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POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian
Visiting Assistant University Librarian
The Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) department at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an experienced Visiting Librarian with Spanish language fluency for the period June 7 to December 19, 2014. The Visiting LACC Librarian is primarily responsible for managing daily operations, and representing the LACC to patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. The successful candidate will work closely with the LACC Head to oversee public service functions, assist in staff and student supervision, and assure the proper management of collections and services. Responsibilities focus on reference, circulation, serials control, and preservation. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Visiting LACC Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.
The search will remain open until May 22, 2014, and review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
Humanities Librarian (Revised Qualifications)
The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library (www.ulib.iupui.edu) seeks a creative, energetic, and service oriented individual to serve in a tenure-track position as Humanities Librarian. This librarian is a primary member of the library’s Liberal Arts Group and a secondary member of the library’s Digital Scholarship Team.
As a member of the Liberal Arts Group the Humanities Librarian will serve primarily as librarian liaison to one or more departments in the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts. In this role the librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with the faculty and students of the department. Responsibilities include the design and presentation of instructional materials, developing the library’s collection of discipline-related materials, and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff.
As a member of the Digital Scholarship Team the Humanities Librarian will support new and ongoing digital scholarship projects and outreach efforts including working with electronic text and metadata.
IUPUI is an urban research and academic health science university with 20 schools and academic units. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a diverse and affordable mid-sized city, IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students. The vision of the IUPUI University Library is to be the innovative leader among urban university libraries. It has a staff of approximately 80 and a budget in excess of $9.5 million.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the IUPUI campus mission, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and the ability to work effectively in a team-based organization.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree
- Baccalaureate or advanced degree in a humanities discipline
- Familiarity with library materials budgets and budget processes
- Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative working environment
- Experience working with at least one electronic text coding or metadata standard, including XML, TEI, MODS, METS, or GIS
- Ability to work well within a team setting and across organizational lines of responsibility
- Experience in teaching and/or instructional design
- Experience contributing to a digital humanities project
- Experience educating university administration, faculty, and/or students about open access and changes in scholarly communication
Minimum salary is $43,000. Additional funding is provided for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans. A start-up package includes $10,000 for moving and additional professional development expenses.
Deadline for applications is April 25, 2014. The position is available July 1, 2014. Please forward a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, street address, telephone number, and email address) and a letter of application outlining the strengths you will bring to the position and discussing your ability to contribute to student success at IUPUI. Submit application materials electronically to Teresa McCurry at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IUPUI University Library is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-03-25-01-0088
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 11/30/2015
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General NotesPosition is funded through November 30, 2015, with possibility of continued funding.
Required Application Materials
- A Resume is required in order to apply
- A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
- A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Please provide a statement detailing your salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
PurposeTo assist LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections in the implementation of post-custodial archival initiatives in Latin America.
Essential FunctionsDesigns and executes ingest and metadata workflows for digital objects to build digital collections using the Fedora/Islandora framework. Assists with research and creation of an inventory of human rights collections in Latin America and the Caribbean and assesses future post-custodial archival opportunities with collections. Helps oversee the pilot implementation of three post-custodial archival initiatives in Central America. Assists with other grant-related activities, including grant administration, reporting, and evaluation. Conducts an end-of-grant workshop to disseminate lessons learned and best practices. Assists Benson Collection archivists and the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator with related activities as needed.
Marginal/Incidental functionsOther related functions as assigned.
Required qualificationsMasters degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree. Coursework or training in archival management and theory and knowledge of archival preservation best practices. Demonstrated experience with digital repositories, digital asset management systems, and/or designing workflows for Fedora repository assets. Knowledge of Encoded Archival Description, digitization, and metadata standards for digital objects. Reading knowledge of Spanish. Availability for international travel. Ability to work regular hours and to be on time. Demonstrated recent exemplary work record. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Ability to organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with multiple deadlines. Experience dealing with confidential and sensitive information. Ability to work in a collaborative manner. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred QualificationsExperience with Fedora, Islandora, and Drupal. Professional working proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese. In-depth knowledge of Latin America. Four years library or archives experience processing archives and manuscript collections and familiarity with both analog and digital preservation. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists. Supervisory experience. Experience working in an academic research library or scholarly special collection library.
Working conditionsMay work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Work under stress, work as team member and work independently. Regular and punctual attendance required. Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects. Security Sensitive position. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.
