Digital Resources Librarian

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Job Description

Westminster Choir College of Rider University invites applications for a full-time Systems Administrator and Electronic Resources Librarian for its Talbott Library in Princeton, New Jersey to start September 1, 2019.

Position Details

The successful candidate will be responsible for: managing administrative aspects of an integrated library system, including the management and implementation of ILS-related software; maintaining digital library resources, including digital books, streaming audio and video databases; working closely with the IT department to resolve issues quickly.

Library faculty members also cover a workload which may include reference work, information literacy instruction, collection development, and other professional activities.



A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree along with a degree in music is required. The successful candidate should possess: a working knowledge of library systems; the electronic resources life cycle; familiarity with a variety of music resources; bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.

Evidence of high level of interpersonal, organizational and technical project management skills; evidence of strong oral and written communications skills; evidence of ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships; and evidence of ability to work gracefully with diverse temperaments.

Preferred qualifications include: A second Master’s degree (which is required for tenure); familiarity with Sierra ILS, and EDS; evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past activities; experience in managing a diverse range of activities in a highly visible, face paced academic environment.

Westminster Choir College of Rider University is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Westminster and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.

Talbott Library values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply directly for Position No. 300450 through our website at:  Please attach: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement outlining commitment to diversity and evidence working with and teaching diverse students; and the names and contact information for three references. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position.

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