Reference Services/Archives Librarian – Caldwell University – Caldwell, NJ

Caldwell University invites applications for a full-time Reference Services/Archives Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Librarian Public Services for providing reference and instructional services in collaboration with the Librarya��s Discovery Services Team. He/She provides research assistance and technology expertise to faculty, staff and students. Responsible for organization and management of the University Archives.

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing in-person and virtual reference services, including in-depth research consultations to students, faculty and staff employing a combination of print and electronic resources.
  • Participating in the Information Literacy Instruction program by providing point-of-need instruction to students, faculty and staff and teaching classes as needed.
  • Handling day to day operation of the University archives and fulfilling archival requests for on campus visitors, faculty, staff and students.
  • Developing, arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
  • Creating and updating library publications, including LibGuides, which foster the development of information literacy skills and competencies.
  • Serving as liaison to academic departments as assigned.
  • Developing and managing subject-area collections in support of the curriculum of the assigned department(s).
  • Partnering with instructional faculty within assigned department(s) to help students achieve research related learning outcomes, including information literacy competency.
  • Promoting awareness of library and archival resources.


Mastera��s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution plus a minimum of one to three years working in an academic library is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Must be available to cover one evening shift per week and Saturday on the weekend staff rotation. Experience providing reference assistance and instruction is expected. Knowledge of basic archival principles and practices is also expected. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, forward thinking professional dedicated to proactive, user centered service. The candidate will also have the ability to innovate and thrive amidst rapid organizational and technological change. This individual will be expected to explore, evaluate and encourage deployment of emergent technologies into library programs and services, particularly those related to assigned department(s). Good communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships across all levels of the institution is also expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican mission of the college.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.

To Apply:

Caldwell University is a private, Catholic, coed university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Its 25 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs and one Ph.D. program, including online and distance learning options, prepare students for today’s global marketplace. Students enjoy 12 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, N.J. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. The college’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell University, visit

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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