History Librarian and Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment. Appointment rank will be appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate selected. For appointment with tenure, candidates must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service. Permanent appointment as History Librarian; appointment as unit head is for a renewable term dependent on unit needs and directions.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the University Librarian, the History Librarian and Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using HPNL. The History Librarian is a member of the University Library’s Arts and Humanities Division.
As History Librarian, the successful candidate will:
· Serve as the Librarian for History, History of Science, Religion, Jewish Studies, and Newspapers;
· Provide collection development by selecting materials in relevant formats and languages to support the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University Community;
· Regularly engage in assessment to determine whether collection development activities are adequately responding to user needs and changing technologies;
· Manage collection funds effectively and in a timely manner;
· Provide effective, responsive reference service through all media: in-person, email, chat, phone, and other means as technology changes;
· Monitor and understand the most recent changes in the production of knowledge in the related subject discipline and knowledge base as a whole;
· Create and maintain a variety of guides to specialized fields within the subject specialty areas;
· Actively participate in the Library and library information resource instruction and library-wide reference services;
· Continue to develop an instruction program in response to faculty needs for History, History of Science, Religion, and Jewish Studies, and Newspapers;
· Provide liaison and outreach to constituencies in the Departments of History, Religion, the Program for Jewish Culture and Society, and other relevant user communities;
· Keep current with theoretical, methodological, and topical trends in subject areas of responsibilities;
· Articulate, pursue and, over time, refine an aggressive agenda in research, scholarly publication, and professional and public service activities in the Librarian’s research field;
· Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations.
As the Head of HPNL, the successful candidate will:
· Provide leadership for the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library for a period up to five years;
· Oversee unit operations, including reference service, collection development and management, liaison, outreach, instruction, support for digital scholarship, and contributions to library-wide services;
· Coach/mentor/evaluate personnel;
· Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff members and graduate assistants/hourly staff in HPNL Library;
· Prepare regular and on-demand reports for the HPNL Library, including but not limited to strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, and budget proposals and requests;
· Coordinate HPNL web site management, digital projects, development and management of additional collections, specific library programs and operations, and participate in other projects and activities;
· Participate in all aspects of newspaper digitization (both NDNP and non-NDNP), including all aspects of grant management and project management, as well as active participation in the national newspaper digitization community and providing leadership in the state for newspaper digitization initiatives;
· Collaborate collegially and cooperatively with other personnel throughout the Library, including those in the HPNL, other unit heads, the Associate University Librarian for User Services, and the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services.
Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit <http://www.library.illinois.edu/>. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.
The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library (HPNL) provides subject expertise and serves the disciplines of history, philosophy, religious studies, and any discipline utilizing current and historical newspapers as a source for research. Holding and providing responsibility for the bulk of the University Library’s microfilm collection (over 200,000 reels), HPNL is a destination for finding, viewing, scanning, and digitally manipulating micro content. HPNL continues to innovate in several strategic areas, with a sustained and vibrant program of newspaper digitization, a central role in the History Department curriculum, and the development of a series of instructional videos. This video series consolidates HPNL’s role as a library for historical newspaper research, and promotes growing newspaper reference service focusing on unique primary sources.
The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library clientele includes faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at UIUC, as well as visiting scholars and a local user community. On campus, this includes well over 500 majors across the three main departments and the two programs it serves in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences including History, Religion, Philosophy, and Jewish Culture and Society. In 2008, the African American Research Center co-located with HPNL to build on shared interests and facilitate collaboration. Currently two FTE staff, 1.5 FTE academic professionals, one academic hourly, and one graduate student report to the Head of HPNL.
Qualifications: Required qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS) OR ABD/Ph.D. in History or related discipline; Three years of relevant professional experience working full-time in a library or related setting; Management experience; For candidates eligible for appointment with tenure, evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion at the level of Associate or Full Professor; For candidates eligible for appointment without tenure, evidence of ability to succeed in an environment in which academic research and meaningful professional service are considered integral to success. Preferred qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS) AND advanced degree in History or closely related field; Five years of professional experience working full-time in a research library or related setting; Experience building and sustaining library or research collections in all formats; Experience providing instruction or workshops in an academic library or similar research environment; Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research; Demonstrated knowledge of digital humanities, digital curation, data management, or scholarly communication ; Grant writing experience and a demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to funding; Record of participation and contribution in library, archives, or related professional organizations; Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment
Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see <http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html>.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: <http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or <http://www.ccchamber.org/>.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by April 7, 2014. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
The position will report primarily to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program, with additional assigned responsibilities in the Collection Development & Management Program and the Reference & Research Advisory Services Program.
