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Latin American Curator, Arizona State University

https://lib.asu.edu/employment/acadprof/latin-american-curator

Arizona State University Library seeks an engaged and dynamic curator who can combine leadership, imagination, information technology, to give distinguished leadership to our interdisciplinary academic programs on all ASU campuses and the Spanish and Portuguese programs in the School of International Letters and Culture (SILC).

S/he guides, assists, and instructs faculty, students, and staff in the research process through the application of expertise in scholarly communication and designated subject areas, information retrieval systems, teaching, and reference services. S/he selects materials (vernacular and non-vernacular) in all formats in support of ongoing curriculum and research; manages firm order, approval and blanket order plans, conducts on-going collection analyses; and establishes and maintains excellent relationships with vendors and publishers. S/he is an active member of the ad-hoc Area Specialists Team that meets regularly to set goals and collaborate on interdisciplinary issues affecting area programs. S/he may participate in buying trips in areas responsibility, and is active at the regional, national and international levels, and in community outreach activities.

As a member of the Collections and Scholarly Communications Office, this position works cooperatively with colleagues to meet Office, University Libraries, and ASU goals. This position reports to Chief Officer of the Collections and Scholarly Communications Office.

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the substance and ambition of the University’s charter, goals, and design:  ASU Charter . We are building a New American University and seek in every appointment to identify individuals who are fearless, imaginative, and tireless in working in its spirit.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree and Experience in relevant subject areas.  Ability to read, write, and speak fluent Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and culture of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula
  • Demonstrated experience in collection development in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated excellent, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of publishing trends in Latin America.

Preferred

  • MLS Degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to digital scholarship initiatives
  • Accomplished bibliographer/curator aware of document, image, and video requirements of scholarship in field of expertise
  • Demonstrated strong record of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated experience using current and advanced technology in support of creative and scholarly work
  • Achievement of a terminal degree appropriate to the field of work

Salary and Rank:  This is a continuing appointment track academic professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian or Archivist, Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

The Arizona State University Libraries is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America.  The ASU Libraries include nine physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, International Business Information Centre at Thunderbird and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Arts+Design Library.  In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  The ASU Libraries support over 90,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty.  More information about the Arizona State University Libraries can be found at: lib.asu.edu.

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, Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu.  Questions about the position and search should be directed to Dennis Brunning, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, dennis.brunning@asu.edu.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 30, 2016; applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks 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’s Charter animates an institution “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed.” Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Reposted: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

Librarian Position at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,

Tulane University

Job No.                                 IRC9646

Job Title                 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Location                 New Orleans, LA, US

Organization Name     Howard Tilton Library

Posting Summary

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for supporting metadata-dependent efforts to manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the library’s physical and digital collections. The incumbent works with staff in the Tulane Digital Library, Library IT, Special Collections, and Technical Services to develop, implement, and evaluate procedures, standards, and workflows relating to metadata creation within the metadata ecosystem of the libraries. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for the library’s special collections, in a variety of formats. The incumbent creates and edits non-MARC metadata using MODS, EAD, MADS and other schema adopted by the library; serves as the Division’s resource person for open linked data in library systems; participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and contributes and updates NACO authority records.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

  • Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks
  • Evidence of cataloging and metadata workflows and services, including authority control and identity management
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific controlled thesauri such as AAT, TGM, or LCGFT
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in both a library and research context
  • Evidence of organizational and project planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience using XML and MODS
  • Experience cataloging using RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, LCC, MARC 21 formats
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion and an ILS

Minimum Education

  • MLS or MUS from an ALA-accredited program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of academic library roles in support of data management and data management planning, including metadata support
  • Experience with XSLT
  • Experience with MADS, METS, EAD, or PREMIS
  • Experience with a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Experience with NACO

How To Apply

Please apply online through the “Jobs at Tulane” webpage:

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

This job posting will close on: Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) – University of Florida

POSITION: Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

RANK: Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections

SALARY: $62,478 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank $68,230 minimum salary at the University Librarian rank Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

REQUISITION #: 499010

DEADLINE DATE: November 10, 2016 – review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials – see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

