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Library Supervisor 1

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Library Supervisor 1
Job Category Staff & Executive - Libraries
Department Collection Development & Management

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

The Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services. The Libraries aspire to provide outstanding information resources and services that advance research and learning, support the University’s goal to be among the top public AAU institutions in the country, and serve as an essential information resource for the state and beyond.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Library Supervisor 1 to report to the Head of the Collection Services and Resource Sharing (CSRS) Department. Collection Services and Resource Sharing manages all electronic databases, e-book packages and well over 200,000 electronic journals for the entire University community and request borrowers, at an annual cost in excess of $11 million. Due to the magnitude and complexity of the electronic collection, the position works in collaboration with the Electronic Resource Specialist. This position is responsible for accurately acquiring and managing serial resources in electronic format, including invoice evaluation and processing. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Oversees the management of serials acquisitions and management and the tools used for that purpose.
• Evaluates content for purchase and payment as well as working with the Department Head and the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management to consider strategies for renewals.
• Oversees staff responsible for searching, ordering, populating and updating necessary tools for serials acquisition and management including evaluating, training, reviewing and revising assignments and workflow procedures.
• Collaborates with the Electronic Resource specialist in trial implementations, evaluation of license terms and conditions as they apply to e-serials as well as evaluations on usage, cancellations and vendor/provider data.
• Member of the Serials Team and as such observes responses from team members to insure accuracy and timeliness in their responses to queries presented from the user community.
• Participates in CSRS projects as needed; Projects can range from but not be limited to a content comparison of multiple resources to an evaluation of ILL data related to serials and serial holdings.
• Implements new procedures for managing e-resources and will instruct others on how to adopt.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 53974.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 68317.500
Annual Maximum Salary 82661.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience gained from working in related areas of the publishing industry.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Must have extensive knowledge of bibliographic utilities.
• Must have significant expertise in the nuances and workflows of electronic resource management, including the ability to develop personal workflows and to multitask.
• Must have extensive experience with an integrated library system.
• Must be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet management.
• Must have very strong communication skills and be able to apply critical thinking to the execution of responsibilities.
• Must be able to work with detailed assignments and projects independently and oversee others simultaneously.
• Must have the ability to work in a team environment.
• Requires very strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to make decisions when appropriate and refer decisions when necessary, with information to help in the resolution process.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized

• Integrated Library System (currently SIRSI/Dynix)
• The Serials Vendors order and renewal management system, Ebsconet
• The holdings management system, Holdings Link Management (currently EBSCO) and two Knowledge bases (EBSCO).
• Extensive use of email and Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1876
Posting Open Date 04/10/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
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