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Education Librarian/Asst Professor in the Library

The College of New Jersey
USA, New Jersey

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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.

The R. Barbara Gitenstein Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a temporary, one-year Education Librarian position.

Summary of Responsibilities

Provides library services to TCNJ students and faculty, particularly in the School of Education. Services include user education, subject-specialized and general reference, and collection development and management of education-related library resources. Reports to the Dean of the Library. Negotiable position: may be FT or PT. Some evening and weekend duties required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as liaison to all departments in the School of Education-Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Special Education, Language and Literacy; Educational Administration and Secondary Education; and Counselor Education-and possibly 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.

Collection Development: Coordinate collection development 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 collections.


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: Collection development, reference and instruction experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. Work experience in pre-K-12 settings. Significant experience using education and curriculum resources. Experience working with graduate or continuing professional students.

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 more than 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 one of TCNJ's newest academic buildings-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.

R. Barbara Gitenstein Library 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.

Appointment: Appointment will be commensurate with experience, either at the rank of Librarian III (Instructor in the Library), with a current salary range of $59,270 - $68,162, or Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library), with a current salary range of $72,045 - $87,857. If PT, the salary will be prorated commensurate with the FTE. This position is available July 1, 2021.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume. Please include the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is hired. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.


The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton Review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Academic Programs

A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering. The College is enriched by an honors program and extensive opportunities to study abroad, and its award-winning First-Year Experience and freshman orientation programs have helped make its retention and graduation rates among the highest in the country.


Known for its natural beauty, the College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township (map). The College has 39 major buildings, including a state-of-the-art library; 14 residence halls that accommodate 3,600 students; an award-winning student center; more than 20 academic computer laboratories; a full range of laboratories for nursing, microscopy, science, and technology; a music building with a 300-seat concert hall; and a collegiate recreation and athletic facilities complex. TCNJ has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,400 students (95 percent from New Jersey).

Student Life

The College of New Jersey encourages students to expand their talents and skills through more than 150 organizations that are open to students. These groups range from performing ensembles and professional and honor societies to student publications, Greek organizations, as well as intramural and club sports. The College also offers numerous leadership opportunities through the Student Finance Board, Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Government to name a few.


High achievement and scholarship in the classroom have been mirrored by the success of The College of New Jersey’s varsity student-athletes. Since the 1978–79 Lion wrestling team captured the College’s first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team championship, TCNJ has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful Division III (non-athletic scholarship) programs. Since 1979, The College of New Jersey has amassed a total of 39 Division III crowns in seven different sports. In addition, the Lions have posted 32 runner-up awards, giving the College an aggregate of 71 first- and second-place finishes. That figure is tops among the nation’s 400-plus Division III colleges and universities during the past 30 years. The Lions have also produced 58 Division III CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans.

As impressive as the overall athletic record is, TCNJ’s accomplishment as a leader in women’s sports is even greater. Since NCAA Championships were initiated for women in 1981, only TCNJ has won 32 Division III team championships. The total does not include the Lions’ lacrosse championship in 1981 or the softball championships in 1980 and 1981, which were sponsored by the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) prior to women’s sports inclusion in the NCAA. In the fall of 1999, TCNJ’s women’s athletic program was voted as the top Division III institution for female student-athletes by Sports Illustrated for Women.

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