Tuesday October 21st 2014




‘Job & Internship Opportunities’ Archives

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 .




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:


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



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.


Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures Librarian, UC San Diego

Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

The position will report primarily to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program, with additional assigned responsibilities in the Collection Development & Management Program and the Reference & Research Advisory Services Program.

  • The Academic Liaison Program aims to integrate information services and competencies within academic programs in support of UC San Diego’s teaching and research activities.
  • The Collection Development & Management Program supports and advances the University’s mission by selecting, managing, and preserving information resources across all relevant disciplines, and providing our primary user community with access to what they need, when and where they need it, and in the form most useful to them.
  • The Reference & Research Advisory Services Program strives to provide reference and research support; enable learners to become effective, efficient, and ethical information users;  and encourage self-directed inquiry.

Responsibilities of the Position

The UC San Diego Library seeks a highly motivated librarian to serve as the subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies, including liaison service to the Latin American Studies (LAS) Program and affiliated programs; collection development in Latin American Studies, Latin American History and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. The Latin American Studies program at UC San Diego is an internationally renowned and multidisciplinary program that offers courses and advanced degrees in academic departments across the social sciences and humanities. The LAS community includes affiliated research units such as the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, and the Institute of the Americas. Additionally, the Literature Department offers a number of upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish literature which would offer potential opportunities for course-integrated instruction and for liaison with faculty and students. Library holdings are strong in Latin American history and politics, with a particular emphasis on Mexico, along with elections policy and data for all of Latin America.  The Library acquires significant amounts of history and social science material on the Andean countries and Central America, especially pertaining to migration, women, ethnicity, and popular movements, and selects fairly broadly (in both English and Spanish) in the anthropology, sociology, visual arts, music and literature of Latin America. The incumbent will:

  • Collaborate within the Academic Liaison Program to develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
  • Actively engage with faculty and students in LAS; serve as the primary contact for consultation on research and educational needs; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
  • Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library; the LAS program; affiliated programs and research units; and other departments and programs as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information and data literacies within LAS curricular and research programs.
  • Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for LAS faculty and students.
  • Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for assigned subject areas.
  • Develop and maintain collections in Latin American Studies, Latin American Literature, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. Collaborate within the Collection Development and Management Program on selection in overlapping subjects such as linguistics, art, and folklore; and other related subjects as assigned.
  • Serve as the primary Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures specialist for research assistance, as well as provide general reference services both in person and virtually.
  • Conduct training and facilitate communications about Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature resources to other reference providers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Excellent command of Spanish and English, spoken and written.
  • Substantial knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America.
  • High degree of initiative in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in assigned subject areas.
  • Familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies.
  • Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess campus curricular and research needs and to build matching collections.
  • Experience in collection development, reference and instructional services in an academic or research library.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree and/or academic work experience related to Latin America or Iberia.
  • Knowledge of Portuguese.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel.

Salary:  Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date:  Application consideration begins April 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Submit applications to:


Please provide the following: 

  • A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:


AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Global Learning Librarian, FIU – Search Extended


Global Learning Librarian

Florida International University

The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented library professional for the new position, Global Learning Librarian. The Global Learning for Global Citizenship Initiative is the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan for undergraduate education. The plan involves a graduation requirement that all students take at least two of the nearly 140 global learning courses housed across all academic departments. The Global Learning Librarian is expected to provide leadership, creativity, and vision to help enhance and develop the library’s critical role in the success of this exciting initiative.


Reporting to the Head of Information and Research Services at Green Library, the Global Learning Librarian will serve as liaison to the Office of Global Learning Initiatives and its faculty. The position involves coordinating and supporting library faculty in meeting the needs of global learning students, as well as assisting university faculty to develop and teach global learning courses. The responsibilities of this position will include: coordinating and leading library instructional activities; creating instructional materials in print and online; providing research assistance to students and faculty; engaging in outreach activities within the university and community-at-large; assessing the resource needs of Global Learning faculty; and, planning and implementing workshops and programs related to Global Learning. This librarian will work with the various subject liaisons in the collection development process to select global learning, resources and materials. The position also calls for engagement with both the FIU and local, national, and international communities.

Some evenings and weekends may be required. As a library faculty member, the Global Learning Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Participates in providing reference and information services including library instruction.
  • Coordinates and conducts library instruction.
  • Creates instructional materials in print and online.
  • Provides research assistance to students and faculty.
  • Engages in outreach activities within the university and the community-at-large.
  • Assesses the library resource and service needs of the Global Learning faculty.
  • Plans and implements workshops and programs related to Global Learning focusing on library resources.
  • Participates in the collection development process focusing on cross-disciplinary materials appropriate, or relevant to global learning.

    Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS.
  • 3 years or more experience as an academic librarian.
  • Experience in Reference and Library Instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty and staff in curricular and co-curricular development.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel as a team member in a collaborative interdisciplinary working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience planning and implementing community engagement and outreach activities.

    Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with and a strong interest in global dynamics and perspectives.
  • Familiarity with, or experience using International government documents.

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank is competitive based on qualifications and experience; salary range, $50,000 – $60,000.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Review of Applications: Continues until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 506794 at careers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file.  All inquiries should be directed to Shawn Tonner, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at shawn.tonner@fiu.edu . To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by MARCH 31, 2014  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

Rev. 12/13/2012

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