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Associate Director of Scholarly Resources Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections The University of Texas at Austin
The Associate Director of Scholarly Resources will play a central role in an exciting transformational project: leading the premier library of Latin American and Latino collections in building a world-class research institution that is fully integrated with the activities essential to Latin American studies, in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The Associate Director will serve as the Collection’s lead bibliographer and public face, representing the Benson in relation to the University of Texas Libraries, university administration, donors and the broader community of library users and collaborators worldwide. S/he will be responsible for directing collection development in a dynamic context, where traditional research library acquisitions and increased emphasis on the collection of rare and unique materials intersect with rapidly expanding opportunities for post-custodial digital archiving. The transformation will also reflect a close, mutually beneficial relationship between LLILAS and the Benson around shared core objectives: engaging scholars of Latin America in advancing archival projects, opening innovative paths for putting scholarly resources at the service of research, with a special emphasis on our pioneering digital scholarship initiatives, and making the Collection central to the mission of teaching Latin American studies throughout the University. Finally, the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources will help the Benson achieve one of the essential goals of a great public university: opening our doors to the broader community of Central Texas and beyond, working with LLILAS to forge an exemplary public engagement program focused on Latin America in hemispheric perspective.
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, created in 2011 by the partnership of two venerable institutions, employs about 34 full time professional staff, dedicated to the operations of both units, with an increasing number positioned in the collaborative “LLILAS Benson” space. We are endowed with a budget of roughly $4 million, one-third of which corresponds to Benson staff and acquisitions, managed by the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources. He or she will form part of the LLILAS Benson Leadership Team, consisting of the Director, three other Associate Directors (Public Programs, Student Programs, and Development) and the LLILAS Benson Chief of Staff.
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For more information, please contact:
Heather Gatlin, Chief of Staff, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections Charlie Hale, Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System is now seeking candidates for their Diversity Librarian Residency Program. The residency will provide entry level librarians from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship.
This is a two-year Residency Program designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of new librarians, providing a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an area of specialization. With a home base in College Library, the library with primary service to undergraduates, the Resident will perform a variety of duties including reference, instruction, and collection development. This position will be supervised by the Outreach Librarian, with general oversight by the Director of College Library, and will be provided with an inspiring mentor during the two years. During the first year the supervisor will work with the Resident on developing a personal professional development plan in an area of interest. Additional projects and placement in a library or department that meets that interest will be developed for the second year. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session or paper on a project fulfilled during the Residency. The Library will also encourage professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance. Additionally, the General Library System will ensure that the Resident receives additional training in the areas of management and supervision.
- Master’s degree in library/information science (ALA accredited)
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
- Willingness to participate in library and university committees
- Knowledge of reference, instruction, and collection development
- Self starter who is eager to contribute to the profession.
Salary : $42,000 with an excellent benefits package
About UW Madison
The UW-Madison has the 11th largest research library collection in North America, according to a survey by the Association of Research Libraries. The campus is served by Memorial Library, the largest library in Wisconsin, as well as numerous subject, professional and special purpose libraries. College Library is a heavily used, dynamic environment that supports both the academic and recreational interests of students and includes a café, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, a large computer lab and 24-hour service five nights a week during regular semester sessions.
The campus library collections include more than 7.3 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history. In addition, there are more than 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items, and hundreds of thousands of government documents, maps, musical scores, audiovisual materials and other items housed in libraries across campus. Nearly 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.
For consideration please submit a resume and cover letter to Nancy Graff Schultz, Associate Director for Administration at email@example.com by March 31, 2014. Applicant’s cover letter should address what interests them in Academic librarianship and how they would take advantage of a two year residency program. Please indicate some areas of academic librarianship you would like to pursue.
UW Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Research and Instruction Librarian
The Latin American Library
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at The Latin American Library (LAL). The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with collection development, outreach, and reference to ensure that the Latin American Library maintains and builds upon the high level of collections and user services for which it is renowned.
The Latin American Research and Instruction Librarian develops reference services and instructional programs for the Latin American Library in consultation with the Director. S/he combines advanced academic research expertise, information fluency, instruction and outreach with collection development in Latin American Studies. With LAL librarians, s/he serves as liaison to relevant campus faculty, departments and programs, seeking ways to engage students and faculty with library collections, and coordinates activities with other library instruction programs on campus. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian also shares collection development duties including management of the book budget for Latin American Studies. S/he serves on library committees and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MA or its equivalent and advanced degree in a relevant subject area; or advanced degree in a relevant subject area and substantial professional experience in an academic library; excellent command of Spanish and English, spoken and written; substantial knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America; familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies; excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a proven record of working well in a team and with the public. This position will be expected to keep abreast of research trends in Latin American Studies, develop expertise in emerging technologies, and participate in innovative library projects.
