Job Posting: Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist, NJ Science & Technology University, Newark, NJ

Position Summary:

The Architecture, Art and Design Library Specialist provides the day-to-day operations of the Littman Library during the closing shift and is responsible for the library in the absence of the Director. Work schedule during the fall and spring semesters is Monday through Thursday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Friday 10:00 am – 6:00pm. Hours vary during summer sessions and break periods.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements library services according to the established policies, assists patrons with locating information in a variety of formats, and instructs individual patrons in the use of the library.
  • Shares responsibilities for the maintenance and circulation of various library collections: books, periodicals, video recordings, material samples and equipment.
  • Provides reference assistance and information literacy instruction to individuals and groups.
  • Shares responsibility for the development of various digital projects and initiatives, including the Littman Library Image Database and Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. Duties include digitizing materials, training and coordinating students assigned to work on the projects, performing quality control, developing and writing procedures, and using established standards in applying metadata.
  • Works with other University Libraries’ staff to create and maintain the Littman Library web pages.

Additional Functions:

  • Works occasional weekends such as Open Houses or special events.
  • Attends departmental meetings, when possible, and takes minutes as needed.
  • Participates in various library projects, programs and performs other related duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library or Information Science (ALA accredited).
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to excellent public service. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Microsoft Suite, web authoring tools, and maintaining social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Must have initiative, attention to detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible in a fast-paced, time sensitive, multitasking environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Establishes and maintains collegial professional relationships with all faculty, students, staff and administration.

At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a library, architecture or design firm.
  • Preferred knowledge and ability to implement GIS.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture, art and/or design.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Innovative Thinking, Initiative and Creativity
  • Professionalism
  • Effective Communications
  • Customer Focus
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Ability
  • Adapting to Change
  • Attention to Detail

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