- The Academic Liaison Program aims to integrate information services and competencies within academic programs in support of UC San Diego’s teaching and research activities.
- The Collection Development & Management Program supports and advances the University’s mission by selecting, managing, and preserving information resources across all relevant disciplines, and providing our primary user community with access to what they need, when and where they need it, and in the form most useful to them.
- The Reference & Research Advisory Services Program strives to provide reference and research support; enable learners to become effective, efficient, and ethical information users; and encourage self-directed inquiry.
Responsibilities of the Position
The UC San Diego Library seeks a highly motivated librarian to serve as the subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies, including liaison service to the Latin American Studies (LAS) Program and affiliated programs; collection development in Latin American Studies, Latin American History and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. The Latin American Studies program at UC San Diego is an internationally renowned and multidisciplinary program that offers courses and advanced degrees in academic departments across the social sciences and humanities. The LAS community includes affiliated research units such as the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, and the Institute of the Americas. Additionally, the Literature Department offers a number of upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish literature which would offer potential opportunities for course-integrated instruction and for liaison with faculty and students. Library holdings are strong in Latin American history and politics, with a particular emphasis on Mexico, along with elections policy and data for all of Latin America. The Library acquires significant amounts of history and social science material on the Andean countries and Central America, especially pertaining to migration, women, ethnicity, and popular movements, and selects fairly broadly (in both English and Spanish) in the anthropology, sociology, visual arts, music and literature of Latin America. The incumbent will:
- Collaborate within the Academic Liaison Program to develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
- Actively engage with faculty and students in LAS; serve as the primary contact for consultation on research and educational needs; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
- Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library; the LAS program; affiliated programs and research units; and other departments and programs as assigned.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information and data literacies within LAS curricular and research programs.
- Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for LAS faculty and students.
- Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for assigned subject areas.
- Develop and maintain collections in Latin American Studies, Latin American Literature, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. Collaborate within the Collection Development and Management Program on selection in overlapping subjects such as linguistics, art, and folklore; and other related subjects as assigned.
- Serve as the primary Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures specialist for research assistance, as well as provide general reference services both in person and virtually.
- Conduct training and facilitate communications about Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature resources to other reference providers.
- Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
- Excellent command of Spanish and English, spoken and written.
- Substantial knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America.
- High degree of initiative in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
- Ability to provide advanced research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in assigned subject areas.
- Familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies.
- Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess campus curricular and research needs and to build matching collections.
- Experience in collection development, reference and instructional services in an academic or research library.
- Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
- Additional advanced degree and/or academic work experience related to Latin America or Iberia.
- Knowledge of Portuguese.
Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel.
Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
Closing Date: Application consideration begins April 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
To Apply: Submit applications to:
Please provide the following:
- A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
- A resume of education and relevant experience
- The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
- A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
Global Learning Librarian
Florida International University
The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented library professional for the new position, Global Learning Librarian. The Global Learning for Global Citizenship Initiative is the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan for undergraduate education. The plan involves a graduation requirement that all students take at least two of the nearly 140 global learning courses housed across all academic departments. The Global Learning Librarian is expected to provide leadership, creativity, and vision to help enhance and develop the library’s critical role in the success of this exciting initiative.
Reporting to the Head of Information and Research Services at Green Library, the Global Learning Librarian will serve as liaison to the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and its faculty. The position involves coordinating and supporting library faculty in meeting the needs of global learning students, as well as assisting university faculty to develop and teach global learning courses. The responsibilities of this position will include: coordinating and leading library instructional activities; creating instructional materials in print and online; providing research assistance to students and faculty; engaging in outreach activities within the university and community-at-large; assessing the resource needs of Global Learning faculty; and, planning and implementing workshops and programs related to Global Learning. This librarian will work with the various subject liaisons in the collection development process to select global learning, resources and materials. The position also calls for engagement with both the FIU and local, national, and international communities.
Some evenings and weekends may be required. As a library faculty member, the Global Learning Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Participates in providing reference and information services including library instruction.
- Coordinates and conducts library instruction.
- Creates instructional materials in print and online.
- Provides research assistance to students and faculty.
- Engages in outreach activities within the university and the community-at-large.
- Assesses the library resource and service needs of the Global Learning faculty.
- Plans and implements workshops and programs related to Global Learning focusing on library resources.
- Participates in the collection development process focusing on cross-disciplinary materials appropriate, or relevant to global learning.
- ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.
- 3 years or more experience as an academic librarian.
- Experience in Reference and Library Instruction.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty and staff in curricular and co-curricular development.