Preferred: Knowledge of Portuguese.
Salary/Benefits: Rank and salary commensurate with experience, minimum Librarian I; benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. Founded in 1924, Tulane’s Latin American Library is one of the foremost collections of Latin American research materials in the world and one of only three stand-alone Latin American research collections in United States universities. The Library houses more than 480,000 volumes, including over 600 current periodical subscriptions, a growing number of electronic resources, and an impressive collection of over 14,000 rare printed materials, over 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts, including original post-contact Mesoamerican painted manuscripts, 2,000 rubbings of Maya relief sculpture, an archive with over 56,000 images, maps, and other special collections. While the Library continues to emphasize its traditional strengths in Mesoamerican history, anthropology and archaeology, it has major holdings relevant to all other social science and humanities disciplines and the entire region, particularly the circum-Caribbean. Throughout the academic year the LAL has a lively schedule of exhibits, invited speakers and other special events that highlight the library’s collections. For more on the Library’s collections, services and programs visit http://lal.tulane.edu/
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.
Position number: 002574
The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative Librarian in the Education and Outreach department of the Otto G. Richter Library. The Education and Outreach Librarian act as liaison and subject specialist for departments primarily include History, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures. The Librarian specializes in information literacy, outreach, collection development, departmental liaison activities, and information, technology and research assistance for the University community in assigned subjects and areas of responsibility.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.
POSITION: Reporting to the Head of Education and Outreach, the Education and Outreach Librarian specializes in information literacy, outreach; collection development; departmental liaison activities; and information, technology, and research assistance for the University community in assigned subjects and areas of responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Participate as a departmental liaison for faculty and students in designated departments to meet the expectations of the faculty and students as well as develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.
- Develop resources and implement classes and workshops in real and virtual environments to provide multiple opportunities for teaching critical information literacy skills and library resources. Encourage and develop partnerships and collaborations with faculty when possible.
- Participate in the curation of physical and virtual exhibits utilizing all library resources.
- Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources and services.
- Work collaboratively and communicate timely and effectively with University of Miami faculty, students, staff and administrators.
- Provide subject based consultations and develop and revise print and digital resources in support of a department and subject area.
- Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop, provide and evaluate information, technology, research, and instruction activities and assistance geared towards and appealing to the faculty and the varying interests and learning styles of today’s students.
- Select, assess, and manage collections and resources in designated subject areas.
- Participate as the Education and Outreach Liaison for the Libraries’ special collections for relevant subject areas.
- Monitor budgets, evaluate usage, and make collection development decisions to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University community. Work collaboratively with the Director of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication.
- Supervise or direct library and student assistants.
- Keep abreast of relevant literature and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship, information technology, instructional technology, and scholarly communication, with particular emphasis on information and reference service, information literacy and instruction, collection development, and assigned subjects and disciplines.
- Network, collaborate and actively participate in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding information and reference service, information literacy and instruction, collection development, and/or assigned subjects and disciplines.
- Represent and promote the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate.
- Serve on/participate in University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
- Serve on library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
- ALA accredited master’s degree or equivalent
- A minimum of two years of academic library work experience
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
- Educational background in a social science subject is preferred
- Experience providing in-person and online reference, instruction.
- Collection development experience. Collection development in the social sciences areas is preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students.
- Commitment to user-centered library service and the promotion of literacy skills.
- Ability to work independently and in teams in a dynamic changing environment.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to initiate, manage and implement projects communicating results effectively.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge with assessment strategies.
- Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population.
- A commitment to the importance of excellence in teaching and scholarship.
- The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with staff, faculty, and University administration.
- Strong commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
- Skill in developing, organizing, and maintaining print and digital information resources.
- Ability to positively represent and promote the interests of the Libraries in the community.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:
Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Requisition Number: 1300752
Job Title: Librarian
The individual hired in this position will accession, survey, appraise, process, and create EAD finding aids and MARC-format catalog records for a wide range of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts Division. Subjects covered by the Division vary greatly. Some of the main strengths are modern American, British, and Latin American literature; publishing history; and U.S. history. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute major part of the position’s workload. American historical collections from the 17th through 19th centuries are also an area of focus. The Processing Archivist will also help direct the work of one or more support staff positions and supervise student workers as well as participate in committee work relating to EAD development, digitization, and related technical issues. The Processing Archivist reports to the Leader of the Special Collections Team.
