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Saturday, February 22, 2014

F/T - Ref. Librarian, William Paterson U. (NJ)

Reference Librarian/Co-Coordinator of User Education
Job Code 428 -LIB

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library of William Paterson University seeks a dynamic, service-oriented, creative individual to provide general reference assistance and instructional services. S/he serves as co-coordinator of the user education program and reports to the Assistant Director for Access and Information Services.

As a member of a collaborative team, provides reference services, including evenings and weekends, in person and online, using traditional and emerging technologies and resources; conducts library instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate level courses; co-manages the library instruction program, overseeing course-related instruction, program-based instruction, workshops, orientations and individual appointments. Develops assessment methods to evaluate instruction program effectiveness and information literacy competencies of students. Serves as liaison for the Cotsakos College of Business and develops the collection for that college. Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.

Minimum requirements include an ALA-accredited master’s degree and two (2) or more years of professional reference and instruction experience in an academic library with a commitment to information literacy. Knowledge of electronic and print reference sources and awareness of current trends and emerging technologies in the delivery of reference service and library instruction. Excellent communication, interpersonal and instructional skills as well as a strong customer-service orientation. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment with diverse faculty, staff and students.  Demonstrated proficiency with commonly used software such as Microsoft Office Suite and demonstrated competence in the use of web authoring technologies such as XHTML/CSS, LibGuides, etc.  One or more years providing business reference and instruction in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, economic and financial information resources, including tools such as CCH Tax Research, ExecuComp, IBISWorld and Research Insight are strongly preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning, committed to promoting student success, academic excellence, and opportunities for lifelong learning.  The University offers 43 undergraduate and 21 graduate degree programs supported by state-of-the-art information and communications technology.    The University enrolls over 11, 400 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

This is a 12-month tenure track appointment and a second graduate degree is required for tenure. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition waiver for dependent children after one year of full-time employment.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and contact information of three professional references to the attention of Pamela Vovchuk at or by mail to her at Cheng Library, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. For additional information about the University visit  and information about the Library can be found at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.