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Education Librarian: 12-month tenure-track


  • Job Title: Education Librarian: 12-month tenure-track
  • Department: Library
  • Job Posted On: 02/25/2014
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Status: Permanent
  • Search Type: Global Search
  • Job Post ID: 12474


The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Education Librarian.

Summary of Responsibilities

Provides library services to TCNJ students and faculty, particularly in the School of Education and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Services include user education, subject-specialized and general reference, and management of education-related library resources. Engages in scholarly and service activities expected of tenure-track librarians. Reports to the Dean of the Library.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as liaison to Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Special Education, Language and Literacy; Educational Administration and Secondary Education; and Counselor Education; as well as to the Department of Health and Exercise Science (in the School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science). Provide all necessary library support for these academic programs.

User Education: Initiate and provide instructional programs targeting students and faculty in the above-named departments. Provide individual and small-group consultation/instruction regarding education and health and exercise science resources. Participate in general library information literacy program.

Reference: Provide general reference service and research assistance in collaboration with the other public services librarians. Provide in-depth reference service to both undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the School of Education and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Some evening and weekend duties required.

Collection Development: Serve as collection development coordinator for the above-named departments. Work closely with the classroom faculty in these departments to assess the needs of the academic programs in order to select library resources in varied formats. Also responsible for the development and maintenance of the Children's / Young Adult Collection and various curriculum materials.

Additional Responsibilities: Participate in professional organizations. Contribute to research, scholarly, and professional conferences and publications. Serve on institutional committees. Carry out other activities required to attain tenure.


Required: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of education and curriculum resources. Educational background and/or experience in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred: Significant experience using education and curriculum resources. Collection development, reference and instruction experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. K-12 teaching and/or experience working with graduate or continuing professional students. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable. Record of service and/or scholarship.

About The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's number one public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools: Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences; Nursing, Health & Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members and librarians are teacher-scholars and librarian-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty.

The School of Education is housed in TCNJ's newest academic building-a three-story, 72'000-square-foot facility with 20 "smart classrooms," offices for faculty and administrators, a computer lab, a 165-seat auditorium, a seminar room, an observation room for the counselor education program, and a cafe. The School comprises four departments-Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Special Education, Language and Literacy; Educational Administration and Secondary Education; and Counselor Education-that offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The TCNJ Library, recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review, is a five-story, 135,000-square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe, a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the College and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to more than 67,000 periodical titles in a variety of formats.

Contact Information

Appointment: Appointment will be commensurate with experience, either at the rank of Librarian III (Instructor in the Library), with a current salary range of $53,149 - $86,513, or Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library), with a current salary range of $64,605 - $100,154. Competitive benefits package, with many options including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

Application: To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least four professional references to Terrence Bennett, Chair, Education Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by March 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.