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Associate Director for Communications and Program Development – John Carter Brown Library

Associate Director for Communications and Program Development – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library is an independently administered and funded center for research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located on the main green of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island since 1901. The library collects primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America before ca. 1825. The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period.

The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development leads the John Carter Brown Library’s strategic outreach and fundraising programs, building relationships with local, regional, national, and international partners to enhance the reputation of the JCB’s world-renowned collection and supported scholarly research. By directing the Library’s strategic communications, programming, and engagement efforts, the incumbent ensures that Library programs, priorities, and goals are communicated effectively through the Library’s print publications, website, e-mail communication, as well as other channels internal and external to the Library. By developing and leading the JCB’s fund development programs, in close coordination with the Library Director and in consultation with the Brown University Office of Advancement, the position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual board and membership contributions as well as long-term endowment funding initiatives. This position collaborates closely with the Library Director on matters related to fundraising, programming initiatives, communications strategy, and the Library’s overarching research agenda.

 Responsibilities Include:

  1. Lead the Library’s national and international outreach to external institutions, networks and peer libraries and research centers, including strategic constituencies at Brown University, current and potential members of the Library’s Association of Friends and Fellows, and other local constituencies: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development will develop and advance a comprehensive strategic communications plan to promote the Library and its programs to a wide range of audiences. With the assistance of the Coordinator of Academic Programming and Public Outreach, the incumbent will promote the JCB’s activities to its myriad constituencies and publics, from Providence to the four corners of the globe. This includes research libraries throughout the Americas, cultural institutions in New England and the nation, and other important scholarly centers that relate to the Library’s mission. Supporting efforts include networking, strategic planning, audience identification, message development, design oversight, and ongoing efforts to present the John Carter Brown Library at conferences involving strategic partnerships. The Associate Director will: write and produce all related publications and web communications; develop targeted communication channels, messages, and visuals that support Library goals with institutional research partners, national and international networks, donors and the broader public; oversee all aspects of publications including copy development, design, printing, and mailing of all publications projects, including special publications to support fundraising, substantive newsletters and annual reports, donor stewardship materials, marketing brochures, websites, and event publicity. Distribution will include peer institutions, international research networks, members of the Brown community (including Corporation members), alumni, donors, senior administrators, faculty, students, research fellows and peer academic institutions, and other external audiences as appropriate. This position will also ensure that the Library’s web communications and website are linked to ongoing activities at the Library, including curatorial activities, public outreach, cataloguing and acquisitions, and the like.
  2. Raise annual, endowment, and external grant funds to support the Library. Work with Library leadership and others to generate increasing philanthropic support for Library programs: Develop and achieve the Library’s fundraising goals, set in consultation with the Director and the Library’s Board of Governors. Work closely with the Brown University Office of Advancement and Chairman of the Library’s Association of Friends and Fellows to implement fundraising strategies for expanded annual giving goals, including but not limited to direct mail programs, call and e-mail strategies, planning giving, direct donor solicitation, and effective stewardship. Work with Advancement and University leadership to increase endowment giving through targeted comprehensive solicitations. Conduct donor research, serve as liaison between Advancement and the Board of Governors, develop donor cultivation and solicitation events, and oversee donor recognition. With Director and Associate Librarian, contribute to grant proposals to support Library programs, including international and interdisciplinary partnerships. This position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual gifts, actively increasing the Library’s endowment to support ongoing and new initiatives, and developing new sources of external funding.
  3. Advising the Director on Matters related to Communications, Public Relations, and Fundraising and Assisting Overall in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the incumbent be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director to plan major initiatives and develop implementation strategies, serving as a resource of the director to develop internal policies. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Associate Director function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to fundraising, communications, programming, and publications.
  4. Supervise staff members who coordinate academic programming, public outreach, and fellowship program: The Associate Director for Communications, Programs, and Development will also supervise two staff positions: the Coordinator for Academic Programming and Public Outreach and the Fellowships Coordinator. The first position will support many of the activities of the Associate Director, working in close collaboration to advance institutional priorities. The second position, chiefly responsible for managing the Fellowship program, will also work closely with the Associate Director to provide information on the research activities of fellows and help to hone the communications strategy with regard to ongoing and future research priorities.