JOB SUMMARY

The Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure-track library faculty position within the Special and Area Studies Collections Department, responsible for overall management and development of the LACC holdings, programs, priority initiatives, and personnel. The Curator of LACC provides strategic vision and overall management for a preeminent collection at the University of Florida. This position initiates and manages unit programs, outreach activities, grants, and special projects, including initiatives to digitize Caribbean materials in partnership with leading U.S. and international institutions. The Curator of LACC is a key liaison for the Libraries in its international partnership with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba and other partners. The Curator collaborates closely within the Libraries and across campus to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at University of Florida. This position leads a team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals and procedures for public services, technical services, and collection management, with oversight of materials budgets. The Curator is expected to participate in publications, bibliographical control, digitization, outreach, exhibits, and fundraising programs, and serves as a liaison between the LACC unit and Libraries administration, in consultation with the Chair. The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Curator of LACC will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet the standards for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and to foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Curator of LACC will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection is a faculty position with managerial responsibilities and strategic leadership for the physical and digital holdings, personnel, and resources related to Latin American and Caribbean studies in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. The following faculty responsibilities are integrated into the position of Curator of LACC:

1. Establishes strategic plans and promotes the national and international profile of LACC’s mission and holdings, and develops plans with the Chair and other administrators for supporting the academic and research objectives of the University of Florida.
2. Provides overall management of LACC; supervises library faculty and staff including assigning responsibilities, training, monitoring, and evaluating; and collaborates with the Chair regarding support services for LACC.
3. Heads and manages projects to build the preeminence and distinction of LACC, beginning with a new digitization initiative focused on Cuba.
4. Serves as the key Library liaison with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and with institutional partners, including communication in and translation of official documents.
5. Supports digitization and participates in the development of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).
6. Provides consultative services to faculty and advanced graduate students in Latin American and Caribbean studies, maintaining contact with faculty and students utilizing the Latin American and Caribbean Collection to ensure Library support of university needs, and client awareness of relevant library resources and information.
7. Stays current with emerging scholarship in Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as resources at UF and other libraries or collections that serve the Latin American and Caribbean studies field.
8. Oversees collection management policies for circulating and special collections, as well as LACC approval plans, working with LACC and other Libraries personnel to review relevant sources of information to ensure optimal selection of circulating and special collections material for acquisition by purchase, gift, exchange, or other, with authority over unit approval plan and oversight of expenditures and documentation.
9. Establishes cataloging and preservation priorities, and makes storage, transfer, and deselection decisions for Latin American and Caribbean materials.
10. Participates in reformatting and digitization programs for important items in jeopardy and in creation of metadata appropriate for bibliographical control, in coordination with departments in the Libraries.
11. Participates in the Special and Area Studies Collections strategic planning process and departmental activities.
12. Works closely with the Libraries’ Development Office (Development Officers and Public Information Officer) to organize fundraising and donor relations activities.
13. Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
14. Participates in the Library’s exhibition, research, and publication programs.
15. Serves on Library and departmental consultative bodies as appropriate.
16. Develops and maintains professional relationships with other Latin American and Caribbean bibliographers, providing leadership at the national level in various organizations. The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

Professional level knowledge of Spanish and English.
Masters or equivalent degree in a field relevant to Latin American and/or Caribbean studies.
Eight years of relevant experience.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to successfully and proactively interact with colleagues in the Libraries, the scholarly community and institutional partners.
Evidence of leadership and/or collaboration in one or more major projects related to creating, disseminating or maintaining scholarly or cultural resources.
Human resource management and/or supervision experience, including leading and engaging staff in complex projects.  Ability to work effectively as part of a team within a culturally diverse client community – faculty, students, community members, administrators, staff, and library patrons.
Strong potential for meeting requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh)

Preferred:

PhD in relevant field.
MLIS degree.
Strong knowledge of existing and emerging trends in scholarship related to Cuba.
Excellence in bibliographical research, heritage preservation or area related to librarianship.
Experience or strong interest in grant writing and development.
Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015.” UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25 million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million documents and 1.35 million maps and images. The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American and Caribbean, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Map and Imagery The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

SPECIAL AND AREA STUDIES COLLECTIONS:
Special and Area Studies Collections encompasses Area Studies Collections, the Map & Imagery Library, and the Special Collections of the University of Florida. The Area Studies Collections are the Latin American and Caribbean Collection; the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica; and the African Studies and Asian Studies collections. Special Collections include the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the General Manuscript Collection, the Rare Book Collection, and the University Archives.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COLLECTION:
The Latin American and Caribbean Collection is one of the finest collections for the study of Latin American and Caribbean studies in the world. It contains approximately 500,000 volumes, 1,100 current / active serial titles, some 50,000 microforms, and a growing body of computer-based information and digital material. The Latin American and Caribbean Collection is a major contributor to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), supports the study of Latin American and the Caribbean studies at the University of Florida and internationally, and is closely associated with the UF Center for Latin American Studies. The Latin American and Caribbean Collection is one of a small number in the United States that maintains its own reading room and specialized staff for reference services. It is now open in newly renovated quarters on the 3rd floor of Smathers Library.

