1. Serves as subject specialist for relevant academic departments and students and faculty throughout the university. Provides research consultations, instruction sessions, in-person and virtual reference services, and other liaison librarian support. 2. Develops library collections in all appropriate formats (print, digital, audio-visual, etc.) through acquisitions. 3. Raises awareness of collections through outreach efforts such as maintaining reading rooms, office hours, social media, exhibits, tours, mailing list messages, library workshops, and the sponsorship of academic conferences and lectures. 4. Creates and maintains web sites, online research guides, and other digital tools for research and teaching. 5. May work closely with, or directly supervises, staff who order and process collection materials. May supervise processing of special collections, including decisions on arrangement and description and oversight of finding aid creation. 6. May collaborate with relevant departments on projects related to collection preservation and digitization. 7. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists, special collection curators, etc. to support research and teaching. 8. May collaborate as appropriate with library staff engaged in fund-raising and development efforts. 9. Maintains networks of individuals and institutions located in relevant fields of study to facilitate access to information and collections for Yale affiliates. 10. Maintains affiliation with Yale departments, programs, and organizations, serving as official library representative when appropriate. Actively contributes to the academic activities of these organizations. 11. Participates in departmental library planning for research support and the collections program. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and working groups, and engages in collaborations and professional activities at Yale, as well as regionally and nationally. 12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 13. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, Connecticut. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: PhD in English language & literature or Comparative Literature. Excellent reading knowledge of related foreign languages, particularly Western European. Experience teaching in a library or academic setting. Experience with software for citation management & creation of web content, and using archives or libraries. Interest in learning emerging technologies & web applications.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: PhD in English language & literature or Comparative Literature. Excellent reading knowledge of related foreign languages, particularly Western European. Experience teaching in a library or academic setting. Experience with software for citation management & creation of web content, and using archives or libraries. Interest in learning emerging technologies & web applications.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Literature in English
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to design projects and bring them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Librarian, Literature in English & Comparative Lit
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated skill in providing high-quality, user-centered research support services, preferably in an academic library.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and an advanced degree in a field related to the study of the relevant area or an advanced degree in a related field and relevant library experience. 2. Knowledge of the history of, and current trends in, scholarly research related to English language and literature and Comparative Literature. 3. Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (print and electronic) and research methods for the study of literature. 4. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Internal Number: 58860BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.