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Library of Congress: Librarian in the African, Latin American & Western European Division (ALAWE), Iberia/Rio Office Section

The vacancy announcement for a Librarian (GS-9 with promotion potential to GS-13) in the African, Latin American & Western European Division (ALAWE), Iberia/Rio Office Section is now posted at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401504100. Details of the announcement from the Library of Congress’s webpage are listed below.

Librarian (Vacancy #: 150040)
GS-1410-09 — Library Services (African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate) — $52,668.00 – $68,465.00
Opening Date: Apr 21, 2015
Closing Date: May 11, 2015

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

Application Information

Librarian (Reference Hispanic Division) Library of Congress

Librarian (Reference Hispanic Division) (Vacancy #: 150018)
GS-1410-09 — Library Services (Hispanic Division of the Collection and Services Directorate) — $52,668.00 – $68,465.00
Opening Date: Mar 10, 2015
Closing Date: Apr 13, 2015

Those interested should apply via USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/396461200

Job Title:Librarian (Reference Hispanic Division)

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:150018

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to Monday, April 13, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Open – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Librarian (Reference Hispanic Division) position reports to the Division Chief of the Hispanic Division of the Collection and Services Directorate of Library Services.

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

The position description number for this position is 12535.

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.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS


DUTIES:

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Manages the development and growth of library collections. Solicits information and recommends acquisitions of new materials for collections. Develops the reference collections and the general collections, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic), emphasizing projects that focus on filling major gaps in the collections. Reviews collections on a continual basis for correcting deficiencies, updating, rearranging, weeding, arrearage reduction, and shipment to off-site storage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Maintains special files of information on subjects of recurring or emerging interest as indicated by popular, political, or scholarly trends. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on legal copyright constraints and the preservation needs of the material. Identifies items in the collection that need special housing, preservation, and/or special handling. Ensures the security and the appropriate handling of the collections, as well as assuring their safe transport. Cooperates with scholarly and library associations relevant to the collection development activities of the organization. Utilizes acquisition and collection development procedures, policies, and responsibilities and regularly reports on collection development trends and activities. Resolves problems involving user access, online database use, and collection policy questions. Understands current and public policy issues in the area of expertise to develop collections that anticipate researcher inquiries and demands.

Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunications networks, and cooperative arrangements. Answers questions directly, or guides patrons to resources that include books, photographs, published and unpublished audio and video recordings, archival materials, electronic database information, digital materials, electronic journals, and bibliographic citations. Instructs patrons how to find relevant information. Provides assistance to patrons in searching library databases, on-line resources, and other information resources. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Prepares analytical bibliographies, monographs, guides, and studies, including electronic finding aids. Accepts referrals from within the library involving authority work and bibliographic records in area(s) of expertise.

Selects and recommends appropriate titles in all formats, and prepares and justifies requests for major purchases, recommends replacement of missing materials, and monitors approval plans as required.

Under the direction of the Division Chief, and the Head of the Reading Room, maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization. Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Provides reference, research advisory, and instructional service to individuals and groups who come to the Library or who reach it through other means. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize collections and services. Meets with researchers, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format. Develops and maintains collegial relationships with librarians within and outside the organization and maintains close liaisons with scholarly associations.

Conducts extensive and intensive research. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Presents information in the form of descriptive reports and memoranda. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests or inquiries from a variety of sources. Advises researchers in research methodologies. Develops files, bibliographies, finding aids, and other sources. Monitors and reports on trends such as those involving scholarship and collections use.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

Knowledge of the language and cultures of Spain or Portugal or Latin America and other countries where Spanish or Portuguese spoken. **

Knowledge of research materials and collections, in a variety of formats, required for the study of Spain or Portugal and other countries where Spanish or Portuguese is spoken. **

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish or Portuguese. **

Ability to provide reference, information, and library operation services.

Ability to utilize computer technology.

 

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Head of Special Collections, University of Houston (Revised)

Head of Special Collections, University of Houston (Revised)

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 position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Appointment to an endowed professorship is possible for a candidate with an exceptional record of scholarly productivity and professional engagement.

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

Preferred –

  • Record of successful external grant activities 
  • Background in rare books

Salary:  $96,000 to $100,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience.  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 (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/).

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 at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

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 at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions .  The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/).  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 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li…).

For additional information, including information about Houston’s flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/.  For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

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

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

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

 

 

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Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian, Brigham Young University (BYU)

Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian

Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

The mission of this position is to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in Latin American and Iberian Area Studies; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; 3) develop and manage collections for the library in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies, as well as Spanish and Portuguese cultures, languages, and literature worldwide; and 4) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment.  Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5741

 Review of applications will begin March 16, 2015.

Undergraduate Success Librarian (subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies)

San Diego State University – Library Faculty Position

Undergraduate Success Librarian with additional responsibilities as a subject liaison to Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will coordinate library instruction for undergraduate writing courses and develop programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students.

In addition to participating as a general reference librarian, the Undergraduate Success Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation; developing and implementing instructional programs and materials; maintaining and building library collections; and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies. As a faculty member, the Undergraduate Success Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as
needed.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with a yearly salary range of $58,044-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 9, 2015. Anticipated start date is early summer 2015.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/28715.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Head Bibliographer, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection

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

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

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

Head, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Assistant University or Associate University Librarian

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

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

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

Processing Archivist, Princeton University Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

University of Houston, Head of Special Collections (Revised)

Note: This posting has been revised. Please see the most updated post here: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/head-special-collections

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Qualifications:  Required –

• American Library Association accredited Master’s degree

• Management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions

• Experience in special collections and/or archives

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

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

• Demonstrated success in the stewardship of donors

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

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

 

Preferred –

• Record of successful external grant activities

• Background in rare books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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