Access Services Librarian & Curator of Special Collections
New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) is seeking a collaborative and experienced librarian for the position of Access Services Librarian and Curator of Special Collections at the Gardner A. Sage Library to coordinate outstanding circulation services and curate exhibitions featuring special collections for the benefit of all library users and visitors. The Access Services Librarian and Curator of Special Collections is responsible for providing access, curation, cataloging, and reference services to NBTS students, faculty, and the library community. This position oversees the circulation services team.
Responsibilities also include: maintaining accuracy of access-related content for the Library website; administering policies related to circulation, gallery space use, and reference services; collaborating to support student success with research and writing; creating a database of art and artifacts in special collections, including the Bussing Museum collection, rare books, and ephemera; supporting technical services, including course reserves, eBooks and journals, and acquisitions; and other related duties. This position works closely with other library staff and staff in other departments to ensure coordination, collaboration, and optimal use of the library’s diverse collections.
The Access Services Librarian and Curator of Special Collections must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, alumni, staff, and the library community. The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent. 3-5 years supervisory experience. Experience designing and editing website or content management system content. Experience using cataloging standards for digital resource and/or archival management. Broad experience with collection management, including experience assessing resources for currency and relevance, accessioning/deaccessioning and/or collection organization/arrangement. Experience digitizing fragile documents and facilitating resource sharing. And experience or interest in curating exhibitions related to religious or theological subjects. Work schedule includes days, some evenings and weekends particularly during peak academic periods.
NBTS is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. NBTS is an equal opportunity employer.
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Title: Access Services Librarian & Curator of Special Collections
Accountable to: Director of the Gardner A. Sage Library
Hours: Part-Time: 20 hours/week; 10-15 hours/week in person (per academic calendar requirements); plus 5 hours/weekend for online reference (working remotely).
Location: 21 Seminary Place, New Brunswick NJ 08901
The Access Services Librarian & Curator of Special Collections facilitates access to the digital and print collections of Sage Library. The Librarian/Curator coordinates the circulation services and exhibitions in gallery spaces. S/he will also provide expert cataloging and preservation practices to conserve and make accessible the special collections of Sage Library for New Brunswick Theological Seminary students, faculty, and the broader library research community.
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New Brunswick Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.