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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

Mexican Imprints Cataloguer, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

The John Carter Brown Library is seeking applications for an eighteen month position to prepare original cataloging records for 17th and 18th century Mexican imprints in the Library’s Spanish American imprints collection.

Responsibilities include:

1. Rare Book Cataloging:

  • Creates descriptive cataloging records using the Resource Description & Access (RDA) and the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials/Books (DCRM/B) standards
  • Assigns call numbers according to the Library’s local classification system
  • Decides on appropriate access points based on national standards such as The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and local practices
  • Codes the record according to the Machine Readable Cataloging  (MARC) 21 Format for input into both WorldCat, the world’s largest public access catalog, and Brown University’s local catalog  (Josiah)

2. Creating Name Authority Records

  • Establishes the correct form of the name by checking standard national biographical dictionaries, general and special biographical works, and encyclopedias
  • Creates  an authority record with appropriate cross-references based on RDA and guidelines found in the NACO Participants’ Manual
  • Contributes those records to the National Authority File (NAF) through the Name Authority Cooperative Program  (NACO)

3. Book Stamping

  • Stamps all books (and plates within those books) with a mark of ownership using indelible ink and based on local guidelines

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
  • 2-3 years of rare book cataloging experience within a bibliographic utility such as OCLC
  • Knowledge of appropriate cataloging standards such as RDA and DCRM/B
  • Familiarity with NACO authority work
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work cooperatively

Other Qualifications:

  • In addition to the qualifications listed above, some knowledge of colonial Mexican history would be desirable.
  • The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

 

About the Library:

The John Carter Brown Library is one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. An independent research library established in 1846 and located since 1904 on the campus of Brown University, it is renowned for its collection of books, maps, and manuscripts related to the history of the Americas from the arrival of Europeans c. 1492 to the independence movements of the late-eighteenth and early- nineteenth centuries. It also houses a highly regarded fellowship program that attracts between 30 and 40 scholars from around the world each year; an ever-expanding digitization program, with ambitions to become even better connected to today’s dynamic environment of digital scholarship; a world-class curatorial staff, with professional expertise in the fields the library serves; cutting-edge academic programming; and an intimate and elegant research environment that is the envy of its peers.

To Apply:

Please apply to the Rare Books Cataloger for Mexican Imprints – John Carter Brown Library (REQ123648) through Brown University’s career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Rare-Books-Cataloger-for-Mexican-Imprints—John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ123648

Documents should include a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Associate Editor, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

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

Open date: March 18th, 2016

Next review date: April 15th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: May 13th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

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

Latin American and Iberian Studies Position at UCSB

https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00690
Open date: March 10th, 2016
Next review date: March 29th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

The University of California Santa Barbara seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in scholarship and teaching by developing research collections and facilitating access to scholarly information resources in Latin American/Iberian Studies and Spanish/Portuguese Studies. The successful candidate will actively engage and build relationships with campus scholarly communities in the assigned areas, serving as an expert resource to support traditional and emerging research practices and curricular development.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of the Area Studies Department, the Latin American/Iberian Studies Librarian enhances research, teaching, and learning by shaping the library’s general and distinctive research collections in Latin American/Iberian studies and related interdisciplinary areas; contributes to the library’s general reference services and instructional programs; provides specialized instructional sessions and research services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the assigned areas, including consultation on scholarly communication issues and new methodologies and practices in digital scholarship; works collaboratively with the library’s data services team including curators and librarians to support evolving needs of relevant user communities in conducting data-intensive research; advocates, promotes, and contributes to the library’s new services in digital scholarship; and builds and sustains trusted relationships with key campus constituencies to further the library’s strategic goals and advance the research, teaching, and service mission of the university.

Collection development and access responsibilities include selection, assessment, and life-cycle management of scholarly information resources that support scholarship and teaching in Latin American/Iberian studies, including resources in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as in English and other languages. Through responsible stewardship of collection funds allocated to the assigned areas, the incumbent ensures maximum effectiveness of the library’s investment in collections in order to provide the greatest value for successful research and learning outcomes. Recognizing the unique strength of interdisciplinary scholarship on the UC Santa Barbara campus, the incumbent works collaboratively with subject librarians in related areas to develop scholarly collections and provide access to resources that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and support new fields of inquiry. In partnership with curators in Special Research Collections, the incumbent contributes to developing distinctive physical and digital collections and integrating the library’s rich primary source materials into campus curricula in the relevant subject areas. The Latin American/Iberian Studies Librarian participates in the library’s Humanities Collection Group and the Area, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Collection Group and contributes to area-specific consortial activities of the UC Libraries.

UC Santa Barbara librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning, governance, and shared decision making. Advancement is partially based on professional contribution beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, such contribution to the campus, UC system, and profession.

Qualifications
Required:
•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science;
•Graduate-level study, or equivalent experience, in a field directly relevant to Latin American and Iberian studies;
•Research-level knowledge of Latin American and Iberian literature and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences;
•Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers engaged in topics relating to Latin American/Iberian studies;
•Fluency in Spanish, and strong reading knowledge of Portuguese;
•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
•Excellent interpersonal, analytical, assessment, problem solving, and project management skills;
•Ability to work collaboratively with diverse campus communities, and with library staff from diverse cultural backgrounds in a dynamic and complex organization;
•Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service.

Preferred:
•Advanced degree in Latin American studies;
•Three years of experience in Latin American/Iberian studies librarianship;
•Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues;
•Experience conducting or supporting digital scholarship and data-intensive research;
•Experience with teaching in a library or academic setting.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.
The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:
•This position will remain open until filled with primary consideration of applications received by March 29, 2016.
•Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00690.
•Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants.
•For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or ryan.george@ucsb.edu.
•Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location

Santa Barbara, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/

Requirements

Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

References

2-3 references required (contact information only)

How to apply

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

 

Latin American Studies Librarian position, Northwestern Univ.

The Northwestern University Libraries seek an energetic, user-focused librarian for the newly created position of Librarian for Latin American Studies. Reporting through the Research & Learning Services (RLS) Work Group within the User Services Council, the successful candidate will work as one of a team of librarians engaged in research, instructional, and collection development services in support of teaching and research needs in the university’s interdisciplinary field of Latin American Studies, and in related fields based on the strategic priorities of the campus community and/or the library. The specific programmatic needs will be defined in the larger context of the university’s emerging emphasis on global studies.

See the full position description and instructions to apply here: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/node/11688

Librarian/Cataloger, South America Section, Library of Congress

Librarian (Vacancy #: 150259)
GS-1410-09 — Library Services (African, Latin American, and Western European Division (ALAWE), Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA)) — $52,668.00 – $68,465.00
Opening Date: Dec 11, 2015
Closing Date: Jan 5, 2016

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisitions specialist and the cataloger. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

 

More details on the posting are below at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423828100.

 

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

Job Announcement Number:  150259

 

SALARY RANGE:

$52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 11, 2015 to Tuesday, January 5, 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 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.

Digital Scholarship Coordinator – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) and the College of Liberal Arts invite applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Coordinator at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The incumbent in this position partners with faculty to promote the use of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and research at UT Austin, with a focus on Latin American Studies. In addition to overseeing the LLILAS Benson digital scholarship program, the incumbent will regularly collaborate with other LLILAS staff, with librarians and archivists from the Benson Collection and UTL, and with faculty to advance our digital initiatives and to think strategically about the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and technology in teaching and scholarship at The University of Texas.

The job posting with full details may be found here:

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