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Specialist Librarian Research

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
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Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Monmouth University

Specialist Librarian Research & Instruction

Department: MU Library

Position Summary:
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Specialist Librarian - Reference & Instruction. This position is for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications received by February 29, 2024 will receive fullest consideration. This position has a start date of 7/1/2024 or later, as necessary.This search will remain open until filled.

The Specialist Librarian is a two-year initial appointment with subsequent multi-year reappointments possible. The position's primary responsibilities include providing tutorials and research instruction sessions to faculty and their classes, service as liaison to one or more academic departments, staffing the research assistance desk, and creating subject or course-based research guides.

Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university.

This is an in-person, on-campus, non-remote position.

For additional information about the Monmouth University Library, please visit:

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment and with a diverse employee and student population.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt quickly to technological change; learn and use new applications and software to assist in their role as librarian.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience within a library or higher education setting, participating in an information literacy or library instruction program in an academic library,
  • Service as a library liaison to one or more specific academic departments or disciplines.
  • Has engaged in library-related professional service.

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Posting Date: 12/19/2023
Closing Date:

Located along New Jerseys northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,000 students in 62 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Parks legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" in the Regional Universities North category, is listed in The Princeton Review's "The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition", Money magazine's "Best Colleges in America 2023," Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2023", and is recognized in Washington Monthly's annual college guide and rankings.

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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