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Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian – Brigham Young University

DESCRIPTION/ENVIRONMENT

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.  This is a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position.  BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards.  Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

The Harold B. Lee Library, an ARL Library, serves nearly 33,000 students as well as 2,000 full- and part-time faculty.  The library employs 70 faculty, 94 FTE staff and professionals, and approximately 200 FTE students.  An average of 10,000 patrons per day use the library’s services and collections of over nine million items.

 

JOB MISSION

The mission of the Latin American and Iberian Area Studies Librarian is to 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. Other areas may be assigned as needs dictate. It is also to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the assigned areas; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; and 3) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or higher required.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.  Individuals with related education or work experience and who are committed to completing the MLS within a specified period of time may be considered
  • Additional degree and/or experience with Latin America and Iberia in an academic environment preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese languages required.  Preference will be given to applicants fluent in both languages.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and to participate in outreach programs such as course-integrated instruction exhibits, and presentations in assigned subject areas
  • Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess the curricular and research needs of the University, and to build collections to meet those needs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability and desire to interact with students and faculty and excellent interpersonal skills enabling one to do so including the ability to work collaboratively with these populations and with library colleagues
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility including adaptability to changing organizational priorities and technological environments
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership and for supervising other employees
  • Technical Skills—demonstrated familiarity with tools commonly used to conduct research in assigned areas

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

UNIVERSITY CITIZENSHIP

  • Exemplifies honor and integrity; adheres to the standards of personal behavior outlined in the BYU Code of Honor
  • Supports the Library and University mission, goals, and objectives
  • Observes Library and University policies
  • Promotes collegiality and harmony
  • Mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues
  • Serves on Library, University, and consortial committees that go beyond assigned responsibilities
  • Attends department, Library, and University meetings, including devotionals, forums, and convocations
  • Serves the scholarly/professional community through activities such as holding office or performing committee service in relevant associations; organizing professional meetings and/or panels; serving as a referee of scholarship; editing newsletters or journals; serving on editorial boards; consulting; or teaching in academic departments

 

LIBRARIANSHIP:  PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENT

  • Demonstrates effectiveness in serving as a liaison to faculty in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and to other faculty involved in Latin American and Iberian area studies and Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature through:
    • Reaching out to faculty
    • Developing collections and managing content in the areas of Latin American and Iberian area studies and in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures
    • Promoting and providing instruction in information literacy
    • Providing reference/research support
    • Promoting and coordinating of projects to digitize collections
    • Promoting faculty and student understanding of contemporary scholarly communication issues and practices
    • Marketing library resources and services, and
    • Employing emerging technologies as appropriate in the accomplishment of the foregoing
    • Sets and accomplishes relevant goals within specified professional assignments
    • Participates in committees that are a direct outgrowth of assigned professional responsibilities
    • Achieves appropriate quantity and quality of work in assigned professional responsibilities
    • Uses sound judgment in decision-making
    • Manages personnel and resources effectively

 

LIBRARIANSHIP:  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Stays abreast of issues and trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and scholarly communication
  • Stays abreast of issues and trends in Latin American and Iberian area studies
  • Stays abreast of scholarship in Latin American and Iberian area studies, and other appropriate subject areas of expertise.
  • Takes courses to enhance professional assignment and/or career opportunities
  • Studies professional literature
  • Attends conferences and workshops
  • Participates in appropriate professional associations

 

LIBRARIANSHIP:  SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE WORK

  • Collaborates with other faculty in appropriate research endeavors
  • Presents research or innovative/unique information in the assigned fields of Latin American and Iberian studies and/or in the field of librarianship at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional meetings
  • Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to librarianship and/or Latin American and Iberian area studies
  • Curates exhibits that highlight unique library materials with a unified theme and context, providing significant educational opportunities for the campus community
  • Performs other approved scholarship/creative works

 

TO APPLY

Apply online at http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/981

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2013

Cuban Heritage Collection Librarian – University of Miami

Position number: 003338

The University of Miami Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to help develop the Cuban Heritage Collection’s and the Libraries’ resources on Cuba and its diaspora in all formats and across all material types and to take the lead on the Collection’s research, instructional, and educational services and programs.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries.  The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.

