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Librarian for Latin American Studies – Northwestern University

Librarian for Latin American Studies – Northwestern University

Special Collections Curator – University of Texas at Austin

Special Collections Curator
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Library
The University of Texas Libraries – The University of Texas at Austin

HAPI Internship

Site Description:

The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is an award-winning online bibliographic database which provides access to information from and about Latin America, the Caribbean basin, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the United States.  The index includes complete bibliographic citations and subject indexing for articles, book reviews, original literary works, documents, and other materials appearing in more than 590 leading scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities published in 33 countries throughout the world.  HAPI Online contains more than 295,000 records dating from 1970 through the present and grows at the rate of about 6,500 records per year.  HAPI has been available on the Web since July 1997. Current staffing includes four FTE Librarians, one full-time programmer, one part-time editorial assistant, one part-time student assistant, and thirty-seven off-campus volunteer contributors who provide most of the raw indexing data, as well as the services of the Latin American Institute’s Administrative Assistant, and Distribution office. We are located on the University of California, Los Angeles campus, in Bunche Hall.

Internship Opportunities:

We are looking for an intern who can work independently and collaboratively on the following projects. Some of these projects might be one quarter long, but there is potential for a multi-quarter approach if some of these projects take longer.  We are also open to a candidate taking on these projects over a series of quarters. Scheduling of projects will be discussed with individual candidates. Under the general direction of one of the Associate Editors you might work on the following available projects 1) create a version of our website for mobile users with the help of our site programmer, 2) develop a marketing strategy for potential subscribers in the U.S., 3) develop a usage survey for subscribers in Latin America and the Caribbean and start developing a marketing strategy for the region, 4) assist us in analyzing our journal content through bibliometrics and data visualization tools.

This internship pays $12.00/hr. Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills might be helpful for some of these projects. For more information about HAPI visit:
www.hapi.ucla.edu

Contact: ssilva@international.ucla.edu or orchid@ucla.edu

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Spanish and Latin American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek a Humanities Librarian for a tenure-track faculty position, serving as the Libraries’ subject specialist and liaison for the following academic units and their related disciplines:

  • Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Program in Latina/o Studies

Depending upon background and experience, the librarian may also be responsible for other departments such as Applied Linguistics or French and Francophone Studies.

Responsibilities: The Humanities Liaison Librarian serves with a team of seven other subject specialists in related fields, reports to the Head of the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library, and is responsible for the above subject areas in the following categories:

  • Collections content and access: Build, maintain, and assess collections in all media and formats to support research and teaching in assigned academic units.  Collaborate with librarians in related subject areas and libraries.
  • Reference and research: Provide consulting and mentoring for general and subject-specific research at all levels in person, at the Knowledge Commons and other key library service points, and in the virtual world via e-communications and social networking.
  • Teaching, learning and literacies: Design and deliver a program of library instruction that supports the curriculum of liaison academic units.  Participate in general information literacy initiatives supporting undergraduate education.
  • Liaison activities with assigned academic units: Participate in the intellectual life and operations of assigned academic units; engage with faculty and students as a colleague in both disciplinary activities and in library services.
  • Scholarly communications: Participate in digital humanities initiatives involving professional efforts for open access, digital publishing, copyright, and digital curation.
  • Research and Service: Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served.

Required Qualifications: Requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); relevant experience in collection development and public services at an academic or research library; proficiency with the Spanish language and knowledge of literature in Spanish; substantial academic background in one or more of the relevant disciplines; knowledge of current trends and methodologies in humanities research and scholarly communication; ability to work in a collaborative and service oriented environment; potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in one of the relevant disciplines; knowledge of Italian or Portuguese languages and literatures; experience in digital humanities projects.

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.  In its special “Paths to Professions” section on September 13, 2010, the Wall Street Journal published results of a survey of industry recruiting executives, with Penn State named the No. 1 overall institution in the nation for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired.  Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, Penn State is now among the top ten research libraries in North America.  A Penn State student survey completed in 2010 found overall student satisfaction with the Libraries to be at the top of its category.

The Libraries hold membership in ARL, OCLC, and CRL. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes, including more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system wide.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please www.libraries.psu.edu and www.cbicc.org.

