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Librarian Asst. Professor, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Reporting to the Chair, the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Librarian works in collaboration with the Chair to develop the Collection’s and the Libraries’ resources on Cuba and its diaspora in all formats and across all material types. The Librarian also takes the lead on CHC’s research, instructional, and educational services in collaboration with the Special Collections and the Learning and Research Services departments within the University Libraries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Collection Development

  • Selects and acquires resources about Cuba and its diaspora published in Cuba, the United States, and abroad
  • Coordinates acquisitions and cataloging workflows with Libraries’ Acquisitions and Discovery and Metadata Services units
  • Identifies e-resources such as websites, e-newsletters, and blogs for web archiving
  • Manages annual acquisitions allocations and gift budgets
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations on collection growth and space allocation
  • Participates in fund raising and helps represent the Collection in community and professional activities
  • May travel to identify and acquire materials for the Collection
  • Dependent on background and expertise, act as area studies librarian and or subject librarian for a humanities discipline.

Public Services

  • Identifies and pursues opportunities for partnerships at the University and beyond to maximize the use of CHC materials to support scholarly communications
  • Working with the Digital Strategies team, expands digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in teaching and research
  • Based on quantitative and qualitative assessment, makes recommendations for collection development, processing, preservation, and cataloging priorities to meet research demand and improve services
  • Provides course-based and related instruction
  • Coordinates CHC exhibitions (including digital) and public programs
  • Provides orientations and in-depth research services to CHC patrons
  • Oversees the Reading Room staff and services, including reference, paging, and requests for copies and digital reproductions
  • Manages remote reference services and correspondence
  • Serves as CHC’s lead for the Aeon system
  • Maintains and reports appropriate statistics on usage, reference, and instruction services
  • Implements library assessment  as appropriate

Service

  • Keeps abreast of relevant technology, literature, and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship and archival processes
  • Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree, an ALA approved overseas equivalent, or a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area with appropriate library experience.
  • At least 2 years professional library experience, including at least one year of experience in a special collections environment.
  • Scholarly knowledge of the history and culture of Cuba and its diaspora.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget and experience with approval plans.
  • Experience in providing reference services to academic library patrons and ability to teach courses drawing on library materials.
  • Proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources.
  • Familiarity with issues, trends, principles and practices in collection development and instruction.
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess objectives and operational requirements to develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in service.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detail.

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in project planning, management, and completion.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Latin American Metadata Librarian

The LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seek applications for the position of Latin American Metadata Librarian. This is a two-year, Mellon-funded position. The Metadata Librarian will assist LLILAS Benson in the implementation of post-custodial archival initiatives in Latin America, with an emphasis on human rights collections.

To learn more about the positions and to apply, please see postings:

Librarian I: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/170512010088

Librarian II: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/170510010086

UTL welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty – Princeton University Library

Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty

Technical Services Department

Princeton University Librarian

Requisition Number D-17-LIB-00015

https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/

Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It 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. Through a combination of exemplar services and world-renowned collections the Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  Further information: http://library.princeton.edu/.

Princeton University Library seeks a committed and resourceful Metadata Librarian with a specialization in the languages, history and cultures of Latin America, Spain and Portugal to become part of a team whose mission is promoting and enhancing discovery 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 achieved through creating, converting and managing both MARC data and newer metadata formats.  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.  The librarian will need to be professionally active and will play an integral role in the Division’s linked data activities.

Essential Qualifications:

·        Strong working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese

·        MLS or an advanced degree in an area related to Spanish/Portuguese language, literature, culture, history, etc.

·        Demonstrated proficiency and familiarity with library-relevant information technology and standards

·        Experience demonstrating capability for project planning and workflow management

·        Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Working knowledge of other European languages

·        Familiarity with linked data, XML, and tools for data visualization

·        Experience with scripting languages (Python, Ruby, etc.)