 

Qualifications:

¨      Advanced degree strongly preferred

¨      Minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience, with background in development and/or public relations strongly preferred. Proven ability to solicit gifts and work with major donors essential

¨      Ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies, locally, nationally and internationally. These include Board members, University administrators, librarians, research fellows and scholars, and members of the general public

¨      Familiarity with foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography would be desirable, but not required

¨      Discretion in handling donor data; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding financial information.

¨      Accomplished and strategic communicator with excellent writing, public speaking, fundraising, presentation, and planning skills, including grant and proposal writing. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

¨      Experience with Blackbaud or other donor management software and/or information management skills a plus.

¨      Management experience and demonstrated leadership capacity.

 

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Associate-Director-for-Communications-and-Program-Development—John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126242

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints – John Carter Brown Library

George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of maps and atlases related to the history of the Americas and, more broadly, to the entire world, across the period stretching from the earliest printed atlases (c. 1472) through to maps showcasing the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). The Library has consistently added significant geographical works to its world-renowned collection of Americana. The print collection, albeit smaller, has likewise continued to grow, and consists of a separate collection of prints as well as a collection of mostly British political cartoons. The George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints serves as the chief ambassador – and chief proselytizer – for both of these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities for this collection include: its continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of Maps and Prints have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and the history of maps (and, ideally, how the two intersect) so as to be able to answer reference questions concerning the collection, and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present cartographic material to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Promoting the Use of the Map and Print Collections by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of Maps and Prints serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB’s cartographic and print collection to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library’s holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of cartography. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.

2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of Maps and Prints is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library’s broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator’s institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research.

3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Maps and Prints Curator will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book and map dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in maps and books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of sheet maps, atlases, maps in books, prints and views, and secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.

4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of Maps and Prints is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, but especially atlases, maps, and prints. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of Maps and Prints will also engage with all aspects of the Library’s digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about cartographical materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.

5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of Maps and Prints reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

- Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to the history of cartography, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with map and/or print collections; experience with the stewardship of unique collections and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts

- Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities

- Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries

- Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship

- Familiarity with or strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are highly desirable

- Interest or ability in linking the study of historical maps and atlases with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or GIS-based projects

- Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/George-S-Parker-II–51-Curator-of-Maps-and-Prints—John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126169

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). European books on the history of the Americas lie distinctly at its core. Throughout its history, the Library has consistently added significant holdings to its world-renowned collection of Americana, including not only Spanish and Portuguese works but also Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian and Slavic books. The Curator of European Books serves as the ambassador – and chief proselytizer – for these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities include: the Library’s continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of European Books have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present material in imperial history, cultural history, the history of the book, and other relevant disciplines to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Promoting the Use of the Library Collection by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of European Books serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB’s collection – and especially its European books – to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library’s holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of Europe and the Americas. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.
  2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of European Books is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library’s broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator’s institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research
  3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Curator of European Books will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of European books and occasional manuscripts across the range of geographic fields, as well as secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.
  4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of European Books is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, especially books and manuscripts. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of European Books will also engage with all aspects of the Library’s digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.
  5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of European Books reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

¨      Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to European and/or Atlantic world history, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with library collections; experience with the stewardship of unique materials and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts

¨      Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities

¨      Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries

¨      Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship

¨      Strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are essential

¨      Interest in or ability to link traditional topics in the history of the Americas with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or web-based projects

¨      Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

 

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Curator-of-European-Books—The-John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126252-1

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

HLAS Editorial Assistant (2 vacancies)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443979900

Librarian (Editorial Assistant)

Library of Congress

Agency contact information

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Open – Permanent

Opened Thursday 7/7/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

Closes Thursday 7/21/2016 (7 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-1410-07/07

  • Promotion Potential

    07

  • Supervisory Status

    No

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Librarian (Editorial Assistant) provides library support to the bibliographic operations of Latin American Studies section of the Hispanic Division through the performance of a substantial variety of complex tasks related to the acquisition, bibliographic recording, and routing of over 5,000 books and articles on Latin America reviewed annually.

