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Head Bibliographer, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Head Bibliographer. This position reports to the new LLILAS Benson Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, Julianne Gilland, who serves in the chief leadership role for the Benson. The Head Bibliographer leads collection development for the Benson, supervising the team of bibliographers and setting priorities for collection growth, working collaboratively and strategically with Benson librarians and special collections and digital scholarship professional staff.

The job posting with full details may be found here: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150105010084.

Head, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida

Head, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Assistant University or Associate University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Latin American studies professional interested in managing the University of Florida’s preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection and unit operations. The Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure track library faculty position, within the Special and Area Studies Collections department, responsible for overall management and collection development of the LACC, as well as the allocation of resources, and supervision and management of staff. Responsible for the selection of library materials, reference services, research consultations, and instruction in support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the first such research center in the United States. Promotes public awareness of LACC’s mission and resources, and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with library and academic faculty to establish collection management policies. Defines public and technical service goals, policies, and objectives. Manages the collection and all materials budgets. Works closely with the Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, to assign train, monitor, and evaluate LACC staff. Participates in fund raising and exhibits programs.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014. 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.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

Head, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) Assistant University or Associate University Librarian

Head, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) Assistant University or Associate University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Latin American studies professional interested in managing the University of Florida’s preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection and unit operations. The Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure track library faculty position, within the Special and Area Studies Collections department, responsible for overall management and collection development of the LACC, as well as the allocation of resources, and supervision and management of staff. Responsible for the selection of library materials, reference services, research consultations, and instruction in support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the first such research center in the United States. Promotes public awareness of LACC’s mission and resources, and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with library and academic faculty to establish collection
management policies. Defines public and technical service goals, policies, and objectives. Manages the collection and all materials budgets. Works closely with the Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, to assign train, monitor, and evaluate LACC staff. Participates in fund raising and exhibits programs.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html&k=4jKa%2FTnwiGN09jjjHkWdOw%3D%3D%0A&r=66%2FV8H8wt5xJdpHtpyW8dw%3D%3D%0A&m=oPOSNMK2NkwcN3c4ocZzDRV5wRB6kj2e5o7MyfiAISw%3D%0A&s=60fcf6f010e76ddf5c1b2c44581a5bea8836b4765608491c7f628cff7ef1f9a0.

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.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library

Job Requisition: 1400686
Job Title: Processing Archivist
Posting Site: Processing Archivist

Processing Archivist
Dean of Faculty Job Title: Associate Librarian / Librarian
Rare Books Department – Special Collections Cataloging Team
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5200 undergraduates, 2600 graduate students, 853 faculty, and visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, & extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a staff of more than 300 staff members working in a large central library, 9 branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Major Responsibilities
The Department of Rare Books & Special Collections seeks a service-oriented professional for the arrangement and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts Division. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute a major part of the position’s workload. U.S. historical collections are also significant. The Processing Archivist will participate in committee work. This position supervises student workers assigned to processing tasks & reports to the Special Collections Team Leader.

Essential Qualifications
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or advanced degree in an allied discipline with experience in archives or special collections; hands-on manuscripts processing experience, including application of standards for manuscript & archival description such as DACS, EAD, & EAC-CPF; familiarity with current developments in processing procedures, along with flexibility and adaptability in the context of conceptual & technological change; ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collegial team environment & to communicate effectively; good reading knowledge of Spanish, with demonstrated application in a library or research setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in training & supervision; technical services use of an integrated library system & a system such as Archivists’ Toolkit; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, & of metadata formats such as MODS and METS; knowledge of XSLT, XQuery or other scripting languages; advanced degree in Latin American studies, especially literature since the 1950s; good reading knowledge of other Western European languages relevant to the manuscript collections

Princeton offers competitive salaries & a comprehensive benefits program responsive to the needs of its diverse staff. The comprehensive benefits program includes health & life insurance coverage, pension benefits, flexible spending accounts, income protection in the event of short- and long-term disabilities, benefits for employee education, children’s tuition grants, as well as vacation, holidays, and personal days. This is a Full Time Position & may work evenings or weekend hours from time to time.

Review of applications will begin immediately & will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website & must include a resume, cover letter, & a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity & excellence of our academic community. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

University of Houston, Head of Special Collections

Link to job announcement

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.

Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu.