·        Experience demonstrating supervisory skills

·        Experience which demonstrates a strong knowledge of cataloging principles

·        Knowledge of RDA and BIBFRAME

·        Knowledge of authority principles and practices

·        Knowledge of at least one metadata schema

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience.  Applications will be accepted only from https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/ and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.  Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

POSITION:            Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

RANK:                   Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

REPORTS TO:      Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections

SALARY:               $ 63,415 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank

                                $ 69,254 minimum salary at the University Librarian rank

                                Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

REQUISITION #:  502196

DEADLINE:           June 15, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning May 24, 2017)

Please note the specific instructions to submit application materials on our website at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm and in the APPLICATION PROCESS section below. Failure to include all required documents may result in your application being disqualified.

SETTING

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

JOB SUMMARY

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries’ partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries’ administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head Curator of the LACC is a faculty position with administrative responsibilities who will provide strategic leadership for the physical and digital holdings, personnel, and resources related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Responsibilities include overall management and development of the LACC holdings, programs, evolving and changing priority initiatives, and creating a strong team based unit through personnel management skills. This position initiates and manages strategic initiatives, programs, outreach activities, grants, and special projects, including a current initiative to digitize Cuba materials in partnership with leading North American repositories.

The following faculty responsibilities are integrated into the position of Head Curator of LACC:

  • Advances the preeminence of UF through leadership in fields related to Latin American and Caribbean librarianship, with attention to the historically significant relationship of UF to Caribbean and Latin American studies and commitment to mutually-beneficial partnerships.
  • Establishes and manages strategic projects that promote the national and international profile of LACC, its mission, and its holdings, in collaboration with and as requested by the Chair and other administrators. Serves as the key liaison with institutional partners, communicating effectively in English and Spanish.
  • ·      Maintains oversight for LACC collections, budgets, approval plans, and documentation, with supervision and evaluation of LACC faculty directly managing circulating and special collections. Establishes overall priorities for cataloging, selection, storage, transfer, and preservation, in consultation with circulating and special collections specialists.
  • Provides consultative services and instructional outreach to faculty and advanced graduate students in Latin American and Caribbean studies, engaging with faculty and students to ensure Library support of university needs and awareness of relevant library resources and information; maintains currency with relevant emerging scholarship and resources at UF and in the field.
  • Collaborates with Chair regarding support services and may directly supervise public services staff.
  • Proactively advances access to LACC materials through UF digitization, creation and enhancement of metadata, and exhibition or other dissemination programs; as well as to related collections through partnerships such as Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and the Cuban digitization project.
  • ·      Oversees the positioning of LACC within the Special and Area Studies Collections Department through collaborative services and alignment with departmental, Libraries, and UF goals; bringing the Libraries into close alignment with the Center for Latin American Studies faculty and programs.
  • Works closely with the Libraries’ Development Office (Development Officers and Public Information Officer) to organize fundraising and donor relations activities.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
  • ·      Serves on Library and departmental consultative bodies as appropriate.
Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Professional level knowledge of Spanish and English.
  • MLIS degree or equivalent experience.
  • Eight years of relevant experience with subject and cultural expertise in Latin American and Caribbean studies.
  • Record of progressive accomplishment as a scholar-librarian.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and international communication skills to successfully and proactively interact with colleagues in the Libraries, the scholarly community, and institutional partners including those abroad.
  • Evidence of leadership and/or collaboration in one or more major projects related to creating, disseminating or maintaining scholarly or cultural resources, such as a library collection.
  • Successful human resource management experience including supervising, managing and motivating team members.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team within a diverse client community of faculty, students, community members, administrators, staff, and library patrons.
  • Strong potential to meet requirements for tenure and promotion (outlined at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/cdh/Index.aspx).

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in a field relevant to position, with PhD or equivalent preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of existing and emerging trends in scholarship related to Cuba or the Spanish Caribbean.
  • Excellence in bibliographical research, heritage preservation, or area related to librarianship.
  • Experience in grant writing, budget management, and/or development.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

Application Process

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding creating and supporting a preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by June 15, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning May 24, 2017). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502196/head-curator-latin-american-and-caribbean-collection-laccFailure to include all required documents may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions or concerns about the process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of Florida’s Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015.” UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES

The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25 million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million documents and 1.35 million maps and images.

