Reference and Outreach Librarian, Job Code 738WPU


Posting Date: June 22, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve-month tenure-track position as Reference and Outreach Librarian. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access & Information Services, the Reference and Outreach Librarian provides reference and research assistance, instructs patrons in the use of information resources and library services, and leads the development of outreach efforts aimed at expanding and enhancing library outreach to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the outside community. S/he participates in divisional and departmental planning projects, the Library’s Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.

An MLS or equivalent, from an accredited college/university, is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure.

The selected candidate must possess excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong presentation skills; competence with information technologies and proficiency with commonly used software such as Microsoft Office Suite and web authoring technologies such as HTML/CSS. Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development and ability to further enhance the Library’s reputation for providing outstanding customer service within a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment required as well.

Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment with diverse faculty, staff and students; One (1) or more years of professional experience providing instructional services and outreach in an academic or research library environment are preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.