Assistant Vice President of Information Services and Director of New Brunswick Libraries

Assistant Vice President for Information Services, Director of New Brunswick Libraries

Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks an experienced and accomplished library leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for Information Services, Director of New Brunswick Libraries. This position has an essential role, providing leadership for fifteen libraries and centers, including Special Collections and University Archives, across eight locations at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the flagship of Rutgers University. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Information Services, University Librarian.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University– Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly-valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

The AVP/Director will develop an expansive vision for the New Brunswick Libraries that—like the university they serve—is innovative and focused on excellence in research and student success. The AVP/Director has an active role within Rutgers–New Brunswick, working closely with campus stakeholders, including the chancellor, provost, the deans of various schools, and directors of other units to ensure that the collections, services, and spaces of the libraries continue to contribute to the mission and success of the university. For additional information about the position, please visit    

The position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent degree;

minimum of five years significant and progressively responsible management experience in an

academic library; ability to articulate the role of academic libraries in support of research and instruction in a digital environment; demonstrated ability to engage librarians and staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services; ability to work with a diverse academic community; knowledge of new information technologies, scholarly communication, and the presentation of services in a digital environment; excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; and a record of accomplishment in dealing with change. Ability to meet the requirements of faculty tenure with a record of scholarly accomplishment and professional service upon appointment is required. Additional advanced degree preferred. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.

The Committee will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.  Screening of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications should be provided by March 15, 2017.  An application should include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae/resume; and names, titles and contact information of five references. Electronic submission of candidate materials in PDF format is preferred. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates is assisting Rutgers University in the search. Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:


Jan Greenwood or Betty Asher

 Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

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