The UF Libraries have built several nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American and Caribbean, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Map and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

SPECIAL AND AREA STUDIES COLLECTIONS

Special and Area Studies Collections encompasses Area Studies Collections, the Map & Imagery Library, and the Special Collections of the University of Florida.

The Area Studies Collections are the Latin American and Caribbean Collection; the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica; and the African Studies and Asian Studies collections.

Special Collections include the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the General Manuscript Collection, the Rare Book Collection, and the University Archives.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COLLECTION

The LACC is one of the finest collections for the study of Latin American and Caribbean studies in the world. It contains approximately 500,000 volumes, 1,100 current / active serial titles, some 50,000 microforms, and a growing body of computer-based information and digital material. The LACC is a major contributor to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), supports the study of Latin American and the Caribbean studies at the University of Florida and internationally, and is closely associated with the UF Center for Latin American Studies. The LACC is one of the few such collections in the United States that maintains its own reading room and specialized reference staff. It is now open in newly renovated quarters on the 3rd floor of Smathers Library.

COMMUNITY

Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on Livability.com “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive. Gainesville is an affordable city and area to live in – using a cost of living calculator you can compare cities across the United States. See how affordable Gainesville really is!

Benefits

Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

About University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida and serve every college and center in the university, including the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the Health Science Center. UF’s libraries consist of seven libraries; six of which comprise the George A. Smathers Libraries. The Smathers Libraries actively collaborate with the Legal Information Center, which is a part of the Levin College of Law.

The Smathers Libraries include the following:

– Architecture and Fine Arts Library
– Education Library
– Health Science Center Libraries (UF campus and Borland Library in Jacksonville)
– Library West (Humanities and Social Sciences)
– Marston Science Library
– Smathers Library (Special and Area Studies Collections, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, Map and Imagery Library)

The Smathers Libraries has a large and diverse IT footprint, including nearly 600 publicly accessible computers, numerous specialized scanners, 3D printers and other equipment, iPads and netbooks are available for check-out.

Marston Science Library houses MADE@UF in the Collaboration Commons on the first floor. It is a space to facilitate the use of new technologies including the development of mobile apps, games and use of 3D scanning.

Library faculty and staff
The library staff consists of more than 78 library faculty, 155 professional/technical/clerical staff, 30 Other Personal Services (OPS) staff and 327 student assistants. Librarians at the University of Florida are faculty. All have graduate degrees in Library Science or Information Studies, and/or a graduate degree in a relevant subject area. Some teach for-credit courses and they often make presentations that are incorporated into courses across campus. Library faculty serve the university community in the following roles:

– General and specialized reference
– Faculty and department liaisons, and outreach
– Instruction in library-related classes, in courses and/or personalized one-on-one
– Collection managers and curators
– Subject specialists
– Principle Investigators

The Smathers Libraries has built a number of nationally significant research collections, mainly supporting graduate research programs. Among them are the following:

Latin American and Caribbean Collection, which is among the largest and most distinguished collections of Latin American materials in the U.S. and has been described as the finest collection of Caribbeana in the world.

The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica (located on the first floor of Library West), which is the largest collection of its kind in the southeastern U.S. Its diversified holdings of uncommon research materials in English, Hebrew and other languages support scholarship in virtually every aspect of the Jewish experience.

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, which is among the world’s finest collections of historical literature for children with over 120,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the mid-1600s through the present.

Map and Imagery Library, which is an extensive repository of maps, atlases, aerial photographs, and remote sensing imagery with particular collection strengths for the southeastern United States, Florida, Latin America and Africa south of the Sahara.

P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, which is the state’s preeminent Floridiana collection and holds the largest North American collection of Spanish colonial documents about the southeastern United States and rich archives of prominent Florida politicians.

The libraries also have particularly strong holdings in architectural preservation and 18th-century American architecture, late 19th- and early-20th-century German state documents, national bibliographies, U.S. Census information, especially in electronic format, and other U.S. documents, the rural sociology of Florida and tropical and subtropical agriculture collections, and English and American literature.

Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support, Yale University Library

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13-Jan-2017
Library – Arts & Humanities
41351BR
Librarian, Department Head
Director, DASHRS
None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Full time
Regular
Library
Librarian, Department Head (00)
University Library System
120 High Street New Haven, CT 06511
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
37.5
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director provides vision and leadership for a newly created department of subject experts who support humanities and inter-disciplinary area studies programs at Yale. The Yale University Library (YUL) holds one of the most extensive humanities research collections in the United States and has the distinction of being the first American university to collect in many non-western languages.  The academic programs in these areas attract a world-class group of faculty and students, for which the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) provides collection development and liaison and research services.  The department is located in the recently renovated Sterling Memorial Library (SML) in the center of Yale’s campus and has oversight of eight reading rooms and two classrooms in SML, as well as the Classics Library in Phelps Hall.

The Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support is responsible for the programmatic aspects of liaison and outreach, collection development oversight and coordination, assessment, budget administration, and supervision and mentorship of 12 librarians and one assistant.  S/he directs departmental teams responsible for evidence-based assessment, research support programming, the departmental web presence, training and skills development, and digital scholarship support services.

The Director develops strong working relationships with university administrators, academic department leaders, faculty, and students.  The Director communicates and collaborates with colleagues from other Yale University Library (YUL) units to develop and maintain research support and outreach programs and services.  The Director also works closely with the leadership of YUL special collections repositories and the Departments of Collection Development, Technical Services, Access Services and Digital Scholarship. The Director represents the department on the Council for Research Services and Collections and the Collections Steering Committee

The Director is expected to demonstrate leadership within YUL and the University and commitment to participation in regional, national and international professional organizations. The Director must also demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in the humanities and international and area studies programs at Yale.

1. Provides leadership and vision for area studies and humanities collection development and research support and outreach programs.
2. Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner.
3. Manages liaison librarians including hiring, training, setting priorities, evaluating, and advising on staff development.
4. Engages with deans, chairs, faculty and students in support of the University’s teaching and research mission.
5. Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Yale University Library and other campus units.
6. Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and team environment.
7. Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts.
8. Plans and implements marketing and assessment processes.
9. Coordinates facilities issues involving the Classics Library and Sterling Memorial Library reading rooms and classrooms.
10. Serves on Library and University committees.
11. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure excellence.
12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at any Yale University location.
13. May perform other duties as assigned.

1. Provides leadership and vision for the department. 2. Sets priorities and leads multiple projects while meeting deadlines and budget targets. 3. Manages staff including hiring, setting priorities, and staff development. 4. Manages department budget, including funds for collection development. 5. Engages with faculty and students in support of the University’s teaching and research mission. 6. Collaborates with other librarians and libraries at Yale. 7. Builds strong partnerships with faculty and students, curators and librarians, and donors. 8. Promotes the use of current and emerging technologies. 9. Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and functions collaboratively in a team environment. 10. Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts. 11. Serves on Library and University committees. 12. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure the excellence of the Library.
1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. 3. Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff 4. Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capital projects. 5. Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. 6. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 7. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. 8. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. 9. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Advanced degree in area studies or the humanities is required in addition to an MLS.
Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach services and collection development. Demonstrated experience managing staff and supervising subject librarians. Excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills; flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in research library service programs.
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Experience managing collection development programs. 
Experience working with academic research library liaison librarian services and collections. Knowledge of and experience with academic technologies for research and teaching and with digital humanities. Ph.D. in the humanities or area studies. Experience in donor relations, deeds of gift, and/or archival processing.  Knowledge of issues related to non-roman language materials.
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CATALOGING & METADATA LIBRARIAN (SPANISH LANGUAGE SPECIALIST)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Spanish Language Specialist). This position will support the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ physical and digital content through resource description activities. Under the direction of the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, the incumbent will be responsible for resource description and authority work for Spanish language materials across all libraries and all materials of the distinctive and general collections, with strong liaison work with the Cuban Heritage Collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Cataloging of physical materials (75%):