THE CUBAN HERITAGE COLLECTION: The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries collects, preserves, and provides access to primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, research, and artifactual value which relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present.  The Collection supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Miami and the broader scholarly community. The Collection is housed within the 10,000-square-foot Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion housed in the Otto G. Richter Library. The Collection spans nearly 400 years and contains over 250,000 items including rare books, journals, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, and archival collections including personal papers, postcards, photographs, oral histories, maps, posters, and ephemera. More information regarding the collection can be found at http://www.library.miami.edu/chc/.

THE POSITION: Reporting to the Chair, the Cuban Heritage Collection Librarian has responsibilities in two areas: Collection Development: selects and acquires resources about Cuba and its diaspora published in Cuba, the United States, and abroad; coordinates acquisitions and cataloging workflows with Libraries’ Acquisitions and Cataloging and Metadata Services units; identifies e-resources such as websites, e-newsletters, and blogs for web archiving; manages annual acquisitions allocations and gift budgets; evaluates and makes recommendations on collection growth and space allocation; participates in fund raising and helps represent the Collection in community and professional activities; and may travel to identify and acquire materials for the Collection.  Public Services: identifies and pursues opportunities for partnerships at the University and beyond to maximize the use of CHC materials to support scholarly communications; expands digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in teaching and research; based on quantitative and qualitative assessment, makes recommendations for collection development, processing, preservation, and cataloging priorities to meet research demand and improve services; provides course-based and related instruction; coordinates CHC exhibitions (including digital) and public programs; oversees the Reading Room staff and services, including reference, paging, and requests for copies and digital reproductions; and implements library assessment tools in CHC.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree, an ALA approved overseas equivalent, or a Ph.D. with appropriate library experience; at least 3 years professional library experience, including at least one year of experience in special collections; scholarly knowledge of the history and culture of Cuba and its diaspora; demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget and approval plans; experience in providing reference services to academic library patrons and ability to teach courses drawing on library materials; proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources; familiarity with issues, trends, principles and practices in collection development and instruction; oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish. Preferred: Supervisory experience and experience in project planning, management, and completion.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Coordinator
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Mexican Materials Bibliographer – UT Austin

Hiring department: UT Libraries
Monthly salary: $3,833 – $4,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number: 13-03-17-01-0080
Job Status: Open
FLSA status: Exempt
Earliest Start Date: Immediately
Position Duration: Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General NotesADDITIONAL WORK HOURS INFORMATION: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm or as arranged with supervisor. Periodic evening and weekend shifts. An email confirmation will be sent, within 2-3 working days, to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that applicants will be asked to return to the department in order for their application materials to be complete.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Provide a statement detailing your salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

PurposeTo administer the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection’s (BLAC) renowned Mexican materials at the University of Texas Libraries, selecting information sources in all formats with particular attention to e-resources.
Essential FunctionsCollection management and development of Mexican materials. Manage an annual budget in excess of 80,000 dollars. Make periodic trips to the region in pursuit of materials that are not captured by the book trade. Evaluate collection growth and shelf allocation for rare and circulating materials. Update collection development policy. Scholarship and faculty support including faculty liaison to the University of Texas’ Mexicanist scholars, and expand digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in research and teaching. Manage the serials collection and the gifts and exchange program. Fund raising and public representation of the collection. Public Service responsibilities include reference duties with periodic weekend shifts, collaboration with other LLILAS and BLAC staff in public education programs with the local Hispanic community, and provide orientation to the numerous Mexican researchers who visit the library.
Marginal/Incidental functionsOther related functions as assigned.
Required qualificationsMinimum of an American Library Association Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences or a social sciences or humanities discipline with specialization in or extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Mexico. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with faculty, staff, students, and researchers. Available for international travel. At least 3 years professional experience working in a university, library or archive. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred QualificationsPh.D. preferred. Three or more years working in a university setting, preferably in a research library. Knowledge of colonial U.S. Southwest. Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget. Proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources. Experience with digital collection development and working with faculty and students to facilitate the use of digital tools and resources. Demonstrated ability to establish and meet goals. Professional initiative. Ability to multitask. Experience providing public service to research library patrons. A record of research and scholarly excellence. Demonstrated ability to teach courses drawing on library materials, either alone or with a faculty member. Ability to deepen relations between the library and academic worlds.
Working conditionsMay work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Sorting, positioning printed materials. Walking/mobility through collection to provide patron support. Exposure to molds, allergens. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