COMMUNITY
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on Livability.com “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive.

BENEFITS
Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement about what it takes to create and support a preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by November 10, 2016 (applications will be reviewed beginning October 24, 2016). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/search/?search-keyword=latin%20america&job-mailsubscribe-privacy=agree. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of Florida’s Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

2 Positions at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College

Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
Job Opening: Art Assistant Digital Curator (part time)
Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives, Hunter College, Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, Rm. 122, New York, NY
Schedule: Flexible, 19-20hr work week
Start Date: Available immediately Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Commensurate with work experience, salary history and falls within established university guidelines.
Assignments & Supervision: The Art Assistant Digital Curator position will report to the Digital Archivist regarding the enhancement and development of digital assets pertaining to archival art collections.
Art Program Assistant Digital Curator duties and responsibilities:
1. Curation of the Centro Digital Art Humanities Exhibitions.
2. Evaluate and update metadata of digital assets from current and past travelling exhibitions.
3. Selects and prioritizes the Centro art collections to be transferred to a digital format.
4. Oversees and assists with the digitization of art works in coordination with Centro staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Art and or art/history background and knowledge, specifically, knowledge of Puerto Rican visual art and artists.
• Proficiency in the use of applications including experience with content management systems and/or databases, descriptive metadata and editing software including Adobe Photoshop.
• Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
• Skill in the appropriate handling of museum-quality artwork and/or artifacts.
• Demonstrated art research skills.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu The subject line of the email should read: Art Assistant Digital Curator Telephone queries: 212-396-7879.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Job Opening: Digital Projects Coordinator (Full time equivalent)
Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, East Building, 68th ST & Lexington Ave
Schedule: Mon-Friday, 35 hour work week
Start Date: Available immediately Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Salary range: 36,400-40,300 commensurate with work experience,
salary history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part time funding sources). Limited fringe benefits available.
Assignments & Supervision: Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Work under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.
Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the implementation of assigned digital projects.
• Contribute to the development of digital collections. • Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
• Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to supervisors and staff.
• Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
• Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.
• Responsible for technical aspects of digital project outcomes.
Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture with special emphasis on knowledge of digital humanities regarding Puerto Ricans in the United States and an excellent grasp on information in Puerto Rican studies including digital based resources desired.
• A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered such as a Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ experience involving digitization in a library, archives, or museum environment.
• Experience with digitizing archival material.
• Knowledge of format and encoding standards such as METS, MODS, EAD, TIFF, JP2.Proven ability to learn new technologies and adaptability to master and manage multiple workflows.
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communications in both English and Spanish, meticulous and accurate recordkeeping, track record of meeting deadlines consistently.
• Experience with databases and software, including content management systems such as Collective Access and intranet/document management systems such as SharePoint.
• Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation issues and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
• Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu . The subject line of the email should read: Digital Projects Coordinator. Telephone queries: 212-396-7879
About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu
Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country.

Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in divisional projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops on digital research tools and resources
  • Provides in-depth research consultation services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • 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.
  • This position reports to the Director of Collections.

 

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

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go tohttp://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74616

Application deadline (extended): October 5, 2016

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

Job posting P16-43669

Digital Humanities Librarian, University of New Mexico

0835496
Digital Humanities Librarian
Faculty – Open Rank
Digital Humanities Librarian
University Libraries
99
Negotiable
UNM Main Campus (Abq)
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Digital Humanities Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication. This is a full-time, 12-month position with faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date is November 1, 2016. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications, with full benefits.

The Digital Humanities Librarian will provide specialized reference, consulting and project development services to humanities students, faculty, and researchers at UNM. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and throughout New Mexico to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. This position will also serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist for English, and as a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication unit, they will contribute to digital collections and access initiatives. The Digital Humanities Librarian will keep current with emerging research and instructional tools and technologies. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

Position Description

  • Provides individual digital scholarship research consultations for humanities students and faculty. Evangelizes these services to the humanities academic departments.
  • Conducts presentations, class instruction and workshops on topics related to digital humanities.
  • Evaluates existing tools and technologies, and investigates emerging technologies to identify potential uses in humanities research.
  • Prototypes demonstration projects and/or implements tools for use by others.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Library and the humanities academic departments to develop and promote digital scholarship services for the arts and humanities.
  • Works on selected DISC digital collections projects and digital initiatives. Works on collaborative initiatives with the Center for Southwest Research, Latin American Collections, Indigenous Nations Library Program and Research Data Services.
  • Provides end user support for selected digital library resources and services hosted by the University Libraries.
  • Serves as subject specialist for English, performing consultation, instruction and collection development.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May teach a credit course in the UL&LS Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program.