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Spanish language materials for all collections in all formats (mostly monographs, serials, CDs, DVDs, artists’ books) in the MARC format
  • Serves as the primary original cataloger for the Cuban Heritage Collection
  • Serves as an original cataloger for Spanish language materials for the other distinctive collections
  • Identifies, develops, and oversees cataloging projects, which may include developing policies, documenting procedures, maintaining statistics, and managing workflows with colleagues
  • Establishes and revises practices, workflows, and procedures for providing bibliographic access through various discovery tools in conjunction with other faculty and staff
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards
  • Assists with high priority original cataloging for the general collections, as needed

Metadata work for locally digitized collections (10%)

  • Contributes to metadata creation and metadata quality control activities for local digital collection
  • Partners with the Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Cuban Heritage Collection Archivist, and Digital Production staff to aid in resource description of digital distinctive collection materials

Supervision & Training (5%)

  • Supervises and trains students and staff member(s) working on copy cataloging and metadata quality control projects
  • Reviews and evaluates students and staff work

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent
  • Knowledge of variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats
  • Relevant library experience, including at least one year of MARC cataloging experience
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in Spanish and in English
  • Interest in Cuban Studies and/or Latin American Studies
  • Experience working with library management systems, discovery tools, and OCLC Connexion
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University
  • Excellent analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills

Preferred:

  • Reading knowledge of one languages beyond Spanish (Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole preferred)
  • Experience with metadata creation for digital objects within a digital content management system

THE 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 a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University’s eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. By 2025, the University’s goal is to reach its greatest aspirations through realizing four defining visions with eight major initiatives. For more information, please visit the University of Miami’s “Roadmap to Our New Century” at http://president.miami.edu/roadmap/about/index.html.

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 3.6 million volumes including 771,000 ebooks, and 92,958 current serials titles including 90,550 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center 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, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The University of Miami Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,370 undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 68 professional (including librarian faculty), 80 support staff and 58 FTE student staff. UML is a member of and contributor to the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, OCLC Research Library Partners, International Federation of Library Associations, International Association of University Libraries, Digital Library Federation, Hathi Trust, Academic Preservation Trust, Digital Preservation Trust, and Southeast Florida Library and Information Network.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services Department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections.  This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. Librarians and staff members engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. This department has nine non-exempt staff members, one exempt administrative professional, and five Librarian Faculty members. We are positioned within the Libraries’ Information Management & Systems Division (Access Services, Metadata & Discovery Services, Systems, Web & Application Development) and are located on the third floor of the Richter Library. The department recently helped the Libraries to migrate to Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo for its discovery systems, which is a shared discovery catalog for all libraries including Medical and Law libraries.

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 or 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. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Send nominations and applications to:

University of Miami Libraries Human Resources Manager
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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

 

Research & Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

DescriptionHoward-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

Position Summary

The Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library develops research services, instructional programs, and engages in collection development for the Latin American Library, in consultation with the Director of the LAL.  With a strong command of Spanish, oral and written, s/he combines advanced research expertise, information fluency, and outreach with collection development in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  With LAL librarians, s/he serves as liaison to relevant campus faculty, departments and programs, seeking ways to engage students and faculty on campus.  The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian also coordinates the LAL web site and the Library’s presence on social media.  S/he serves on library committees, collaborates and coordinates activities with other librarians and units, and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations.

Salary/Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are academic appointees; librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Environment 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. 

RequirementsQualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent and a degree in a relevant subject area; OR advanced degree in a relevant subject area and substantial professional experience in an academic library;
  2. Excellent command of English and Spanish, spoken and written;
  3. Advanced knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 

1.  Familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies

2. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a proven record of working well in a team and with the public

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian will be expected to keep abreast of research trends in Latin American Studies, develop expertise in emerging technologies, and participate in innovative library projects.
  2. Competence in Portuguese or willingness to acquire competency.

