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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.

 

 

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian, Columbia University

Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Cornell University Library (2CUL)

Download pdf description here.

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will have:

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

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

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

 Experience in instruction and research support services;

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

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

To apply for this position please visit the following link:

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

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

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

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

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

Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


		

Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Visiting Latin American and Caribbean Collection Librarian

Visiting Assistant University Librarian

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) department at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an experienced Visiting Librarian with Spanish language fluency for the period June 7 to December 19, 2014. The Visiting LACC Librarian is primarily responsible for managing daily operations, and representing the LACC to patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. The successful candidate will work closely with the LACC Head to oversee public service functions, assist in staff and student supervision, and assure the proper management of collections and services. Responsibilities focus on reference, circulation, serials control, and preservation. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Visiting LACC Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until May 22, 2014, and review of applications will begin upon receipt.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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