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Archivist (Latino History & Culture)

Overview

Open & closing dates” 03/30/2018 to 04/20/2018
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 11
Work schedule: Full-Time – Full-Time, Permanent
Appointment type: Permanent – Federal
Location: Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The incumbent is responsible for documenting, preserving and providing access to Latina/Latino material culture and related items in historical context. The incumbent will collaborate with Latina/Latino communities, working with the Archives Center, NMAH staff and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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Responsibilities

  • Develops contacts, projects and partnerships with NMAH curators, the Smithsonian Latino Center and Latina/Latino communities to document, preserve and provide access to Latina/Latino material culture and related items in historical context.
  • Explores new and innovative approaches to archival functions, including enhanced use of technology and sharing expertise and authority, to support outreach and collaboration.
  • Applies knowledge of basic archival principles, methods, procedures and historical research using subject content matter and interrelationships to appraise, access, arrange and describe records and historic documents in all media.
  • Works with the Assistant Director of Collections and Archives to ensure proper care and preservation of the collection and to promote use of the collection by scholars and the public.
  • Assists in the development and use of digital preservation and electronic records management tools, guidance, and training to collect, manage, preserve, and provide access to digitized and born digital content.
  • Works in collaboration with internal and external partners to develop and support projects through writing grant proposals and managing funded projects.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals (including Veterans recruitment). Excepted Service employees may also apply to this announcement.

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Arabic-Hebrew Cataloger – Ohio State University

Arabic/Hebrew Cataloger (Library Associate 1)

Description: This position is responsible for cataloging materials—primarily in Arabic, in addition to other languages of the Middle East, and English—in various formats, using national, international and The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) rules and standards, and for assimilating new rules and practices as they are established. He/she evaluates and modifies existing records and creates new records in international database (OCLC); verifies accuracy of authority files in the online local system and OCLC; creates and/or updates authority records; supports cataloging e-resources in the Middle East materials; supervises the activities and the workflow of the Middle East cataloging student assistants; is responsible for hiring and training students when needed; attends and participates in workshops, meetings and committees; engages in and/or supervises special projects involving the cataloging of material in the general collections of OSUL or other libraries; identifies problems and discrepancies in databases and corrects and/or reports to the appropriate section; compiles statistics and prepares progress reports. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Proficiency in reading and writing Arabic; Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office; Close attention to detail in repetitive tasks; Ability to apply principles and procedures to resolve problems.

Desired Qualifications: At least 6-months copy cataloging experience; Reading knowledge of one or more additional Middle Eastern language, such as Hebrew, Turkish, or Persian; Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies, languages, literature, history, or equivalent experience.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/85794 from April 7, 2018 through April 22, 2018.

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Chief Librarian and Archivist

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro’s overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The library also acquires materials related to other Latinos in the United States. The Archives’ strengths are principally in the area of social history, but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.

The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to :

  • Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
  • Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
  • Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
  • Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives’ operational budget
  • Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
  • Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
  • Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
  • Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
  • Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
  • Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
  • Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
  • Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
  • Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all
  • In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
  • Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
  • S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.

  • Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
  • Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
  • Develops and manages Center’s budget and operations
  • Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
  • Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
  • May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
  • Manages professional and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Center Director

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Scholarly Communication Librarian – SUNY Albany

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95323

Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

The University at Albany Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries. Learn more about the UAlbany Libraries at library.albany.edu/.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Processing Archivist for Latin American Manuscripts Collections – Princeton University

Requisition #: D-18-LIB-00024
41014- Rare Books and Special Collections, Library

Position Summary

Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking archival description professional to create, manage, and enhance data for Manuscripts Division collections. Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute the majority of the position’s workload, though work in other collection areas may be assigned. Primary duties include
processing and cataloging new acquisitions along with revising legacy finding aid data and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs. Management of audio-visual resources and digital assets is included in the position’s responsibilities. This position will supervise student workers. Archivists participate in committee work relating to policies, workflow, and system development and may contribute to digital humanities projects.