To Apply. To apply for this position please go to Tulane Jobs IRC11018.  To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Job Information

  • New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118, United States
  • 32203571
  • January 9, 2017
  • Research & Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library
  • Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
  • Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Research
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite

Cuban Heritage Coordinator (Library Coordinator 2)

JOB NO:498985
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Library/Physical/Social Science
DEPARTMENT:55070200 – LB-LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTION

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Library Coordinator 2

JOB DESCRIPTION: RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Coordination

  • Seeks out, documents, and maintains authoritative bibliographical data about holdings related to Cuban history and culture, establishing authoritative master lists of digital candidates and surrogate assets across the environment of relevant holding institutions.
  • Establishes workflows and manages digitization of materials at UF, in coordination with digitization undertaken by partnering institutions.
  • Works with the Curator of LACC to appraise and select materials for digitization. Liaises with the Collection Services unit and with other departments such as Digital Production Services, Preservation, and Cataloging & Metadata units to maintain workflows. Assists in the creation and maintenance of metadata.
  • Coordinates local curators and subject specialists in establishing relevant metadata, determining intellectual rights, providing original or digital materials for workflows, and secure return of materials.
  • Serves as chief point of contact between UF Libraries and operational colleagues at partnering institution for identification of, planning for, and prioritization of digitization of Cuban-related holdings.
  • Provides reports and statistical data regularly and upon request, in support of special projects, grant applications, sharing of data with partners, or other needs.

Collection Analysis

  • Analyzes print and digital holdings at UF and partnering institutions to identity Cuban and other materials for digitization or increased digital access, in line with strategic initiatives.
  • Prepares, maintains and updates collection data records.
  • Prepares reports and maintains data responding to calls for content by SASC Chair, Libraries administrators and potential external partners.
  • Works closely with curators and the Head of Collection Services to provide consistency, focus and efficiency in collection analysis, and coordinates departmental responses in relevant subject areas.
  • Maintains and provides collection data and statistics to curators for preparation of collection development policies and assessment activities across collections.

Dissemination

  • Provides presentations in person, by webinar, in narrative format, or through other outlets to promote scholarly and public understanding of digital collections about Cuba or related subjects.
  • Establishes social media and other communication presence for digital collections derived from or closely linked to the Special and Area Studies Collections Department.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Participates in other departmental activities, including public service and special projects as assigned. Participates in staff development opportunities as needed. Performs other duties as needed.

 

ADVERTISED SALARY: $56,400 annually. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in library or information science or other directly relevant area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of related library experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Professional level knowledge of Spanish.
  • Ability to undertake U.S. and international travel, including to Cuba.
  • Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong familiarity with Latin American or Caribbean history and culture.
  • Experience in bibliographical or other documentary projects.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of library technologies.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Library or archives experience, particularly in an academic or research institution.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: None
HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: No

ADVERTISED:  Eastern Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Eastern Standard Time

Cuban Heritage Coordinator (Library Coordinator 2)

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Coordination

  • Seeks out, documents, and maintains authoritative bibliographical data about holdings related to Cuban history and culture, establishing authoritative master lists of digital candidates and surrogate assets across the environment of relevant holding institutions.
  • Establishes workflows and manages digitization of materials at UF, in coordination with digitization undertaken by partnering institutions.
  • Works with the Curator of LACC to appraise and select materials for digitization. Liaises with the Collection Services unit and with other departments such as Digital Production Services, Preservation, and Cataloging & Metadata units to maintain workflows. Assists in the creation and maintenance of metadata.
  • Coordinates local curators and subject specialists in establishing relevant metadata, determining intellectual rights, providing original or digital materials for workflows, and secure return of materials.
  • Serves as chief point of contact between UF Libraries and operational colleagues at partnering institution for identification of, planning for, and prioritization of digitization of Cuban-related holdings.
  • Provides reports and statistical data regularly and upon request, in support of special projects, grant applications, sharing of data with partners, or other needs.

Collection Analysis

  • Analyzes print and digital holdings at UF and partnering institutions to identity Cuban and other materials for digitization or increased digital access, in line with strategic initiatives.
  • Prepares, maintains and updates collection data records.
  • Prepares reports and maintains data responding to calls for content by SASC Chair, Libraries administrators and potential external partners.
  • Works closely with curators and the Head of Collection Services to provide consistency, focus and efficiency in collection analysis, and coordinates departmental responses in relevant subject areas.
  • Maintains and provides collection data and statistics to curators for preparation of collection development policies and assessment activities across collections.