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses) to: Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HUML-PSUA, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Applications and nominations may be sent to the search committee at the above address or to lap225@psu.edu. Please be sure and reference Box HUML-PSUA in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on May 11, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Librarian for Romance Languages and Latin American Studies (Dartmouth College)

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an innovative, service focused professional to join a collaborative team in Research & Instruction
Services, Baker-Berry Library, supporting faculty and students in the academic departments of French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese,
and interdisciplinary programs associated with Latin American studies. This librarian will provide liaison, education and collection
management services in support of research, teaching and learning at Dartmouth College in these selected fields. This librarian will also
play an active role in developing the Library’s education program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, Baker-Berry Library, this librarian provides
information, outreach, education, and collections services in a flexible and innovative environment as liaison to the departments of
French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, and interdisciplinary programs associated with Latin American studies. This librarian develops,
manages, and assesses print and digital collections in liaison areas to support research and teaching. S/he provides a full spectrum
of education and curricular support related to finding, evaluating, and using information in the humanities and social sciences. This
position reports 25% to the Director of the Library’s Education & Outreach program, assisting with program development for education
initiatives in the humanities and social sciences and across the College.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Advanced academic background in French, Italian or Spanish
language and literature preferred. Speaking skills in French, Italian or Spanish required. Reading skills in all three languages highly
preferred. Demonstrated experience with and enthusiasm in providing education services, a strong commitment to responsive and pro-
active user engagement, the ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines as well as excellent analytical, organizational, and
communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are essential.

RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary
is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care;
retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year,
coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the
arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of
responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is
one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million
volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment.
The Library’s mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting
excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and
dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as of March 12, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete
job description and to apply online go to: http://jobs.dartmouth.edu and refer to position # 011202.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women,
persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research and Instruction Librarian, Tulane University

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at The Latin American Library (LAL). The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with an interest in collection development, outreach, and reference to ensure that the Latin American Library maintains and builds upon the high level of collections and user services for which it is renowned.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Latin American Research and Instruction Librarian develops reference services and instructional programs for the Latin American Library in consultation with the Director. S/he combines research expertise, information fluency, instruction and outreach with collection development in Latin American Studies. With LAL bibliographers, s/he serves as liaison to relevant campus faculty, departments and programs, seeking ways to engage students and faculty with library collections, and coordinates activities with other library instruction programs on campus. The LAL Research and Instruction Librarian also shares collection development duties including management of the book budget for Latin American Studies. S/he serves on library committees and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MA or its equivalent and a degree in a relevant subject area; or advanced degree in a relevant subject area and professional experience in an academic library; excellent command of Spanish and/or Portuguese, spoken and written; knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America; familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Latin American and Iberian Studies; excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a proven record of working well in a team and with the public.

Salary/Benefits: Rank and salary commensurate with experience, minimum Librarian I; benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Environment

Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. Founded in 1924, Tulane’s Latin American Library is one of the foremost collections of Latin American research materials in the world and one of only three stand-alone Latin American research collections in United States universities. The Library houses more than 460,000 volumes, including over 500 current periodical subscriptions, a growing number of electronic resources, and an impressive collection of over 14,000 rare printed materials, over 4,000 linear feet of manuscripts, including 18 post-contact Mesoamerican painted manuscripts, 2,000 rubbings of Maya relief sculpture, an archive with over 54,000 images, maps and other special collections. While the Library continues to emphasize its traditional strengths in Mesoamerican history, anthropology and archaeology, it has major holdings relevant to all other social science and humanities disciplines and the entire region, particularly the circum-Caribbean. Throughout the academic year the LAL has a lively schedule of exhibits, invited speakers and other special events that highlight the library’s collections. For more on the Library’s collections, services and programs visit http://lal.tulane.edu/

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To ensure full consideration, applicants must supply a letter of application, resumé, and names with full contact information of at least three professional references via email to Andrea Bacino (abacino@tulane.edu) or mail to

Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Attn: Andrea Bacino
7001 Freret St. 2nd floor
New Orleans LA 70118

Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian at UIUC

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available:

Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The University Library seeks a dynamic individual to provide subject expertise and leadership for the interdisciplinary field of Latin American and Caribbean Studies with particular focus on the social sciences (e.g., history, anthropology, sociology). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supports undergraduate and graduate-level research and teaching on Latin American and Caribbean Studies through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a number of other departments and programs such as the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies. This position will contribute to the development of the Library’s new International and Area Studies Library, which provides support for research and teaching in a variety of areas including Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, East Asian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Global Studies, as well as Library-wide programs and initiatives. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,  the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, and related programs, and will work closely with faculty to establish collection priorities, develop and manage Latin American and Caribbean Studies collections, and provide information, instructional, and scholarly services related to these subject areas.