Review of applications will begin November 22. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school and/or an advanced degree in Latin American studies, especially literature since the 1950s. Hands-on manuscripts processing experience, and familiarity with current developments in processing procedures. Familiarity with standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated in a finding aid or other piece of writing. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting. Ability to lift and handle containers that may weigh as much as 30 pounds. Because of the emphasis on Latin Americana, a good reading knowledge of Spanish is required, with demonstrated application in a library or research setting.
Experience in training and supervision. Technical services use of an integrated library system and a system such as Archivists’ Toolkit. Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of rare and unique original research materials, and of metadata formats such as MODS and METS. Good reading knowledge of other Western European languages relevant to the manuscript collections.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Education Required: Master’s Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
Proposed Start Date: 02-03-2014
For additional information and instructions on how to apply, go here and search for requisition number 1300752.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position serves as the archivist for collections reflecting the impact of Mexican Americans and other Hispanic groups on the history and culture of Houston. The position works with the directors of Arte Público Press and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project. The Hispanic Collections Archivist works with Library Development, individual donors and organizations to acquire collections and promote their visibility by organizing public exhibitions and special programs. The Archivist provides classroom instruction, reference service and web-based access tools for users of the collections. The Archivist manages the processing of physical and digital collections; and hires, trains and supervises staff and student processors.
The Hispanic Collections Archivist is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree
- Demonstrated knowledge of best archival practice
- Skilled in using an archival management system
- Relevant supervisory experience
- Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal). Language abilities will be assessed during the interview process
- Must be able to safely lift and carry 40 lbs.
- Coursework in archival management and/or archival certificate from the Academy of Certified Archivists
- Experience working in a research library setting processing archival collections, teaching and providing reference service
- Academic specialization or advanced degree in a related field such as Hispanic Studies
- Experience with digital collections
Salary: $62,000 – $65,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.
Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.
The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions. The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li…).
For additional information, including information about Houston’s flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or email@example.com .
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey
Requisition # 1300510
The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
Princeton University Library seeks a flexible and innovative Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the languages, history and cultures of Latin America, Spain and Portugal to become part of a team responsible for creating, converting and managing metadata to promote and enhance control of and access to the Library’s digital and print collections. Within this scope the Metadata Librarian will have broad responsibility for Western language acquisitions and holdings, and contribute special expertise, initiative and/or leadership requiring knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese language. The focus of the position is on creative and efficient utilization of metadata and the imaginative application of technology to achieve quicker, more efficient processing of new acquisitions, and for bibliographic control and discovery promotion of the Library’s holdings. The librarian will work with multiple library systems and employ an array of metadata tools, such as macros, MARCEdit, XML editors, etc. for cross-walking, storing and/or re-purposing data, manipulating schema, scripting workflows, and other on-going tasks and special projects performing and/or facilitating cataloging and content management. The librarian needs a strong grounding in cataloging principles and the ability to apply them to existing and emerging media in a variety of encoding formats coupled with strong technical skills relevant to the position’s requirements.
Applications must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.
- Strong working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese;
- MLS or an advanced degree in an area related to Spanish/Portuguese language, literature, culture, history, etc.;
- Knowledge of at least one XML metadata schema;
- XML, XPath, Xquery, Xquery update;
- Experience demonstrating capability for project planning and workflow management;
- Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment.
- Working knowledge of other European languages;
- Experience demonstrating supervisory skills;
- Familiarity with systems architecture;
- Experience which demonstrates a strong knowledge of cataloging principles;
- Knowledge of RDA;
- Knowledge of authority principles and practices;
- Knowledge of additional metadata schema.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, nine (9) paid holidays, plus two (2) Personal days. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.
Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
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Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian. This is a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position. BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Harold B. Lee Library, an ARL Library, serves nearly 33,000 students as well as 2,000 full- and part-time faculty. The library employs 70 faculty, 94 FTE staff and professionals, and approximately 200 FTE students. An average of 10,000 patrons per day use the library’s services and collections of over nine million items.
The mission of the Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian is to develop and manage collections for the library in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies, as well as Spanish and Portuguese cultures, languages, and literature worldwide. Other areas may be assigned as needs dictate. It is also to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the assigned areas; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; and 3) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.
- Master’s degree or higher required.
