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Head of Archival and Collection Services, Rutgers University Libraries – Newark Campus

TITLE:  Head of Archival and Collection Services, John Cotton Dana Library

               Rutgers University Libraries – Newark Campus


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to fill the position of Head of Archival and Collection Services of the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Reporting to the Director of the Dana Library, the Head of Archival and Collection Services will take a leadership role in the effective management and oversight of archival and research collections in the Library, including the Institute of Jazz Studies, in ensuring the provision of library and information services to the diverse academic community. Applying archival and collections-related expertise and insight and working closely with the Collections Coordinators for Dana Library and Jazz Institute, as well as the reference librarians and archivists, the Head of Archival and Collection Services provides leadership in the implementation and use of best practices and cutting-edge techniques in the management and processing of archival collections and the management of other library research collections. Initiates and oversees the completion of collections-related projects. Advises the library director on the acceptance of gift collections for the Dana Archives. Coordinates the communication and collective decision making of librarians on collections-related topics. As a member of a university-wide faculty, the Head of Archival and Collection Services is expected to participate in system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to demonstrate commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations. 


QUALIFICATIONS: A strong record of professional experience and accomplishment in an academic or research library, archives, or similar setting, with substantial professional experience in archival processing and management, as well as collections services. Prior administrative experience and the ability to articulate a vision of the role of archival and research collections in the delivery of library and information services to a diverse academic community.  Successful experience working with teams. Key skills include effective communication with library and archival colleagues, teaching faculty, administration, students, and alumni; innovation, and organizational ability.  Awareness of national issues and trends in archives and in collections services. Must have the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion requirements.   Thus, the successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution, a Master’s degree in History or Archival Studies, or a closely-related, relevant advanced degree; and a strong record in scholarship, service, and leadership in the profession.


SALARY:  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and eyeglass plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.


TO APPLY:  CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY.  To apply please email your application in Word format (include cover letter, resume, and names of three references) to:  Sandra Troy, (APP. 192), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163,, FAX: 732-932-7637


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.  The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.


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