Responsibilities:  The University of Houston Libraries are seeking a progressive and forward thinking leader prepared to articulate a vision and direction for a growing special collections and archives that supports the University’s objectives of advancing research, improving student success, and increasing national recognition.  The Libraries’ Special Collections enhances the traditional strengths of a rare books and archives department with a growing number of contemporary collections that reflect the vitality and diversity of the City of Houston.  The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books.  The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits.  There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments.  The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee.  The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Qualifications:  Required –

• American Library Association accredited Master’s degree

• Management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions

• Experience in special collections and/or archives

• Understanding of processes and technologies for managing, providing access to, and preserving digitized and born digital materials

• Experience caring for archival and/or rare book collections, which may include physical and electronic formats

• Demonstrated success in the stewardship of donors

• Demonstrated innovative leadership in organizing resources (human, technical, and financial) to assure an efficient and effective organization

• Record of publication and professional engagement to support appointment to the rank of Librarian and an endowed professorship

 

Preferred –

• Record of successful external grant activities

• Background in rare books

Salary:  $88,000 to $92,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience.  Additional funding from the endowed professorship will be available.  Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information:  Special Collections was founded in 1968 and serves as the main teaching and research center for primary sources at the University of Houston. Special Collections holds over 7,000 linear feet of archival collections, approximately 105,000 rare books, and over 2,000 periodicals and 1,100 historical maps.  Collection strengths include Architecture and Planning; Contemporary Literature; Energy (oil and gas); Environmental Houston; Ethnic Houston; Hispanic Collections; Houston and Texas History; Houston Hip Hop; Performing Arts; University Archives; USS Houston and Military History; and the Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection, as well as rare books from medieval manuscripts to modern artists’ books.  Special Collections has active instruction and outreach programs and collaborates with other library departments in developing and presenting a growing collection of unique digitized materials.

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library.  The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff.  Additional information about the University Libraries is available here.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition.  Further information and the complete document are available here.  The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort.  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information:  The University of Houston comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities.

For additional information, including information about Houston’s flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please click here.  For information about housing and living in Houston.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Recruitment Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to:  dcamille@uh.edu .

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

 

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, Columbia University

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Cornell University Library (2CUL)

Download pdf description here.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is seeking applications for the position of Latin American & Iberian Studies (LAIS) Librarian. The LAIS Librarian is responsible for developing Latin American and Iberian Studies collections and research support services in an integrated and collaborative manner at Columbia University Libraries and at Cornell University Library (2CUL). The LAIS Librarian reports to the Director of the Global Studies division at Columbia and works closely with the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections at Cornell University Library. Both libraries have extensive, rich Latin American and Iberian Studies collections that support diverse and active communities of students, faculty, and scholars on their respective campuses and beyond.

The Librarian is responsible for building interdisciplinary collections in all formats from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal in Spanish, Portuguese, English and other relevant languages. The incumbent works in coordination with other subject specialist librarians on both campuses in the humanities, social sciences, and Global and Area Studies. The LAIS Librarian manages budgets and works closely with vendors and technical services units to acquire materials. The incumbent regularly assesses and evaluates the Latin American and Iberian Studies collections, making decisions on bibliographic access and preservation, and actively pursues the curation and development of digital resource collections.

Research support responsibilities include indepth reference and research consultations and instruction on use of the collection in support of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students, along with faculty and other researchers. The LAIS Librarian also develops online guides and uses a variety of communication tools to engage user communities and inform them about collections and services. The LAIS Librarian collaborates with instructional technology, scholarly communication, and digital program units within both libraries to advance Latin American and Iberian Studies education and digital scholarship. The LAIS Librarian is the\ primary library liaison to Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies, the Center for Brazilian Studies, the Center for Mexican Studies, the Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures; and Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program and Department of Romance Studies’ Spanish and Portuguese programs, in addition to several other departments, schools, institutes and centers with Latin American and/or Iberian subject interests.

The LAIS Librarian will represent Columbia and Cornell in appropriate regional, national, and international forums such as the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, the Latin American North East Library Consortium, the Latin American Studies Association, LAMP, and the Global Resources Network’s Latin Americanist Research Resources Project. In addition, the LAIS Librarian will be engaged in collaborative activities aligned with regional partnerships such as Borrow Direct and the Manhattan Research Library Initiative, MaRLI.

The successful candidate will have:

 Experience as a Latin American and Iberian Studies librarian, or a comparable combination of academic and professional experience;

 Accredited MLS and/or advanced degree in relevant subject area or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

 Familiarity with the history and major trends in scholarly publishing and research in Latin American and Iberian Studies, including digital information sources, and with vendors able to supply appropriate materials from a variety of sources;

 Experience in instruction and research support services;

 Excellent language skills in Spanish and an ability to read Portuguese. The ability to identify and work with materials in other languages relevant to Latin American and Iberian Studies is preferred;

 Excellent communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.

To apply for this position please visit the following link:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59669

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted before September 29, 2014 will receive priority consideration.

The Global Studies division of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services develops research collections from and about many regions of the world in a wide range of languages. We are responsible for collection development for Africa, Latin America and Iberia, Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Jewish Studies, and Middle East and Islamic Studies. Our staff of seven librarians provides research support for the numerous courses, programs and research initiatives that focus on different world regions, and on the study of global processes and topics. In addition to supporting students, faculty, and researchers in the Columbia community, our collections and librarians serve as preeminent resources for scholars beyond Columbia.

One of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services.

The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


		

Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian

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 – Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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: ulibhr@iupui.edu.

IUPUI University Library is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.

UT Austin – Archivist

Librarian I – Archivist

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,833+ depending on qualifications
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.

Additional Information

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, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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