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The Germanic Languages and Literature and Comparative Literature Studies Subject Librarian engages in, promotes and provides support for scholarly and curricular activities for faculty, students and the community. This position serves wider discovery needs and research support through the creation and utilization of research tools (including the compilation of the annual Contemporary German Literature Bibliography), research assistance and instruction, collection development and liaison duties in the assigned subject area(s). The incumbent is expected to continue their professional development in their assigned subject area(s) as part of their work serving students, faculty, colleagues and the community at large. The Germanic Languages and Literature and Comparative Literature Studies Subject Librarian will be involved in various library activities managed by other library programs and within the Research and Academic Collaborations Service Division.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research & liaison services responsibilities. The incumbent in this position is expected to deliver research services by:
Providing and assessing in-person/virtual reference and research consultation services to fulfill user research needs
Liaising with faculty, students and others in assigned subject areas to facilitate information about library resources/activities through regular meetings and appropriate communication channels
Liaising with faculty, students and others in assigned subject areas to solicit material collection or service related needs
Promoting the role of research libraries to the university and community at large by participation in, but not limited to, campus, regional and national committees and projects
Appreciating and understanding the evolving nature of scholarship, scholarly output and the research data cycle and appropriately sharing that knowledge with faculty and students
Connecting researchers, when applicable, with others within the libraries in a collaborative manner addressing scholarly communication needs including, but not limited to, publishing, data management and repository services
Collaborating with Special Collections, Data Services and other areas within the Libraries providing cross-divisional partnerships and subject expertise to ensure the success of projects, collections, etc.
Collection development. In collaboration with the Collection Services Librarian and with colleagues within the Libraries, the incumbent develops, maintains, and assesses subject specific collections for the libraries. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
Development of subject-specific collection policies
Consultations with subject faculty, students and staff in selecting materials
Manage, assess and maintain collection budgets, collection materials and collection approval plans
Professional awareness in subject area and collection criteria
Collaboration with other areas in the libraries ensuring successful ordering and cataloging of assigned collections
Instruction. Incumbent collaborates with colleagues within and beyond the libraries to deliver, plan and assess strategic and effective instruction and learning materials to meet the curricular needs of faculty and students. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
Design, deliver and assess effective instructional sessions and activities through the solicitation of user and instructor feedback
Design, implement and assess effective online learning and digital tools
Develop and enhance teaching skills, as appropriate
Professional development. Incumbent will further their professional knowledge not only in their subject specialty, but also in the field of librarianship and areas relevant to their position by:
Participation in professional library or subject related organizations and committees
Attending or participating in professional webinars/instruction sessions
Stay current in their subject areas through various methods
ALA Accredited MLS/MLIS or other subject MA (or higher degree) within one or more of the assigned subject disciplines
Academic or library experience
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Olin Library. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.