This position is located in the in Library Services, Collections and Services, Hispanic Division.

The position description number for this position is 346124.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Prepares appropriate bibliographical records that describe analog and digitized materials in the Handbook database according to established Handbook of Latin American Studies rules, inputting edited annotations and subject terms. In consultation with the Editor, works closely in: a) the development and maintenance of the HLAS Online database of cumulated volumes; and b) recommending additions to the Thesaurus for the HLAS Subject Index. Takes an active role in furthering the automated dissemination of the Handbook.

Aids in the development and maintenance of the records and files for the Section, including those for serial abbreviations, serial records, serial routing, serial order, manuscript received

from contributors, receipt and dispatch of galley-proofs and page,-, proofs, monographs sent out to contributors, serial articles sent out to contributors, abbreviations and acronyms file, HLAS hierarchies, and Collections Access, Loan and Management Division overdue notices. From these and other records, the incumbent provides data for progress reports and helps create flow charts and other aids for scheduling production of the volume.

As assigned and subject to review by the Editor, selects materials for inclusion in the Handbook Latin American Studies. Shares responsibility for the procurement and return of Handbook Latin American Studies materials selected for review by the contributing editors. Maintains continuing liaison with other units within the Library of Congress and with libraries throughout the D.C. area and the country. Coordinates the capabilities and resources of numerous Library units with the needs of contributing editors. In responding to the requests of contributing editors, maintains the necessary division controls and is responsible for the safe transmittal of such materials to the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division.

Shares responsibility in recommending and routing new serials to the Section. Subject to review by the Editor, assigns new serials and monographs to the contributing editors.

Briefs scholars and Hispanic Division and Library of Congress personnel on the HLAS database. Makes photocopies of journal articles and titles pages for contributing editors. Assists readers by locating and obtaining materials from the general and custodial collections; and maintaining control of the diverse in-process collections in the custody of the Hispanic Division.

Observes and arranges for the secure handling of materials. Assists readers with the use of the library’s resources including the use of the library’s bibliographic reference sources.

Performs basic automated searches in a variety of databases searching for and verifying titles, authors, publication information, and other bibliographic details. Prepares automated records for single items or groups of items following established procedures of the division. Verifies that records correctly describe the books and serial articles in hand. Searches automated sources to assist the editorial staff in acquisition activities and to appropriately answer telephone and mail inquiries in both English and Spanish. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by Editor.

Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc. Independently imports records.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of editorial processes and procedures**

Knowledge of library processes and procedures**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish or Portuguese**

Ability to perform liaison duties

Ability to attend to details

Ability to use online computer technology and software applications

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

 

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Archivist, Cuban Heritage Collection

The Cuban Heritage Collection is looking for an archivist to help us continue meeting the needs of our diverse communities. Please note that the position is open until filled, but applications received by August 15th will receive priority consideration.

Full details here: https://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CHC_Archivist_external_post2016.pdf

 

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Librarian Position at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,

Tulane University

Job No.                                 IRC9646

Job Title                 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Location                 New Orleans, LA, US

Organization Name     Howard Tilton Library

Posting Summary

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the library’s physical and digital collections. The incumbent works with staff in the Tulane Digital Library, Library IT, Special Collections, and Technical Services to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures, standards, and workflows relating to metadata creation within the metadata ecosystem of the libraries. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for the library’s special collections, in a variety of formats. The incumbent creates and edits non-MARC metadata using MODS, EAD, MADS and other schema adopted by the library; serves as the Division’s resource person for open linked data in library systems; participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and contributes and updates NACO authority records.

