Founded 1956

SALALM - Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Check here for postings on jobs & internships related to librarianship in Latin American, Latino, Caribbean, and/or Iberian Studies. If you would like to add a position to the SALALM Job Announcements page, contact Melissa Gasparotto <gasparom@rci.rutgers.edu>.

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July 11, 2011

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies, in the Collections, Research & Instructional Services Department, and is actively seeking nominations and applications.  The first consideration date for this position is August 10, 2011.

For your convenience, the complete posting may be downloaded here – it includes the position description, complete qualifications and application procedures.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply to Jenifer Abramson, Assistant Director of Academic Human Resources, UCLA Library, Library Human Resources, 22478 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575.  Email applications encouraged and can be sent to jobs-hr@library.ucla.edu.  Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and addresses for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. 

Candidates applying by August 10, 2011 will be given first consideration.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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June 28, 2011

Bibliographer for Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages, Georgetown University

Georgetown University’s mission is that of a student-centered research university. The Library, by providing preeminent collections and services, plays a central role in the work of learning and research at the university. Georgetown University Library seeks a Bibliographer for Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages for an opportunity to develop collections in a full spectrum of formats in coordination with a wide range of constituencies. We seek an experienced and innovative individual skilled at both building and assessing research collections across a large, complex, and rapidly changing information landscape. Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, this position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students whose work centers in Latin America whether they are affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies in the School of Foreign Service or with another department such as Spanish and Portuguese, Government, History, or Anthropology, and will secondarily take liaison responsibility for Spanish and Portuguese and other subjects as appropriate. Develops collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University, oversees the materials budget, fosters effective working relationships with library and academic colleagues and helps to manage collections.  This position also serves as the expert for all services related to sources for Latin American studies and Iberian languages, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of researchers in particular as they pertain to Latin America, including those in the Special Collections Research Center.  Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.

Qualifications:
·    A minimum of 3 years of experience working with Latin American collections in an academic or research library is required; collection development experience is strongly preferred. 
·    Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or similarly appropriate/equivalent advanced degree or documented substantive experience is required
·    A second Master’s Degree in a field relevant to Latin American studies is required.
·    Must possess knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures, and cultures of Latin America.
·    Demonstrated experience in research methodologies, instruction and public services.
·    Must be fluent in Spanish.  A reading knowledge of Portuguese is required. 
·    Demonstrated expertise in use of web-authoring applications, knowledge of current instructional and multimedia technologies, and a high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences and humanities are required.
·    Evidence of superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
·    Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
·    Record of participation and/or contribution in library professional organizations. 
·    Must have strong commitment to service, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment, with all levels of patrons and staff.

Salary/Benefits/Rank:  Salary commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including 21 days/year paid leave; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance. This is a 12-month Academic/Administrative Professional (AAP) appointment.

Apply online at www.library.georgetown.edu/employment.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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June 9, 2011

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT: IADB Institutional Repository
(Felipe Herrera Library & Knowledge Management Division)

Background

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continues to strengthen its strategy for the implementation of international standards and good practices for the processing, storage and dissemination of Bank’s publications to facilitate access to quality and pertinent knowledge in a timely manner and enhance the visibility of the Bank’s Knowledge Products (KPs) among relevant target groups within the Bank and in LAC.  One of the fundamental pieces of this strategy is the Bank Repository of Institutional Knowledge (BRIK), coordinated by the Knowledge Management Division and the Felipe Herrera Library of the Bank.  Among the various aspects of the Repository Project is the implementation of a repository platform able to interact with current Bank tools and external knowledge sources which will consolidate access, and provide additional context and meaning to Bank knowledge products, in coordination with the development and implementation of a faceted controlled vocabulary and the adoption of a metadata schema compliant with international standards to facilitate classification, retrieval, and exchange.


