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2 Positions at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College

Art Assistant Digital Curator (part time) 
http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/Art_Program_Assistant_Digital_Curator_2016.pdfhttp://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/Art_Program_Assistant_Digital_Curator_2016.pdf
Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
Job Opening: Art Assistant Digital Curator (part time)
Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives, Hunter College, Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, Rm. 122, New York, NY
Schedule: Flexible, 19-20hr work week
Start Date: Available immediately Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Commensurate with work experience, salary history and falls within established university guidelines.
Assignments & Supervision: The Art Assistant Digital Curator position will report to the Digital Archivist regarding the enhancement and development of digital assets pertaining to archival art collections.
Art Program Assistant Digital Curator duties and responsibilities:
1. Curation of the Centro Digital Art Humanities Exhibitions.
2. Evaluate and update metadata of digital assets from current and past travelling exhibitions.
3. Selects and prioritizes the Centro art collections to be transferred to a digital format.
4. Oversees and assists with the digitization of art works in coordination with Centro staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Art and or art/history background and knowledge, specifically, knowledge of Puerto Rican visual art and artists.
• Proficiency in the use of applications including experience with content management systems and/or databases, descriptive metadata and editing software including Adobe Photoshop.
• Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
• Skill in the appropriate handling of museum-quality artwork and/or artifacts.
• Demonstrated art research skills.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu The subject line of the email should read: Art Assistant Digital Curator Telephone queries: 212-396-7879.
Digital Projects Coordinator
http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/Digital_Projects_Coordinator_2016b.pdfhttp://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/Digital_Projects_Coordinator_2016b.pdf
Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Job Opening: Digital Projects Coordinator (Full time equivalent)
Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, East Building, 68th ST & Lexington Ave
Schedule: Mon-Friday, 35 hour work week
Start Date: Available immediately Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Salary range: 36,400-40,300 commensurate with work experience,
salary history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part time funding sources). Limited fringe benefits available.
Assignments & Supervision: Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Work under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.
Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the implementation of assigned digital projects.
• Contribute to the development of digital collections. • Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
• Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to supervisors and staff.
• Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
• Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.
• Responsible for technical aspects of digital project outcomes.
Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture with special emphasis on knowledge of digital humanities regarding Puerto Ricans in the United States and an excellent grasp on information in Puerto Rican studies including digital based resources desired.
• A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered such as a Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ experience involving digitization in a library, archives, or museum environment.
• Experience with digitizing archival material.
• Knowledge of format and encoding standards such as METS, MODS, EAD, TIFF, JP2.Proven ability to learn new technologies and adaptability to master and manage multiple workflows.
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communications in both English and Spanish, meticulous and accurate recordkeeping, track record of meeting deadlines consistently.
• Experience with databases and software, including content management systems such as Collective Access and intranet/document management systems such as SharePoint.
• Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation issues and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
• Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu . The subject line of the email should read: Digital Projects Coordinator. Telephone queries: 212-396-7879
About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu
Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country.

Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in divisional projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops on digital research tools and resources
  • Provides in-depth research consultation services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.
  • This position reports to the Director of Collections.

 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go tohttp://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74616

Application deadline (extended): October 5, 2016

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

Job posting P16-43669

Digital Humanities Librarian, University of New Mexico

0835496
Digital Humanities Librarian
Faculty – Open Rank
Digital Humanities Librarian
University Libraries
99
Negotiable
UNM Main Campus (Abq)
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Digital Humanities Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication. This is a full-time, 12-month position with faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date is November 1, 2016. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications, with full benefits.

The Digital Humanities Librarian will provide specialized reference, consulting and project development services to humanities students, faculty, and researchers at UNM. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and throughout New Mexico to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. This position will also serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist for English, and as a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication unit, they will contribute to digital collections and access initiatives. The Digital Humanities Librarian will keep current with emerging research and instructional tools and technologies. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

Position Description

  • Provides individual digital scholarship research consultations for humanities students and faculty. Evangelizes these services to the humanities academic departments.
  • Conducts presentations, class instruction and workshops on topics related to digital humanities.
  • Evaluates existing tools and technologies, and investigates emerging technologies to identify potential uses in humanities research.
  • Prototypes demonstration projects and/or implements tools for use by others.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Library and the humanities academic departments to develop and promote digital scholarship services for the arts and humanities.
  • Works on selected DISC digital collections projects and digital initiatives. Works on collaborative initiatives with the Center for Southwest Research, Latin American Collections, Indigenous Nations Library Program and Research Data Services.
  • Provides end user support for selected digital library resources and services hosted by the University Libraries.
  • Serves as subject specialist for English, performing consultation, instruction and collection development.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May teach a credit course in the UL&LS Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program.

    UNM faculty must meet requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent.
  • 1 year of experience with one or more digital humanities research tools and methods, such as text mining, scholarly encoding, data visualization, digital mapping, image analysis, or augmented reality.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies across a variety of arts and humanities disciplines, including data visualization tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in core web technologies and standards: JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working with primary sources and conducting archival research.
  • Familiarity with scholarly publishing issues, such as copyright and open access.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
07-29-2016
08-31-2016
Open Until Filled
Faculty Profile
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of References (Faculty/Exec)
Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment.

Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, at lboetger@unm.edu

Faculty
Competitive
http://library.unm.edu/
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Exempt
unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88391

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian to join a responsive and high impact area studies program which strongly supports research and teaching at the University. The Middle East Studies collection is relevant and distinctive, reflecting the prominence of the University’s Middle East Studies Center and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian is a critical partner for these dynamic programs and leads the Libraries’ engagement and collection building in these areas to advance discovery and learning in a globalized, information-rich environment.

Full position description here

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

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

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

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

 Responsibilities Include:

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

 

Qualifications:

¨      Advanced degree strongly preferred

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

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

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

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

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

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

¨      Management experience and demonstrated leadership capacity.

 

Other Information:

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Information:

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Other Information:

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

HLAS Editorial Assistant (2 vacancies)

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

Librarian (Editorial Assistant)

Library of Congress

Agency contact information

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Open – Permanent

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

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

  • Salary Range

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

  • Series & Grade

    GS-1410-07/07

  • Promotion Potential

    07

  • Supervisory Status

    No

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

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

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

The position description number for this position is 346124.

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

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

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Qualifications

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

Knowledge of editorial processes and procedures**

Knowledge of library processes and procedures**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish or Portuguese**

Ability to perform liaison duties

Ability to attend to details

Ability to use online computer technology and software applications

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

 

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Archivist, Cuban Heritage Collection

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

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

 

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

Librarian Position at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,

Tulane University

Job No.                                 IRC9646

Job Title                 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Location                 New Orleans, LA, US

Organization Name     Howard Tilton Library

Posting Summary

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Education

  • MLS or MUS from an ALA-accredited program

Preferred Qualifications

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

How To Apply

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

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

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

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

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