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

  • Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks
  • Evidence of cataloging and metadata workflows and services, including authority control and identity management
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri such as AAT, TGM, or LCGFT
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in both a library and research context
  • Evidence of organizational and project planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience using XML and MODS
  • Experience cataloging using RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, LCC, MARC 21 formats
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion and an ILS

Minimum Education

  • MLS or MUS from an ALA-accredited program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of academic library roles in support of data management and data management planning, including metadata support
  • Experience with XSLT
  • Experience with MADS, METS, EAD, or PREMIS
  • Experience with a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Experience with NACO

How To Apply

Please apply online through the “Jobs at Tulane” webpage:

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

This job posting will close on: Sunday, June 26, 2016.

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

Center of Southwest Studies Librarian

Job Description

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Center of Southwest Studies Librarian at the Delaney Southwest Research Library. This is a 32-hour/week (.8 FTE), 12 month exempt position with benefits. M.L.S./M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited institution is required. For detailed job information including further minimum qualifications and the application process, please visit www.fortlewis.edu/jobs and click on the Exempt Positions link. Applications received by May 18, 2016 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis is an AA/EO employer.

Description of Community

Fort Lewis College is Colorado’s public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 4,000 from 46 states and 10 nations, 20% Native American, and 8% Hispano. The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area.

Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, N.M.

Required Education

  • Master’s Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 3
Professional - 3
Library - 5

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Application Requirements

Prepare materials for electronic submission:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the required qualifications and responsibilities
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references

HR Contact Information

Address Application Materials to:

Dr. Shelby J. Tisdale, Director
Email: stisdale@fortlewis.edu
Subject line: CSWS Special Collections Librarian

Links

http://www.fortlewis.edu/jobs

Librarian for US Latina and Latino Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Librarian for US Latina and Latino Studies
One (1) open position filled as either Librarian I or Librarian II
University of Texas Libraries —The University of Texas at Austin
$50,440+ depending on qualifications

Purpose:  To provide creative and strategic approaches to the development, implementation, and stewardship of the Mexican American/Latino Studies Library Program of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.

Essential functions: Collection development: Builds and manages the library’s collections in the areas of Mexican American and Latina/o studies and U.S.-Mexico border studies in all formats in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship on campus. Serves as an active member of the Benson collection development team. Actively seeks out distinctive and unique collection materials, particularly those focusing on the political, educational, and cultural experience of Mexican Americans in Texas. Works directly with donors, faculty, and staff on development, appraisal, and acquisition of collections. Works with University of Texas Libraries (UTL), Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) Benson, and other development staff on grant project proposals and fundraising activities. With Benson librarian colleagues, participates as member of UTL Global Studies team. Liaison and outreach work: Serves as the primary liaison between the Benson Collection and faculty and students of the university’s Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) and the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS). Maintains communication with local, state, and national Latino communities and organizations. Develops and promotes collection use through the creative application of technologies. Provides outreach and scholarly presentations to the public, professional organizations and conferences, and student groups throughout the central and south Texas regions. Public service: Provides specialized reference and instruction to faculty, students, and other researchers in person via consultation and main reference desk, and via email and telephone. Periodically leads instruction sessions and tours in support of teaching and learning at the university, and for special visitors and guests of the Benson Collection, LLILAS, and the UT Libraries. Professional representation: Actively participates in professional organizations. Participates in LLILAS Benson and UTL committee and project team efforts, such as global studies. Other related functions as assigned.

Requirements

Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited graduate program, or a graduate degree in a related discipline. Experience working in a library in one or more of the following areas: reference, instruction, outreach, and/or collection development. Demonstrated expertise in Mexican American and/or Latina/o Studies. Fluency in Spanish. Experience with a range of academic electronic resources. Ability to establish and meet project goals and multitask. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate diplomatically and with diverse populations. Ability to work in a collaborative and professional manner with faculty, staff, students, researchers, donors, and public. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Available to travel.

Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in an area of Mexican American or Latina/o Studies. Three or more years of experience in an academic library. Latin American coursework or experience in Latin America. Experience building and maintaining collections, independently or via a team-based approach. Experience using new and emerging technologies for reference and instruction in an academic library setting. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within relevant academic disciplines. Experience collaborating with faculty in teaching or outreach. Experience working with international populations. Experience providing reference and research consultation in an academic or research library setting. Active involvement in professional or scholarly associations. Demonstrated success in grant writing or other fundraising initiatives. Demonstrated potential for leadership in library, university, state, and national programs and initiatives.

Please apply online through the UT Austin Job Search:

Librarian for US Latina and Latino Studies (Librarian I):

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160324010088

Librarian for US Latina and Latino Studies (Librarian II):

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160324010086

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:  Library Human Resources: lib-HR@lib.utexas.edu  (512) 495-4360

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. For more information, see UT Library Online http://www.lib.utexas.edu/

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Job Information
  • Austin, Texas, 78712, United States
  • 27706463
  • April 1, 2016
  • Librarian for US Latina and Latino Studies
  • University of Texas Libraries
  • Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Area Studies/Subject Specialist
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Master’s Degree
  • $50,440.00 (Yearly Salary)

Associate Editor position at HAPI

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02099

Department: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), UCLA Latin American Institute
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($47,722 – $75,215)
Position Availability: July 1, 2016
Application deadline for first consideration: April 18, 2016.

Description of Institution and Unit
As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

The Latin American Institute is an organized research unit operating under the auspices of the International Institute reporting to the Executive Vice-Chancellor. It is funded by the University with outside support from private foundations, government grants and private donors to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching activities related to Latin America on the UCLA campus. For more than forty years, the Institute has drawn upon dedicated faculty in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professional fields to contribute to the body of knowledge on the region. The Latin American Institute and its Latin American Studies degree programs at the undergraduate and master’s levels have gained national recognition for their excellence and innovation. As part of its mission, the Institute supports a publications program.

The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is an award-winning online bibliographic database which provides access to information from and about Latin America, the Caribbean basin, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the United States. The index includes complete bibliographic citations and subject indexing for articles, book reviews, original literary works, documents, and other materials appearing in more than 650 leading scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities published in 33 countries throughout the world. HAPI Online contains approximately 300,000+ records dating from 1970 through the present and grows at the rate of about 7,000 records per year. Current staffing includes three FTE Librarians, one part-time editorial assistant, and thirty off-campus volunteer contributors who provide most of the raw indexing data, as well as the services of the Institute’s Administrative Assistant, and Distribution office.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Director, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
• Indexes articles written in any of six Western European languages and reviews the indexing of editorial assistants and off-campus contributors.
• Works in conjunction with the other Associate Editor to manage day-by-day operations of the index.
• Assists the Director in planning, budgeting, marketing, and documentation.
• Corresponds with contributors, publishers, and subscribers as needed.
• Produces reports from HAPI’s database.
• Conducts online bibliographic research.
• Prepares content for the HAPI website.
• Assists in the training of off-campus contributors and preparation of training materials.
• Advances awareness of HAPI through participation in professional meetings and other forums.
• Oversees special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)
• Subject expertise and/or coursework in Latin American studies or equivalent experience working with Latin American materials.
• Working/reading knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese.
• Orientation to detail and proficiency for accuracy.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, standard office software, the Web.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
• Capacity to thrive in the exciting, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
• Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc., in indexing, scholarly communication, or in an area of subject expertise.

Desired Qualifications
• Indexing or cataloging experience.
• Thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and accentuation in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
• Working/reading knowledge of German, French, or Italian.
• Familiarity with MySQL.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Candidates applying by April 18, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Job Location

Los Angeles, CA

Requirements

Documents

  • Cover Letter – Describing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
  • References – Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Librarian, Library of Congress Iberia/Rio Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate,

Job Title:  Librarian
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:  150299

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433432000/

 

SALARY RANGE:
$53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to Tuesday, April 12, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1410-09
POSITION INFORMATION:
Open – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Iberia/Rio Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 58498.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


DUTIES:

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Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to communicate in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.**

Knowledge of the culture and/or civilization of the countries of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as that of Brazil.

Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
No additional requirements to those listed above.

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