Librarian Part-Time

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7121331 (Ref.No. 23J300640)
Posted: January 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University Libraries are looking to hire adjunct librarians in the following areas: reference, general cataloging, music cataloging, research instruction. Rank and position will be based on the qualifications of the candidates.
The Rider University Libraries value diversity among its faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Position Requirements

This position requires a completed ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, OR a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours completed toward the attainment of an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree. This position also requires at least one year of experience providing in-person or virtual reference/research assistance.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate the following: Excellent customer service skills, relationship building and maintaining skills, communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; flexibility to adapt to the dynamic workflows and changing schedules inherent to a dynamic academic library; and a commitment to supporting a diverse population of students in support of our climate of inclusivity. 

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Expertise in business, social sciences (e.g. criminology, sociology)
  • Experience in general humanities reference work, science reference work, or work in a performing arts library (music, theater, dance)
  • Experience with instruction in research methods in the sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, etc) 
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction 
  • Knowledge of the SpringShare suite of products ( LibApps, LibGuides) 
  • Cataloging experience in print and non-print formats 
  • Experience with library systems, course management software, and educational technology applications, including integrated library systems such as Sierra, Canvas LMS, Camtasia
  • Experience in performing arts library (music, theater, dance)
  • Archival experience (appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation)
  • Experience creating and maintaining digital collections
  • Experience creating finding aids, LibGuides, and other digital learning objects (videos, quizzes) 

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.