Objective of the consultancy

Main Activities  

  • Maintain controlled vocabulary files (faceted, poly-hierarchical) as needed both in hosting software (source) and within systems leveraging the source files.
  • Assist in the design, development, and monitoring of a Vocabulary Portal, researching Bank’s subject vocabulary and updating thesaurus according to current events of issues in Latin American development.
  • Continuously seek for advice and feedback in understanding Bank’s use of subject terms by specialists in project and sectorial teams.
  • Identify and upload documents into the Bank’s Institutional Repository (BRIK).
  • Review and edit metadata of documents in BRIK as assigned, adhering to cataloguing standards and policies.
  • Serve as a support contact for questions related to BRIK and the controlled vocabulary, including troubleshooting and performing hands-on training for Bank personnel.  
  • Work in close coordination with BRIK Repository and Vocabulary Portal teams.
  • Other activities as assigned, in support of the Repository project team.

Deliverables

  • Consistent provision of timely, high-quality service and products.
  • Updated Vocabulary file.
  • Final report including achievements and lessons learned upon completion of contract.
  • Other deliverables as required.  

Contractual Characteristics

Type of consultancy: Research Fellow

Contract Duration:  1 year with the possibility of renewal for 1 year more

Post of Duty: Bank Headquarters - 1300 New York Ave. NW, Washington D.C.


Responsible Office and Org. Unit: Reports to BRIK Project Manager and the Felipe Herrera Library chief in Knowledge and Learning (KNL).


Requirements  

Academic Degree

  • Preferably, the Research Fellow should have, or currently be pursuing, a master’s degree in one of these areas:  Library Sciences, Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Latin American Studies, or a related discipline.
  • Graduate students and recent graduates encouraged to apply. 

Experience

  • Experience with taxonomy/ vocabulary development.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas highly desired.
  • Highly proficient in conducting internet research and utilizing current web technology, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
  • Web-programming / website design experience a plus.

 

Languages

  • Proficient in both Spanish and English, written and spoken.  
  • Portuguese and/ or French a plus.

 

Skills

  • Research Fellow should be able to multi-task and be highly organized.
  • Ability to act independently, creatively, and under own initiative.
  • Should have a clear understanding of development issues in Latin America.  

   

Application:

  • Please send a cover letter and your CV to Kyle Strand (kyles@iadb.org) to apply to this position.  

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Curator, Latin American Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian I-III
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (8:30-5:00); occasional evening and weekend hours

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

THE LATIN AMERICAN  COLLECTION

The Latin American Collection at Yale is responsible for the development of a strong research collection of materials from Latin America that meets the information needs of faculty, students and other scholars in the Yale community.  The Collection selects and acquires materials published in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.  It is considered to be one of the foremost collections in the United States, containing a wealth of research material and offering a variety of research opportunities for Latin American studies.  The collection comprises over 530,000 printed volumes, including monographs, serials, newspapers, and government documents.  It has subscriptions to over 3,500 Latin American periodicals and monographic series.  Most of these works are in the principal languages of the region, Spanish and Portuguese, but also included are many publications in French, English, Dutch, Creole, and Latin American indigenous languages.  In addition to printed matter, there is a rich collection of manuscript material, a microfilm collection of over 15,000 reels, as well as such non-book materials as photographs, documentary film, sound recordings, and sheet maps.  The collection is mainly housed in Sterling Memorial Library, but there are sizeable Latin American holdings in the Economic Growth Center Collection, and the Beinecke, Divinity, Social Science, Art, Music, and Law libraries. As one of the oldest collections among the major Latin American collections in the United States, it forms the core of the national resource for the study of Latin Americana.