This position is available immediately.  Applications received within 1 month of posting are guaranteed consideration.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their commitment to the Library’s mission and vision, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archival setting.
  • Fluent reading knowledge of Spanish, either in connection with modern or contemporary literature, or demonstrated application of the language in a library, archives, or other research setting.
  • Hands-on manuscripts processing experience with collections varying in size and scope.
  • Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures.
  • Application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, and MARC and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and with a diverse group of staff and patrons.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with collection management tools such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, or similar system.
  • Knowledge of procedures for accessioning and describing born-digital materials and audiovisual media, and understanding of related preservation concerns.
  • Understanding of EAC-CPF. Processing experience with handwritten materials.
  • Proficiency with XSLT, XQuery or other such computing tools relevant to the management of archival descriptive data.
  • Experience with bibliographic MARC-format cataloging using RDA, AMREMM, or AACR2.
  • Knowledge of non-English languages that are significant to the position’s scope such as French or Portuguese.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/6081 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair Cuban Heritage Collection University of Miami Libraries

The University of Miami Libraries (UML) invites applications and nominations for the Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC). The UML is seeking a chair who will provide strategic vision, direction and administrative oversight for the CHC.  This position provides an inspirational, collaborative, and enthusiastic leader an excellent opportunity to work in an environment with a deep respect for scholarship and a vibrant vision of the academic special collections library in the 21st century.  This is a rare opportunity to steward one of the world’s great diasporic collections at an academic research library and contribute meaningfully to the preservation and study of Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.

Located in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion in Richter Library in the heart of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, the CHC has been built over time to become known as the preeminent international resource for researchers in Cuban studies and the Cuban experience.  The CHC is also deeply involved with the Cuban community in the Miami area and values the long-standing, meaningful relationships that have made the breadth and depth of the collection possible.  The next Chair will continue to develop the research strength of the CHC and deepen its presence in this community.  In addition, the next Chair will take a leadership role in developing and implementing a strategy for increasing the CHC’s national and international engagement.

The Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection will provide program direction and managerial oversight for the Collection’s operations, activities, and services. The Chair will also be responsible for the development and achievement of CHC fundraising goals, promotional activities and all relevant advancement initiatives in partnership with the Libraries Administration and the University Advancement office. The CHC staff includes two faculty (a librarian and an archivist) and four paraprofessional staff, as well as student employees, interns and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have a deep interest in and passion for the CHC collection and the knowledge required to continue building distinctive collections documenting Cuba and the Cuban diaspora. The ideal candidate will have experience with academic research libraries within special collections, possessing an understanding of the key issues confronting special and area studies collecting in a large academic research university setting. The position requires the ability to work successfully in both academic and community settings to promote the CHC, fundraise, and develop appropriate innovative programming.  This person will be an excellent communicator and relationship-builder with a variety of constituents including faculty, researchers, staff, senior university administrators, donors, and the Cuban diaspora.  Supervision and mentorship of the CHC faculty and staff is also crucial to this role, along with the ability to oversee all administrative aspects of the CHC.

All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, including a curriculum vitae and letter of interest that is responsive to the challenges above, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Beverly Brady
Michael O’Shea
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
www.imsearch.com/6259

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.

Inclusion and Outreach Librarian at Sonoma State University

Help spread the word. This is a new tenure-track position in the Library at Sonoma State University, in Northern California’s beautiful wine country. There is enthusiasm in the Library and beyond about this role, which comes at a time when we have new campus leadership and a strong sense of momentum and growth in the Library and beyond. More information, including how to apply, at the link below!

Inclusion and Outreach Librarian

Sonoma State University Library seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, creative, and student-centered Inclusion and Outreach Librarian to lead efforts in support of student learning for underserved communities at Sonoma State University. The Inclusion and Outreach Librarian will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as those aimed at creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the challenges faced by underserved populations in higher education and a track record of successful collaboration to support student success, and fluency in Spanish and English. This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree, at least three years’ experience in an academic library, and familiarity with instruction in a primarily undergraduate environment.

Please visit the SSU Jobs site to apply, and select job ID number 104496. Review of applications starts January 8, 2018.

 

Head, Distinctive Collections at Arizona State University

Are you ready to lead distinctive collections at the most innovative university in the country?

Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. ASU Library, serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and service-oriented collections development and management professional to lead the Distinctive Collections team in the strategy, planning, policy development, donor relationship development, and management of distinctive collections, both print and digital.  This position also provides leadership and vision for a community-focused approach to the selection, organization, and ongoing management of distinctive collections housed in ASU Libraries’ closed stacks, including rare books and manuscripts and portions of the Greater Arizona, Chicano Research, Latin American, Music, Design, and Child Drama & Theater collections. The successful candidate will actively seek strategic partnerships with local, state, national, and international entities to further the work of ASU Library and align our collections with the needs of the ASU community and the goals and mission of Arizona State University. S/he is also responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating personnel within this unit, including a team of curators and archives specialists.

A focus of the position is to work closely with key stakeholders to define distinctive collections development policies and processes; determine preservation, conservation, and reformatting priorities; steward donor relationships; manage distinctive collections documentation; and develop and oversee reference services for rare, unique, and archival materials. The successful candidate will work closely with other units to ensure exemplary preservation protocols and closed stacks management, efficient and appropriate acquisition and processing, and alignment with Library and University initiatives. S/he will use innovative approaches to problem solving and collection assessment tools for data analysis and decision making.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to nine library facilities across five ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or advanced degree in a relevant field
  • 6 or more years of experience working in collection development and management in an academic or research institution or archives
  • Experience supervising staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in selecting and managing rare books, special collections, or archival materials
  • Experience in writing successful grants
  • Experience facilitating project teams and/or working groups
  • Proficiency using spreadsheets and data analysis tools to make decisions and/or communicate to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing appointment track Academic Professional position; Associate/Full Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references.  The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson.  Questions about the position and search should be directed to Lorrie McAllister, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Strategy.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 7, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU and the visit our web site: www.asu.edu.  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies at NYPL

Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies

Overview

With a collection that exceeds 46 million items, and a mission to advance knowledge and inspire lifelong learning, the New York Public Library stands as one of the world’s great public research libraries. Its four research centers provide opportunities for engagement with in-depth and unique collections, inspirational reading rooms, exhibitions, programs, and a range of research services.

NYPL’s collections on Latin America, Iberia, and the Hispanic experience in the United States constitute an international resource of considerable importance, measured by the depth and variety of the research materials held, and the large numbers of unique and scarce materials in the collections. The Latin American collections span the history of the region from the earliest rarities to present-day publications and are rich in primary source documents, literary texts, ephemera, and many other resources that serve both the scholar and student. Collections on Spain and Portugal are equally extensive, with particular strengths in literature and history, including manuscripts and rare books from the Golden Age through the Age of Discovery and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial period in the Americas. Building on these historic strengths, the Library has continued to document the history and literature of Latinos in the United States, particularly in New York City. The broad scope of NYPL’s collecting over the years has resulted in a collection that provides extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary research across the full range of humanities and social science topics, and, consequently, within each of its four research centers.

The Curator for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies provides essential leadership in the development, management, and promotion of the Library’s research collections in these areas. Based within the Collections and Research Services department, which is responsible for establishing a unified strategic vision for NYPL’s Research Collections, the Curator works collaboratively with staff across the Research Libraries to coordinate the development of the collection and the delivery of research services that help position the Library as a vital resource to support learning, creativity, scholarship, and enterprise.

Responsibilities

The Curator will provide strong and effective subject expertise and leadership in developing and promoting the Library’s collections documenting Latin American, Iberian, and Latino culture, serving as the primary spokesperson for the collection, and undertaking activities that advance expanded use and other strategic goals.

In support of teaching, learning, and scholarship, the Curator will contextualize the collections in a variety of ways, including through exhibitions and publications, and will facilitate digital humanities and other scholarly projects, and collaborate on the development of public programming and educational resources.  The Curator is responsible for raising awareness of the collections and cultivating new communities of users, including a supportive donor base. The Curator will actively engage in fundraising activities to support the needs of the collection, fellowships for researchers, and new initiatives.

Drawing on an understanding of the collection’s historical strengths, its use, and scholarly trends, the Curator will plan for, communicate, and implement strategies to build and shape the collections, and will investigate and make specific recommendations for special collections acquisitions across the Library, including the cultivation and pursuit of major new archival acquisitions.