Dissemination

  • Provides presentations in person, by webinar, in narrative format, or through other outlets to promote scholarly and public understanding of digital collections about Cuba or related subjects.
  • Establishes social media and other communication presence for digital collections derived from or closely linked to the Special and Area Studies Collections Department.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Participates in other departmental activities, including public service and special projects as assigned. Participates in staff development opportunities as needed. Performs other duties as needed.

Advertised Salary

$56,400 annually. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in library or information science or other directly relevant area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of related library experience

Preferred

  • Professional level knowledge of Spanish.
  • Ability to undertake U.S. and international travel, including to Cuba.
  • Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong familiarity with Latin American or Caribbean history and culture.
  • Experience in bibliographical or other documentary projects.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Working knowledge of library technologies.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Library or archives experience, particularly in an academic or research institution.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, University of Florida

JOB SUMMARY

The Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure-track library faculty position within the Special and Area Studies Collections Department, responsible for overall management and development of the LACC holdings, programs, priority initiatives, and personnel.

The Curator of LACC provides strategic vision and overall management for a preeminent collection at the University of Florida. This position initiates and manages unit programs, outreach activities, grants, and special projects, including initiatives to digitize Caribbean materials in partnership with leading U.S. and international institutions. The Curator of LACC is a key liaison for the Libraries in its international partnership with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba and other partners. The Curator collaborates closely within the Libraries and across campus to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at University of Florida. This position leads a team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals and procedures for public services, technical services, and collection management, with oversight of materials budgets. The Curator is expected to participate in publications, bibliographical control, digitization, outreach, exhibits, and fundraising programs, and serves as a liaison between the LACC unit and Libraries administration, in consultation with the Chair.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Curator of LACC will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet the standards for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and to foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Curator of LACC will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection is a faculty position with managerial responsibilities and strategic leadership for the physical and digital holdings, personnel, and resources related to Latin American and Caribbean studies in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. The following faculty responsibilities are integrated into the position of Curator of LACC:

  1. Establishes strategic plans and promotes the national and international profile of LACC’s mission and holdings, and develops plans with the Chair and other administrators for supporting the academic and research objectives of the University of Florida.
  2. Provides overall management of LACC; supervises library faculty and staff including assigning responsibilities, training, monitoring, and evaluating; and collaborates with the Chair regarding support services for LACC.
  3. Heads and manages projects to build the preeminence and distinction of LACC, beginning with a new digitization initiative focused on Cuba.
  4. Serves as the key Library liaison with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and with institutional partners, including communication in and translation of official documents.
  5. Supports digitization and participates in the development of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).
  6. Provides consultative services to faculty and advanced graduate students in Latin American and Caribbean studies, maintaining contact with faculty and students utilizing the Latin American and Caribbean Collection to ensure Library support of university needs, and client awareness of relevant library resources and information.
  7. Stays current with emerging scholarship in Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as resources at UF and other libraries or collections that serve the Latin American and Caribbean studies field.
  8. Oversees collection management policies for circulating and special collections, as well as LACC approval plans, working with LACC and other Libraries personnel to review relevant sources of information to ensure optimal selection of circulating and special collections material for acquisition by purchase, gift, exchange, or other, with authority over unit approval plan and oversight of expenditures and documentation.
  9. Establishes cataloging and preservation priorities, and makes storage, transfer, and deselection decisions for Latin American and Caribbean materials.
  10. Participates in reformatting and digitization programs for important items in jeopardy and in creation of metadata appropriate for bibliographical control, in coordination with departments in the Libraries.
  11. Participates in the Special and Area Studies Collections strategic planning process and departmental activities.
  12. Works closely with the Libraries’ Development Office (Development Officers and Public Information Officer) to organize fundraising and donor relations activities.
  13. Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
  14. Participates in the Library’s exhibition, research, and publication programs.
  15. Serves on Library and departmental consultative bodies as appropriate.
  16. Develops and maintains professional relationships with other Latin American and Caribbean bibliographers, providing leadership at the national level in various organizations.
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