Position Description

Reporting to the Head of the International and Area Studies Library, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s suite of service activities, including: teaching and learning, research services, collection development, digital tools, scholarly communication activities, public engagement, and technical services. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian collaborates closely with the Librarian for Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, as well as with other librarians responsible for collecting materials in fields related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Specific duties include:

  • Serve as liaison to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, and related areas;
  • Provide reference, instruction and scholarly services to faculty and students with teaching and research interests related to Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Develop and maintain robust websites and other digital tools relevant to the subject area, and promote digital media and services;
  • Promote the ongoing development of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection in all areas except for languages and literature, including the Latin American Blanket Order (LABO) and domestic approval plans;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with dealers, content providers, exchange partners, libraries and other institutions connected with LAC Studies;
  • Contribute to cooperative collection development programs initiated by the community of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarians and the consortia in which the University Library participates;
  • Provide guidance on bibliographic control of resources from and about area of responsibility and collaborate with central technical services units on the acquisition, cataloging, and curation of collections and content relevant to the subject area;
  • Contribute to Library-wide information, instruction, collection development, and scholarly services;
  • Participate in outreach efforts to faculty and students, encouraging positive change in the system of scholarly publishing and communication;
  • Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections;
  • Work closely with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies (LIBS) in their programming;
  • Participate in the larger field of Latin American and Caribbean librarianship on the national and international levels with particular emphasis on fostering collaboration in collection development and library services; and,
  • Service on Library or University committees, task forces, and working groups.

Environment:

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and Graduate Assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The Library houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Latin American and Caribbean materials in the United States with a particular emphasis on Brazil and the Andes. The print collection includes over 600,000 monographs and annual subscriptions to 300 scholarly journals. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection encompasses all subject areas but is focused on the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, economics, history, literature, linguistics, political science and sociology. The Library has subscriptions to a number of major online databases, including Hispanic American Periodicals Index, Chicano Studies Database, Latin American Popular Opinion Poll Database, Latin American Newstand and Prisma. In addition, the Library has an extensive collection of videos, films and maps relating to the region.

The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs. As Latin American Studies Librarian, the successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new departmental library dedicated to research, teaching, and learning in International and Area Studies <http://www.library.illinois.edu/ias/>, and will work closely with faculty and students across campus as part of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies <http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/>.

Qualifications:

Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (or equivalent) or advanced degree with a focus on the Latin American and Caribbean region especially with emphasis in the social sciences; knowledge of current trends in scholarship and teaching of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; oral and written fluency in Spanish and reading knowledge of Portuguese; familiarity with major bibliographic tools in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; understanding of research methodologies in the humanities and social sciences; experience with current information technology and its application to collection development, reference, research, and instruction; knowledge of the current book trade in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe; ability to work with students, faculty and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment; demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship at the university level; demonstrated commitment to professional development; evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferred: Knowledge of one or more indigenous languages with preference for Quechua; reading knowledge of an additional non-English language; experience with the creation and use of digitized content for research and teaching; experience with teaching in a library or academic setting; experience in creating subject related web pages and guides; graduate-level study, or equivalent experience, in a field directly relevant to Latin American and Caribbean Studies; demonstrated initiative and proactive engagement in the academic environment; evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion.

Salary and Rank:

Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html

Terms of Appointment:

Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days’ vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member’s salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:

In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 2/10/12. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Department Head, Library Archives & Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library

New Mexico State University Library

Position Announcement

 Department: Library Archives & Special Collections

Position Title: Department Head –Posting #2011005096

Rank: Associate Professor or Professor, 12month position (Tenure Track)

Date Position Advertised: December 06, 2011

Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or a minimum of a master’s degree in a related field; minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience which includes recent, successful management of an archives or special collections unit; knowledge of archival theory and methodology; experience with national standards in handling of manuscripts, archives and rare books; experience acquiring, organizing and providing reference service for archives, manuscripts and special published materials; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; problem solving and organizational skills; ability to work as a member of the Library’s management group; tenured or eligible for tenure at time of hire.

 Preferred: Experience in developing, implementing and administering policies in support of user and departmental needs including strong public services, collection development, fund raising, and technical processing programs. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience with the development and implementation of digital initiatives. Successful experience in writing and administering funding proposals. Solid understanding of the land grant research university environment; strong record of professional accomplishments; additional graduate degree in humanities or social sciences.

 Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Department Head for Archives and Special Collections is a 12-month faculty position with administrative responsibilities for the operation of the department and its five units. Specific duties include: manage and develop four FTE faculty and five FTE staff plus student employees;  develop and communicate goals and objectives for the department; identify priorities for collection development and preservation; formulate procedures for acquiring, processing, preserving, and making accessible the department’s collections; promote use of the collections, donor relationships and grant support for the activities of the department; participate in the library’s management group, taking a broad library-wide perspective while representing the department’s needs; serve on library and campus committees. Works closely with the library dean and development officer in a highly collaborative setting. As a member of the library faculty will pursue an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, service, and extension and outreach appropriate for his/her rank at the university.

