Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
MLIS or equivalent and a Master’s degree in a related field.
Three years professional library experience required.
Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination.
Experience in an academic or research library.
Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts.
Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar.
Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services.
Working knowledge of at least one Western European language.
Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities.
An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation.
Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.
Ph.D in History.
Working knowledge of a non-European language.
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Librarian for History and Area Studies Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,280 to $81,435 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000071-Academic Liaison Personnel area: Libraries
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