    UNM faculty must meet requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent.
  • 1 year of experience with one or more digital humanities research tools and methods, such as text mining, scholarly encoding, data visualization, digital mapping, image analysis, or augmented reality.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies across a variety of arts and humanities disciplines, including data visualization tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in core web technologies and standards: JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working with primary sources and conducting archival research.
  • Familiarity with scholarly publishing issues, such as copyright and open access.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
07-29-2016
08-31-2016
Open Until Filled
Faculty Profile
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of References (Faculty/Exec)
Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment.

Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, at lboetger@unm.edu

Faculty
Competitive
http://library.unm.edu/
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Exempt
unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88391

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries

Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian to join a responsive and high impact area studies program which strongly supports research and teaching at the University. The Middle East Studies collection is relevant and distinctive, reflecting the prominence of the University’s Middle East Studies Center and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian is a critical partner for these dynamic programs and leads the Libraries’ engagement and collection building in these areas to advance discovery and learning in a globalized, information-rich environment.

Full position description here

Associate Director for Communications and Program Development – John Carter Brown Library

Associate Director for Communications and Program Development – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library is an independently administered and funded center for research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located on the main green of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island since 1901. The library collects primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America before ca. 1825. The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period.

The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development leads the John Carter Brown Library’s strategic outreach and fundraising programs, building relationships with local, regional, national, and international partners to enhance the reputation of the JCB’s world-renowned collection and supported scholarly research. By directing the Library’s strategic communications, programming, and engagement efforts, the incumbent ensures that Library programs, priorities, and goals are communicated effectively through the Library’s print publications, website, e-mail communication, as well as other channels internal and external to the Library. By developing and leading the JCB’s fund development programs, in close coordination with the Library Director and in consultation with the Brown University Office of Advancement, the position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual board and membership contributions as well as long-term endowment funding initiatives. This position collaborates closely with the Library Director on matters related to fundraising, programming initiatives, communications strategy, and the Library’s overarching research agenda.

 Responsibilities Include:

  1. Lead the Library’s national and international outreach to external institutions, networks and peer libraries and research centers, including strategic constituencies at Brown University, current and potential members of the Library’s Association of Friends and Fellows, and other local constituencies: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development will develop and advance a comprehensive strategic communications plan to promote the Library and its programs to a wide range of audiences. With the assistance of the Coordinator of Academic Programming and Public Outreach, the incumbent will promote the JCB’s activities to its myriad constituencies and publics, from Providence to the four corners of the globe. This includes research libraries throughout the Americas, cultural institutions in New England and the nation, and other important scholarly centers that relate to the Library’s mission. Supporting efforts include networking, strategic planning, audience identification, message development, design oversight, and ongoing efforts to present the John Carter Brown Library at conferences involving strategic partnerships. The Associate Director will: write and produce all related publications and web communications; develop targeted communication channels, messages, and visuals that support Library goals with institutional research partners, national and international networks, donors and the broader public; oversee all aspects of publications including copy development, design, printing, and mailing of all publications projects, including special publications to support fundraising, substantive newsletters and annual reports, donor stewardship materials, marketing brochures, websites, and event publicity. Distribution will include peer institutions, international research networks, members of the Brown community (including Corporation members), alumni, donors, senior administrators, faculty, students, research fellows and peer academic institutions, and other external audiences as appropriate. This position will also ensure that the Library’s web communications and website are linked to ongoing activities at the Library, including curatorial activities, public outreach, cataloguing and acquisitions, and the like.
  2. Raise annual, endowment, and external grant funds to support the Library. Work with Library leadership and others to generate increasing philanthropic support for Library programs: Develop and achieve the Library’s fundraising goals, set in consultation with the Director and the Library’s Board of Governors. Work closely with the Brown University Office of Advancement and Chairman of the Library’s Association of Friends and Fellows to implement fundraising strategies for expanded annual giving goals, including but not limited to direct mail programs, call and e-mail strategies, planning giving, direct donor solicitation, and effective stewardship. Work with Advancement and University leadership to increase endowment giving through targeted comprehensive solicitations. Conduct donor research, serve as liaison between Advancement and the Board of Governors, develop donor cultivation and solicitation events, and oversee donor recognition. With Director and Associate Librarian, contribute to grant proposals to support Library programs, including international and interdisciplinary partnerships. This position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual gifts, actively increasing the Library’s endowment to support ongoing and new initiatives, and developing new sources of external funding.
  3. Advising the Director on Matters related to Communications, Public Relations, and Fundraising and Assisting Overall in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the incumbent be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director to plan major initiatives and develop implementation strategies, serving as a resource of the director to develop internal policies. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Associate Director function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to fundraising, communications, programming, and publications.
  4. Supervise staff members who coordinate academic programming, public outreach, and fellowship program: The Associate Director for Communications, Programs, and Development will also supervise two staff positions: the Coordinator for Academic Programming and Public Outreach and the Fellowships Coordinator. The first position will support many of the activities of the Associate Director, working in close collaboration to advance institutional priorities. The second position, chiefly responsible for managing the Fellowship program, will also work closely with the Associate Director to provide information on the research activities of fellows and help to hone the communications strategy with regard to ongoing and future research priorities.