 Further Information:

Archives and Special Collections Department web pages: http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/archives/

NMSU Library home page: http://lib.nmsu.edu/index.shtml

New Mexico State University home page: http://www.nmsu.edu/

 Benefits Offered: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers’ compensation, sick leave, annual leave, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. For additional information, visit the NMSU Employee Benefits web page http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits.

 To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, unofficial transcripts and names, addresses, (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Leticia Phetteplace, HR Liaison, e-mail leti@lib.nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012, applications received after this date may be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists for this position may be required to provide official transcripts of MLS and highest degree earned. For additional information, please visit

http://www.nmsu.edu/personel/postings/faculty/ .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

NMSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara

LATIN AMERICAN AND IBERIAN STUDIES LIBRARIAN

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, highly motivated candidates for the position of Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian to provide collection management, research assistance, instruction, and outreach services to students, faculty, staff and community users.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Area Studies Department Head and participating in the Area, Ethnic & Gender Studies Collection Group, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian has responsibility for all aspects of collection management and development for the Latin American and Iberian Studies, including  Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures.  Future additional collection management assignments may be made depending on successful candidate’s background and Library needs.  Responsibilities include selection of information resources, collection management and evaluation, faculty liaison, budgetary management, and resource sharing, including participation in University of California system-wide collection development and preservation projects for print and digital resources. Provides engaged, knowledgeable liaison and collaboration with faculty and students to develop their awareness of the complex and changing scholarly information environment.  Collaborates in the development of both print and digital collections relating to Latin American and Iberian Studies, maintaining awareness of developments in scholarly communication, intellectual rights, and publishing related to Latin American and Iberian Studies.

The Latin American and Iberian Studies librarian works individually and as part of a team to contribute to creative and innovative approaches to advancing the Library’s services.  Participates in scheduled multi-disciplinary reference desk service, online chat reference for the UC cooperative, research consultation and instruction in assigned disciplines, and outreach activities.  Includes some evening and weekend assignments.  Participates in an active instructional program, including teaching credit-bearing library research classes.   Develops and delivers presentations to specialized classes and provides individualized assistance to students and faculty in Latin American and Iberian Studies.  Has responsibility for the design and maintenance of print and online guides to specialized library resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:  ALA accredited MLS.  Academic background and/or knowledge of Latin American and Iberian Studies or related disciplines demonstrated through undergraduate, or advanced degree, coursework, or work experience.   Fluency in Spanish and reading knowledge of Portuguese. Demonstrated experience in reference and library instruction. Ability to create instructional materials and utilize web design tools to facilitate instructional goals.  Understanding of current and emerging trends in Latin American and Iberian Studies scholarship.

A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment.  Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and community users.

Preferred:  Advanced degree in Latin American  and Iberian Studies or related disciplines.  Reading knowledge of Catalan, Basque or Galician languages.  Two-three years of professional experience in an academic library.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system, which is coordinated with Social Security.  A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.

Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications received by *February 6, 2012* will receive first consideration. Send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references to: *Judy Gorrindo, Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010.

*Applications may also be sent via email gorrindo@library.ucsb.edu

For the complete job announcement visit:

http://www.library.ucsb.edu/human-resources/academic-openings

Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications.

Literature/Language Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries

Title: School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) Librarian

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians (HSSL), Public Services Division

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays,  Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a librarian that will support several departments within the School of Languages, Literature and Cultures. Cultural literacy in Germanic and Romance languages is the primary focus for this position. The SLLC Librarian will be in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a completely new role for subject librarians – a role that will allow them to be more closely integrated in the whole educational and research process at the University of Maryland. Reporting to the Head, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians, the SLLC Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations. Duties include actively engaging with the campus departments in the assigned disciplines, developing strong understanding of research and teaching needs in these departments and developing and enhancing service models for these departments; providing general and specialized information/research assistance; developing subject specific library instruction and supporting Libraries’ information literacy program; and performing the specialized collection management, and liaison functions.

Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.
  • Written and oral competency in one or more of the following languages:  French, Italian, German.
  • Knowledge of the literature and/or linguistics in one or more of the following languages: French, Italian, German.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of access to scholarly resources, combined with a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in related subject area.
  • Reading fluency in one or more of the following languages: Portuguese (highly preferred), Spanish.
  • Three years of library or related professional experience.
  • Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies; and collections in the humanities (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats).

The position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/la/APPSC/index.html

For the full position description, please use the following URL:

http://www.lib.umd.edu/PASD/LPO/LibJobs/SLLC2011PD.pdf

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 13, 2012.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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