The Curator will maintain and strengthen existing institutional partnerships and identify and initiate opportunities to collaborate on new approaches to building collections and promoting their use to both a national and international audience.

  • Promotes scholarly, educational, and general use of the collections in collaboration with divisions across the Research Libraries, in particular, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, the Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Library for the Performing Arts
  • Participates in the ongoing evaluation and assessment of the collections to identify and build on collection strengths
  • Identifies and makes recommendations for the acquisition of special collections. Explores new areas for further development of the collection and cultivates potential donors of materials; manages an acquisitions budget; coordinates a collaborative team approach for ongoing development of the general research collections
  • Actively engages with researchers by providing consultative services; cultivates and builds strong relationships with the academic community through classes, outreach, and strategic partnerships
  • Works closely with the Development staff on fundraising activities by identifying new opportunities, cultivating donor relationships, and preparing grant proposals, and other reports
  • Identifies, evaluates, and prioritizes materials for digitization initiatives and helps facilitate the use of digital collections
  • Collaborates with the Exhibition staff on the preparation of exhibitions that highlight the collections; develops thematic narratives, selects materials, prepares interpretive materials, and supporting publications
  • Keeps abreast of the changing needs of researchers in the field, as well as emerging trends in research libraries, higher education, and humanities and social science scholarship in general
  • Establishes a record of participation in and contributions to the profession by serving on committees and representing the Library at professional organizations, conferences, and various public meetings

Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Professionalism – Demonstrates enthusiasm for and commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions.
  • Customer Service – Commits to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers. Listens and responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer problems to the customer’s satisfaction; respects all internal and external customers.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork – Supports a positive team environment in which members participate, respect and cooperate with each other to receive desired results.
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills – Plans, prioritizes, and organizes work effectively to produce measurable results; keeps current with and effectively applies new work methods, skills and technologies to complete work.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in topic related to Latin American history or Hispanic  literary studies, or an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and advanced relevant subject degree.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in an academic or research library, or cultural organization setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak and write effectively in both English and Spanish.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in humanities and social sciences scholarship and research libraries in general.
  • Successfully demonstrated experience in public speaking, as well as teaching and instruction that promotes the use of primary source documents.
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of special collections, including archival research.
  • Record of professional engagement and contribution, such as research, publication, and involvement in pertinent professional and scholarly organizations.
  • Successfully demonstrated analytical skills and familiarity with various assessment methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Portuguese and at least one other Western European language.
  • Familiarity with library preservation practices.
  • Experience with the preparation and curation of exhibitions.

Apply for this job online.

Librarian Asst. Professor, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Reporting to the Chair, the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Librarian works in collaboration with the Chair to develop the Collection’s and the Libraries’ resources on Cuba and its diaspora in all formats and across all material types. The Librarian also takes the lead on CHC’s research, instructional, and educational services in collaboration with the Special Collections and the Learning and Research Services departments within the University Libraries.

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

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 Discovery 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
  • May travel to identify and acquire materials for the Collection
  • Dependent on background and expertise, act as area studies librarian and or subject librarian for a humanities discipline.

Public Services

  • Identifies and pursues opportunities for partnerships at the University and beyond to maximize the use of CHC materials to support scholarly communications
  • Working with the Digital Strategies team, 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
  • Provides orientations and in-depth research services to CHC patrons
  • Oversees the Reading Room staff and services, including reference, paging, and requests for copies and digital reproductions
  • Manages remote reference services and correspondence
  • Serves as CHC’s lead for the Aeon system
  • Maintains and reports appropriate statistics on usage, reference, and instruction services
  • Implements library assessment  as appropriate

Service

  • Keeps abreast of relevant technology, literature, and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship and archival processes
  • Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree, an ALA approved overseas equivalent, or a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area with appropriate library experience.
  • At least 2 years professional library experience, including at least one year of experience in a special collections environment.
  • Scholarly knowledge of the history and culture of Cuba and its diaspora.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget and experience with 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.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess objectives and operational requirements to develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in service.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detail.

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in project planning, management, and completion.

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