological School on research skills
  • Supporting  multi-lingual students.
  • Providing general reference service as a member of the Reference and Research Services Department.
  • Selecting materials in all formats to support the instructional program, and work collaboratively with the Methodist Librarian to ensure that collections complement the Methodist collections.

Required qualifications:
MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.  Lacking that, a subject-relevant PhD and commitment to complete the MLIS; advanced degree in religious studies, theology or related fields; experience with technology and digital discovery and retrieval tools; ability to use new and emerging technologies in reference and instruction; experience with online and digital reference; ability to work effectively with multilingual students, especially Hispanic-Latino/a and Korean students; Proven ability to work effectively with faculty and library colleagues.

Preferred qualifications:
Ph.D in religious studies, theology or related fields; awareness of current research in theology and religion; experience in collection development; evidence of effective instructional skills; oral proficiency in a language other than English (Korean or Spanish preferred); reading proficiency in Hebrew, Greek or other scholarly languages; ability to provide general and specialized  reference and research service; 2-5 years of professional experience.

Drew University:

The University includes a selective liberal arts college, a Graduate Division of Religion, and Theological Seminary connected to the United Methodist Church, and a small, humanities-focused Graduate School. Located on a forested campus in suburban New Jersey, Drew is also close to the resources of New York City.  The Library, with approximately 640,000 volumes and 24 staff,  is affiliated with the United Methodist Archives and History Center.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE.  In accordance with Department of Homeland Security guidelines, successful applicant must be legally able to work in the United States.

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