 

Qualifications:

¨      Advanced degree strongly preferred

¨      Minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience, with background in development and/or public relations strongly preferred. Proven ability to solicit gifts and work with major donors essential

¨      Ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies, locally, nationally and internationally. These include Board members, University administrators, librarians, research fellows and scholars, and members of the general public

¨      Familiarity with foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography would be desirable, but not required

¨      Discretion in handling donor data; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding financial information.

¨      Accomplished and strategic communicator with excellent writing, public speaking, fundraising, presentation, and planning skills, including grant and proposal writing. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

¨      Experience with Blackbaud or other donor management software and/or information management skills a plus.

¨      Management experience and demonstrated leadership capacity.

 

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Associate-Director-for-Communications-and-Program-Development—John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126242

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints – John Carter Brown Library

George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of maps and atlases related to the history of the Americas and, more broadly, to the entire world, across the period stretching from the earliest printed atlases (c. 1472) through to maps showcasing the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). The Library has consistently added significant geographical works to its world-renowned collection of Americana. The print collection, albeit smaller, has likewise continued to grow, and consists of a separate collection of prints as well as a collection of mostly British political cartoons. The George S. Parker II ’51 Curator of Maps and Prints serves as the chief ambassador – and chief proselytizer – for both of these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities for this collection include: its continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of Maps and Prints have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and the history of maps (and, ideally, how the two intersect) so as to be able to answer reference questions concerning the collection, and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present cartographic material to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Promoting the Use of the Map and Print Collections by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of Maps and Prints serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB’s cartographic and print collection to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library’s holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of cartography. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.

2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of Maps and Prints is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library’s broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator’s institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research.

3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Maps and Prints Curator will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book and map dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in maps and books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of sheet maps, atlases, maps in books, prints and views, and secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.

4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of Maps and Prints is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, but especially atlases, maps, and prints. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of Maps and Prints will also engage with all aspects of the Library’s digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about cartographical materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.

5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of Maps and Prints reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

– Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to the history of cartography, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with map and/or print collections; experience with the stewardship of unique collections and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts

– Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities

– Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries

– Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship

– Familiarity with or strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are highly desirable

– Interest or ability in linking the study of historical maps and atlases with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or GIS-based projects

– Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/George-S-Parker-II–51-Curator-of-Maps-and-Prints—John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126169

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

Curator of European Books – John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world’s most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). European books on the history of the Americas lie distinctly at its core. Throughout its history, the Library has consistently added significant holdings to its world-renowned collection of Americana, including not only Spanish and Portuguese works but also Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian and Slavic books. The Curator of European Books serves as the ambassador – and chief proselytizer – for these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities include: the Library’s continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of European Books have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present material in imperial history, cultural history, the history of the book, and other relevant disciplines to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Promoting the Use of the Library Collection by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of European Books serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB’s collection – and especially its European books – to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library’s holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of Europe and the Americas. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.
  2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of European Books is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library’s broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator’s institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research
  3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Curator of European Books will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of European books and occasional manuscripts across the range of geographic fields, as well as secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.
  4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of European Books is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, especially books and manuscripts. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of European Books will also engage with all aspects of the Library’s digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.
  5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of European Books reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library’s senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

¨      Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to European and/or Atlantic world history, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with library collections; experience with the stewardship of unique materials and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts

¨      Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities

¨      Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries

¨      Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship

¨      Strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are essential

¨      Interest in or ability to link traditional topics in the history of the Americas with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or web-based projects

¨      Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

 

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University’s career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Curator-of-European-Books—The-John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126252-1

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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