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Job ID: 237082

Librarian, Michael Graves College
Kean University

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2024
Title Librarian, Michael Graves College
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

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Michael Graves College

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Reporting to the Dean of Michael Graves College, the Librarian will specialize in architecture and related disciplines, including planning, landscape, interiors and urban design. This role involves managing and developing a specialized collection for these disciplines, providing advanced bibliographic instruction and supporting research for faculty, students and staff. This includes overseeing a separate collection at Wenzhou-Kean University in China, requiring knowledge of international library systems and practices.


The Librarian will play an important role in the provision of library services to the campus community and in accomplishing the overall objectives of the Michael Graves College and Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. This position offers the opportunity to play a crucial role in enhancing the academic success of students and faculty in architecture and related disciplines, both locally and internationally. The Librarian will be a key figure in bridging resources and research across cultures and continents. This position will actively engage with faculty regarding the future of the professional program in Architecture.


This position holds concurrent faculty rank as Instructor in the Library. The Librarian will teach library orientation and instruct individuals on use of library materials and research methods; and perform related work as required.


This position requires a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend hours. Work schedule is assigned according to operations that may vary by academic and calendar year. Some travel is also required.


Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college is required. Experience in managing architecture-related collections and working in an international or multicultural environment is preferred. Candidate must have the following knowledge and skillsets: advanced knowledge of architecture-related resources, including specific databases and bibliographies; expertise in the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings, with a focus on architecture and related fields; proficiency in specialized database retrieval systems and microcomputer applications for architecture-related collections; strong understanding of cataloguing rules and online cataloging, especially for specialized materials; skill in teaching advanced research techniques and search strategies in architecture and related disciplines; and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, including international students and faculty.


Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.


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Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

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Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


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