- Demonstrated ability to excel as a team member in a collaborative interdisciplinary working environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience planning and implementing community engagement and outreach activities.
- Familiarity with and a strong interest in global dynamics and perspectives.
- Familiarity with, or experience using International government documents.
Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank is competitive based on qualifications and experience; salary range, $50,000 – $60,000.
About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.
Review of Applications: Continues until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 506794 at careers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file. All inquiries should be directed to Shawn Tonner, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at email@example.com . To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by MARCH 31, 2014 Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.
Associate Director of Scholarly Resources Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections The University of Texas at Austin
The Associate Director of Scholarly Resources will play a central role in an exciting transformational project: leading the premier library of Latin American and Latino collections in building a world-class research institution that is fully integrated with the activities essential to Latin American studies, in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The Associate Director will serve as the Collection’s lead bibliographer and public face, representing the Benson in relation to the University of Texas Libraries, university administration, donors and the broader community of library users and collaborators worldwide. S/he will be responsible for directing collection development in a dynamic context, where traditional research library acquisitions and increased emphasis on the collection of rare and unique materials intersect with rapidly expanding opportunities for post-custodial digital archiving. The transformation will also reflect a close, mutually beneficial relationship between LLILAS and the Benson around shared core objectives: engaging scholars of Latin America in advancing archival projects, opening innovative paths for putting scholarly resources at the service of research, with a special emphasis on our pioneering digital scholarship initiatives, and making the Collection central to the mission of teaching Latin American studies throughout the University. Finally, the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources will help the Benson achieve one of the essential goals of a great public university: opening our doors to the broader community of Central Texas and beyond, working with LLILAS to forge an exemplary public engagement program focused on Latin America in hemispheric perspective.
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, created in 2011 by the partnership of two venerable institutions, employs about 34 full time professional staff, dedicated to the operations of both units, with an increasing number positioned in the collaborative “LLILAS Benson” space. We are endowed with a budget of roughly $4 million, one-third of which corresponds to Benson staff and acquisitions, managed by the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources. He or she will form part of the LLILAS Benson Leadership Team, consisting of the Director, three other Associate Directors (Public Programs, Student Programs, and Development) and the LLILAS Benson Chief of Staff.
Please click here to apply for this position.
For more information, please contact:
Heather Gatlin, Chief of Staff, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections Charlie Hale, Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System is now seeking candidates for their Diversity Librarian Residency Program. The residency will provide entry level librarians from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship.
This is a two-year Residency Program designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of new librarians, providing a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an area of specialization. With a home base in College Library, the library with primary service to undergraduates, the Resident will perform a variety of duties including reference, instruction, and collection development. This position will be supervised by the Outreach Librarian, with general oversight by the Director of College Library, and will be provided with an inspiring mentor during the two years. During the first year the supervisor will work with the Resident on developing a personal professional development plan in an area of interest. Additional projects and placement in a library or department that meets that interest will be developed for the second year. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session or paper on a project fulfilled during the Residency. The Library will also encourage professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance. Additionally, the General Library System will ensure that the Resident receives additional training in the areas of management and supervision.
- Master’s degree in library/information science (ALA accredited)
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
- Willingness to participate in library and university committees
- Knowledge of reference, instruction, and collection development
- Self starter who is eager to contribute to the profession.
Salary : $42,000 with an excellent benefits package
About UW Madison
The UW-Madison has the 11th largest research library collection in North America, according to a survey by the Association of Research Libraries. The campus is served by Memorial Library, the largest library in Wisconsin, as well as numerous subject, professional and special purpose libraries. College Library is a heavily used, dynamic environment that supports both the academic and recreational interests of students and includes a café, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, a large computer lab and 24-hour service five nights a week during regular semester sessions.
The campus library collections include more than 7.3 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history. In addition, there are more than 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items, and hundreds of thousands of government documents, maps, musical scores, audiovisual materials and other items housed in libraries across campus. Nearly 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.
For consideration please submit a resume and cover letter to Nancy Graff Schultz, Associate Director for Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014. Applicant’s cover letter should address what interests them in Academic librarianship and how they would take advantage of a two year residency program. Please indicate some areas of academic librarianship you would like to pursue.
UW Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Research and Instruction Librarian
The Latin American Library
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at The Latin American Library (LAL). The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with collection development, outreach, and reference to ensure that the Latin American Library maintains and builds upon the high level of collections and user services for which it is renowned.