Spanish Language Cataloger – University of Miami

Position number: 004551

The University of Miami Libraries seek a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Spanish Language Cataloger. This position will join a newly hired team of professionals to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ physical and digital content through resource description activities. The Spanish Language Cataloger will work collaboratively with colleagues in Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Cuban Heritage Collection, and many other partners both inside and outside the Libraries.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University is comprised of eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and Lyrasis.

POSITION:  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Spanish Language Cataloger is primarily responsible for original and complex copy cataloging, retrospective conversion, and authority work for Spanish language materials for the Libraries, with special emphasis on Cuban Heritage Collection materials. The incumbent will help coordinate and develop general resource description activities of Cataloging & Metadata Services by interpreting new and existing standards in conjunction with other departmental faculty and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance:

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Spanish language materials. Serves as a liaison to the Cuban Heritage Collection and catalogs all materials from the Cuban Heritage Collection.
  • Participates in original cataloging of all formats and various languages, as well as metadata creation activities in the library as needed.
  • Establishes and revises practices and procedures for providing bibliographic access through various discovery tools in conjunction with other departmental faculty/staff.
  • Identifies, develops, and oversees special cataloging projects, working closely with other library faculty/staff. These duties may include: developing and documenting policies & procedures; maintaining statistics; directing, training, and supervising library and student assistants in project assignments.
  • Responsible for the resolution of cataloging and authority problems to ensure bibliographic and authority records meet local and national standards.
  • Supervises, trains, and helps evaluate cataloging staff.
  • May work with the Metadata Librarians and Digital Library staff to aid in resource description of unique materials.
  • Partners with the Special Collections Cataloger to provide description of rare materials in Spanish.
  • Maintains awareness of general cataloging issues and standards, metadata standards, and librarianship.
  • Demonstrates commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
  • Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution.

Service:

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or foreign equivalent.
  • Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles including but not limited to: AACR2, RDA, LCRI, LCPS, LC classification, LCSH, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in Spanish and in English.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, OCLC Connexion, as well as familiarity with authority vendors’ services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment.
  • Ability to adapt to and embrace a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, where there will be experimentation in resource description practices and communication formats.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
  • Excellent analytical, time management and problem-solving skills.

Preferred:

  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages beyond Spanish (Portuguese, Catalan, Galician preferred).
  • Experience cataloging in an academic research library environment and/or contributing to PCC’s NACO or BIBCO programs.
  • Experience with metadata creation within a digital content management system.
  • Experience using Millennium (Innovative Interfaces) and electronic cataloging support tools (Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop)
  • Prior successful supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff and set priorities.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income tax. More information on benefits can be found at:  http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The University of Miami Libraries is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have questions about any of the information listed please contact the Libraries’ Personnel Administration Office at 305-284-4585.

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

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.

Winter 2011/2012 Newsmakers

Miguel Valladares, formerly of Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as Librarian for Romance Languages at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, beginning on February 20. Felicidades, Miguel!

Meagan Lacy (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University) has published “The Virtues of a Committed Dilettante: Embracing Nonexpert Expertise” in College and Research Libraries News, February 2012, 73 (2).

David Block (University of Texas at Austin) recently made television news for donating long lost books to the National Library of Peru.

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