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.

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.

Archivist, University of Houston Libraries

Archivist

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position serves as the archivist for partner-based, collaborative archival collections, including the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archives and Research Center (affiliated with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Friends of Women’s Studies) and other humanities and social sciences collections. Manages a unit that functions collaboratively with other departments in a team-based environment. Establishes unified goals with other campus units and with Library Development and external donors. Oversees annual budgetary expenditures related to assigned archival units, such as the Women’s Archives. Requires community involvement with organizational and individual donors to acquire collections and plans and participates in public events. Manages acquisition, processing, access and marketing of archival collections and may develop new collecting areas. Hires, trains and supervises the work of staff and student processors. Provides reference service for the collections.
The Archivist is a librarian position. The Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning. Librarians hold academic ranks pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Governance document. They are expected to develop a record of service and professional involvement.
The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions 2010-2013 focuses on supporting research and scholarly productivity, building dynamic partnerships, fostering academic success through innovative services, and enhancing user experience through technology. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/sites/default/files/docs/strategic_directions.pdf. The Strategic Directions draw on and support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University (http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/goals/index.php). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree. Demonstrated knowledge of best archival practices; record of public service and supervisory experience. Skilled in using an archival management system, web and social media. Experience in the development and management of digital collections. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to safely lift and carry 40 lbs. Preferred: Coursework in archival management and/or archival certificate from the Academy of Certified Archivists. Experience working in a research library setting processing archival collections and providing reference service; 3 or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience. Desired: Academic specialization or advanced degree in a related field such as history; fluency in Spanish and English.
Salary: $58,000 to $62,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.
Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Digital Library. The Libraries hold over 2.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 48 professionals and approximately 110 support staff. Additional information available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu
General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and is included in its guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was rated eighth among livable North American cities by Places Rated Almanac.
For additional information, including information about Houston’s housing market, flourishing arts scene, and entertainment offerings, please see the My Houston site: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/myhouston/ and the Greater Houston Partnership site at: http://www.houston.org/.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names and contact information for 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu.
Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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Inter-American Studies Data and Outreach Librarian, UNM

Working in a team-oriented environment, the Inter-American Studies Data and Outreach Librarian will work with the coordinator of Inter-American Studies as a liaison between the University Libraries and scholars in diverse academic fields at UNM. The successful candidate will collaborate with UNM’s McNair program, the Raza Graduate Student Association’s Research Showcase, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Chicano/a, Hispano/a, Mexican/a Studies, and El Centro de la Raza to promote UNM’s LoboVault as a repository for the scholarly works of participants in these programs and organizations. The successful candidate will employ emerging information technologies, especially as related to scholarly communications, while working with the UL’s Data Librarianship Faculty. Working some evenings and weekends is required. This is a one year term appointment with the possibility for renewal after December 2012, pending additional funding.
Primary Duties:
– Maintain regular communication with the McNair program, the Raza Graduate Student Association’s Research Showcase, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, UNM’s Chicano/a, Hispano/a, and Mexican/a Studies, El Centro de la Raza and UL Data Librarians.
– Procure new data acquisitions for the UL Research Data Repository.
– Create metadata records and work with Data curation Librarian to manage online storage resources.
– Organize a symposium and exhibit to showcase new data acquisitions.
– If applicable, provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including required training, career development and performance reviews.
– Assist with other projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
– Earned Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or earned Doctorate in any field by appointment start date.
– Spanish Fluency.
– One semester library or classroom instruction experience or six months outreach experience with Chicano/a, Hispano/a, or Latino/a communities.
Preferred Qualifications
– Experience using an Institutional Repository system, such as DSpace for content submission, organization, or community management.
– Knowledge of open source data management theory or practice.
– Experience in database and collection evaluation and development.
– Knowledge of academic trends in Chicano/a, Hispano/a, Latino/a, American or Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies.
– Experience participating in projects, events and activities.
– Problem-solving and analytical skills.
– Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in Spanish and English.
Please check the UNM JOBS page for more info: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1319659773554. Feel free to contact me with any questions or nominations.
 

Suzanne Michele Schadl, PhD
University of New Mexico
schadl@unm.edu

Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries

The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries seeks an Archivist to process manuscript collections and archival materials and help plan, organize, and implement systems and procedures for maintaining physical and intellectual control over such collections with the goal of preserving and improving access to these collections.
To learn more: http://www.library.miami.edu/about/employment/faculty_chcarchivist.html
 
María R. Estorino
Deputy Chair & Chief Operations Manager
Cuban Heritage Collection
University of Miami Libraries
PO Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
305-284-5854 (o)
305-284-4901(f)
http://library.miami.edu/chc/