The Latin American Research and Instruction Librarian develops reference services and instructional programs for the Latin American Library in consultation with the Director. S/he combines advanced academic research expertise, information fluency, instruction and outreach with collection development in Latin American Studies. With LAL librarians, s/he serves as liaison to relevant campus faculty, departments and programs, seeking ways to engage students and faculty with library collections, and coordinates activities with other library instruction programs on campus. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian also shares collection development duties including management of the book budget for Latin American Studies. S/he serves on library committees and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MA or its equivalent and advanced degree in a relevant subject area; or advanced degree in a relevant subject area and substantial professional experience in an academic library; excellent command of Spanish and English, spoken and written; substantial knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America; familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies; excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a proven record of working well in a team and with the public. This position will be expected to keep abreast of research trends in Latin American Studies, develop expertise in emerging technologies, and participate in innovative library projects.
Preferred: Knowledge of Portuguese.
Salary/Benefits: Rank and salary commensurate with experience, minimum Librarian I; benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. Founded in 1924, Tulane’s Latin American Library is one of the foremost collections of Latin American research materials in the world and one of only three stand-alone Latin American research collections in United States universities. The Library houses more than 480,000 volumes, including over 600 current periodical subscriptions, a growing number of electronic resources, and an impressive collection of over 14,000 rare printed materials, over 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts, including original post-contact Mesoamerican painted manuscripts, 2,000 rubbings of Maya relief sculpture, an archive with over 56,000 images, maps, and other special collections. While the Library continues to emphasize its traditional strengths in Mesoamerican history, anthropology and archaeology, it has major holdings relevant to all other social science and humanities disciplines and the entire region, particularly the circum-Caribbean. Throughout the academic year the LAL has a lively schedule of exhibits, invited speakers and other special events that highlight the library’s collections. For more on the Library’s collections, services and programs visit http://lal.tulane.edu/
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.
Position number: 002574
The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative Librarian in the Education and Outreach department of the Otto G. Richter Library. The Education and Outreach Librarian act as liaison and subject specialist for departments primarily include History, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures. The Librarian specializes in information literacy, outreach, collection development, departmental liaison activities, and information, technology and research assistance for the University community in assigned subjects and areas of responsibility.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.
POSITION: Reporting to the Head of Education and Outreach, the Education and Outreach Librarian specializes in information literacy, outreach; collection development; departmental liaison activities; and information, technology, and research assistance for the University community in assigned subjects and areas of responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Participate as a departmental liaison for faculty and students in designated departments to meet the expectations of the faculty and students as well as develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.
- Develop resources and implement classes and workshops in real and virtual environments to provide multiple opportunities for teaching critical information literacy skills and library resources. Encourage and develop partnerships and collaborations with faculty when possible.
- Participate in the curation of physical and virtual exhibits utilizing all library resources.
- Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources and services.
- Work collaboratively and communicate timely and effectively with University of Miami faculty, students, staff and administrators.
- Provide subject based consultations and develop and revise print and digital resources in support of a department and subject area.
- Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop, provide and evaluate information, technology, research, and instruction activities and assistance geared towards and appealing to the faculty and the varying interests and learning styles of today’s students.
- Select, assess, and manage collections and resources in designated subject areas.
- Participate as the Education and Outreach Liaison for the Libraries’ special collections for relevant subject areas.
- Monitor budgets, evaluate usage, and make collection development decisions to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University community. Work collaboratively with the Director of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication.
- Supervise or direct library and student assistants.
- Keep abreast of relevant literature and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship, information technology, instructional technology, and scholarly communication, with particular emphasis on information and reference service, information literacy and instruction, collection development, and assigned subjects and disciplines.
- Network, collaborate and actively participate in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding information and reference service, information literacy and instruction, collection development, and/or assigned subjects and disciplines.
- Represent and promote the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate.
- Serve on/participate in University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
- Serve on library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
- ALA accredited master’s degree or equivalent
- A minimum of two years of academic library work experience
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
- Educational background in a social science subject is preferred
- Experience providing in-person and online reference, instruction.
- Collection development experience. Collection development in the social sciences areas is preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students.
- Commitment to user-centered library service and the promotion of literacy skills.
- Ability to work independently and in teams in a dynamic changing environment.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to initiate, manage and implement projects communicating results effectively.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge with assessment strategies.
- Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population.
- A commitment to the importance of excellence in teaching and scholarship.
- The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with staff, faculty, and University administration.
- Strong commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
- Skill in developing, organizing, and maintaining print and digital information resources.
- Ability to positively represent and promote the interests of the Libraries in the community.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:
Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.