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Individuals with related education or work experience and who are committed to completing the MLS within a specified period of time may be considered
- Additional degree and/or experience with Latin America and Iberia in an academic environment preferred
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese languages required. Preference will be given to applicants fluent in both languages.
- Ability to provide advanced research assistance and to participate in outreach programs such as course-integrated instruction exhibits, and presentations in assigned subject areas
- Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess the curricular and research needs of the University, and to build collections to meet those needs
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Ability and desire to interact with students and faculty and excellent interpersonal skills enabling one to do so including the ability to work collaboratively with these populations and with library colleagues
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
- Flexibility including adaptability to changing organizational priorities and technological environments
- Demonstrated potential for leadership and for supervising other employees
- Technical Skills—demonstrated familiarity with tools commonly used to conduct research in assigned areas
- Exemplifies honor and integrity; adheres to the standards of personal behavior outlined in the BYU Code of Honor
- Supports the Library and University mission, goals, and objectives
- Observes Library and University policies
- Promotes collegiality and harmony
- Mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues
- Serves on Library, University, and consortial committees that go beyond assigned responsibilities
- Attends department, Library, and University meetings, including devotionals, forums, and convocations
- Serves the scholarly/professional community through activities such as holding office or performing committee service in relevant associations; organizing professional meetings and/or panels; serving as a referee of scholarship; editing newsletters or journals; serving on editorial boards; consulting; or teaching in academic departments
LIBRARIANSHIP: PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENT
- Demonstrates effectiveness in serving as a liaison to faculty in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and to other faculty involved in Latin American and Iberian area studies and Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature through:
- Reaching out to faculty
- Developing collections and managing content in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies and in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures
- Promoting and providing instruction in information literacy
- Providing reference/research support
- Promoting and coordinating of projects to digitize collections
- Promoting faculty and student understanding of contemporary scholarly communication issues and practices
- Marketing library resources and services, and
- Employing emerging technologies as appropriate in the accomplishment of the foregoing
- Sets and accomplishes relevant goals within specified professional assignments
- Participates in committees that are a direct outgrowth of assigned professional responsibilities
- Achieves appropriate quantity and quality of work in assigned professional responsibilities
- Uses sound judgment in decision-making
- Manages personnel and resources effectively
LIBRARIANSHIP: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Stays abreast of issues and trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and scholarly communication
- Stays abreast of issues and trends in Latin American and Iberian area studies
- Stays abreast of scholarship in Latin American and Iberian area studies, and other appropriate subject areas of expertise.
- Takes courses to enhance professional assignment and/or career opportunities
- Studies professional literature
- Attends conferences and workshops
- Participates in appropriate professional associations
LIBRARIANSHIP: SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE WORK
- Collaborates with other faculty in appropriate research endeavors
- Presents research or innovative/unique information in the assigned fields of Latin American and Iberian studies and/or in the field of librarianship at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional meetings
- Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to librarianship and/or Latin American and Iberian area studies
- Curates exhibits that highlight unique library materials with a unified theme and context, providing significant educational opportunities for the campus community
- Performs other approved scholarship/creative works
Apply online at http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/981
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2013
The Ohio State University Libraries has the extraordinary opportunity to seek six talented and forward-looking Faculty focused on engagement with digital scholarship for the Research and Education division to enhance its team of librarians.
• Head, Fine Arts Library
• Head, Knowlton School of Architecture Library
• Business Librarian
• Geospatial Information Librarian
• Digital Humanities Librarian
• Data Management Services Librarian
Individuals hired will find a collaborative environment for, and a renewed focus on, outreach and engagement with faculty, students, and other constituents to create communities of interest in digital scholarship, research innovation, and teaching and learning. This cohort within the Libraries will support the University’s strategic focus on three Discovery Themes, which calls for the hiring of new cohorts of faculty contributing to the interdisciplinary themes of Health and Wellness, Energy and Environment, and Food Production and Security; in supporting exemplary teaching and learning practices through the Digital First initiative, employing mobile and other technologies to create new learning opportunities and environments; and in general, supporting the processes of scholarship more deeply by using a variety of digital tools, resources, and techniques appropriate both for specific disciplines as well as for interdisciplinary projects.
Read the full posting here.
Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian, a continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL).
The mission of the Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian is to develop and manage collections for the library in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies, as well as Spanish and Portuguese cultures, languages, and literature worldwide. Other areas may be assigned as needs dictate. It is also to provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the assigned areas; to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; and to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.
Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.
To apply complete an online faculty application https://yjobs.byu.edu