Research and Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library, Tulane University

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian at...

Research and Instruction Librarian
The Latin American Library

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Tulane University

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 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.
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 advanced academic research expertise, information fluency, instruction and outreach with collection development in Latin American Studies.  With LAL librarians, 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.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MA or its equivalent and advanced degree in a relevant subject area; or advanced degree in a relevant subject area and substantial professional experience in an academic library; excellent command of Spanish and English, spoken and written; substantial 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.  This position will be expected to keep abreast of research trends in Latin American Studies, develop expertise in emerging technologies, and participate in innovative library projects.
Preferred:  Knowledge of Portuguese.
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.



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 480,000 volumes, including over 600 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 original post-contact Mesoamerican painted manuscripts, 2,000 rubbings of Maya relief sculpture, an archive with over 56,000 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
To Apply
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to for more information.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.