Specialist Librarian

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Specialist Librarian

Department: MU Library

Position Summary:
The Monmouth University Library is seeking applications for a Specialist Librarian. This position is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is a two-year appointment with the possibility of subsequent multi-year reappointments. Applications received by June 30, 2022 will receive fullest consideration. This search will remain open until filled.

The candidate would be expected to: staff research assistance desk approximately 5 - 8 hours per week, including one evening per week; serve as liaison to one or more academic departments at the University, becoming familiar with their programs and courses, and through contact with their faculty make suggestions for library acquisitions and new resources to meet the needs of faculty and students.

Maintain subject proficiency in one or more areas corresponding to liaison responsibilities, providing library instruction for general as well as subject-specific classes including both general and advanced use of library databases in these subjects; create and maintain LibGuides in support of research and instruction; participate in library meetings and programs, University meetings, programs and events as schedule permits;

Remain current in the field of library instruction and information literacy via print and online resources, attendance at relevant meetings, conferences, and workshops, and recommend new and improved resources or programs for possible implementation at the library.

For additional information about the Monmouth University Library, please go to: http://library.monmouth.edu.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs in order to successfully complete assigned tasks

Required Years of Experience: 3

Other Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited school.

Engaged in professional service, demonstrated high-level of technical aptitude, and enjoy working with students. Possess excellent communication skills, be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, and be willing to adapt quickly to technological change. Ability to easily learn and use new applications, software and technology to assist in their role as librarian, and to take initiative and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience within a library or higher education setting, creating or managing an information literacy or library instruction program in an academic library, and/or as a liaison with an academic program.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 06/21/2022
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s 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 5,400 students in 61 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 Park’s 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,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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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