Yale offers Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in disciplines related to Latin America , and it continues to attract highly qualified graduate students from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Based in Sterling Memorial Library and reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and International Programs, the Curator is responsible for the department called the Latin American Collection, encompassing activities from selection to acquisition to copy cataloging to preservation and collection management across various formats and media. Provides strong support to Yale students and faculty for their teaching, learning, and research. Manages three (3) full-time equivalents (FTEs), plus students, and a substantial acquisitions budget. Works in close cooperation with key departments across the Library, including other area curators, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Preservation, International Digital Projects, and staff in other departmental libraries. Relationships with and services to Yale's students and faculty, as well as outreach and participation in activities beyond the Yale community, including publishers, vendors, and professional groups are key components for success in the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the development, management, and interpretation of the Latin American Collection.  Selects materials for the Collection; develops, manages, and promotes library collections and services across all library formats (books, journals, databases, audio, video, etc.) in the languages of the region, mainly Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.  Evaluates content and condition of collections, deciding what to add, preserve, replace, and withdraw.  Establishes and maintains good relationships with dealers, content providers, exchange partners, libraries, and other institutions connected with Latin American studies.

Participates in and contributes specialist knowledge to Yale University Library's and Yale University's digital library projects for Latin America.

Manages a staff of three (3) full-time equivalents (FTEs) plus students, and a budget of over $300,000 for acquisitions.  Collaborates with other departments in preservation of and access to Latin American research materials.   Communicates with and assists faculty and students in meeting their teaching, learning, and research needs. Provides in-depth reference research, instruction, and consultations.  Develops and maintains the Latin American web page, subject guides, and finding aids.  Works closely with and serves as a member of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies.  Advocates for, publicizes, and exhibits the Library's Latin American activities locally and nationally.  Participates in scholarly meetings and conferences related to Latin America; keeps active in Latin American-related scholarly activities at the local regional national and international level.

Keeps the Associate University Librarian (AUL) informed of important changes in programs affecting collections and services.  Works with the AUL and Library Development to identify and develop funding opportunities.  Participates in library planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.   May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.  May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

QUALFICATIONS

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a graduate degree in a field relevant to Latin American studies -OR- a graduate degree in a field relevant to Latin American studies and an equivalent combination of relevant library experience. Appointment to the rank of Librarian II requires a minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the Librarian III rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.  Experience with teaching in a library or academic setting.  Experience with the creation and use of digitized content for research and teaching.  Experience in creating content for Web pages.

Fluency/proficiency in Spanish and ability to work in at least one other Western European language, preferably Portuguese, as well as excellent communication skills in English.  Familiarity with the history of, and current trends in, scholarly research related to Latin American studies.  Familiarity with the major bibliographic tools used for Latin American studies and a knowledge of the current book trade in Latin America.  Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative, team-based environment. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.  Demonstrated initiative and proactive engagement.  Knowledge of trends in networked access to information, social networking, citation management, course management systems, digitization, and other technologies used by readers and libraries to facilitate information access and management.  Familiarity with the use of archives and practices for archival description. 

Preferred: Ability to plan, manage, and coordinate complex projects; demonstrated record of devising and bringing projects to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 12885BR.  Please be sure to reference #12885BR in your cover letter.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Curator of Special Collections. The Latin American Library, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library,
Tulane University

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Curator of Special Collections 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 Curator of Special Collections will combine a strong service orientation with collection development, outreach, and reference to ensure that the Latin American Library builds upon the high level of collections and user services for which it is renowned.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library is a service-oriented professional with a strong background in the languages, socioeconomic conditions, history and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The curator has primary responsibility for the organization, cataloging, preservation and access to the LAL rare books, manuscripts, visual and ephemeral materials, in consultation with the Director. S/he coordinates LAL digitization projects in collaboration with the LAL Director and web staff.  The curator shares with LAL bibliographers collection development and reference duties for all LAL collections, and participates in long-term planning for preservation and access of the collections. S/he also serves on library committees and actively participates in national and international professional and scholarly associations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution 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 or archive; excellent command of Spanish and/or Portuguese, spoken and written; knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Latin America; familiarity with archival procedures and practices; 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, immediate 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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Research and Instruction Librarian. The Latin American Library, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

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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International and Area Studies Librarian and Head, International and Area Studies Library and Professor of Library Administration. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available:  Position is open until filled.  This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-system faculty appointment.  Rank at the level of Associate or Full Professor of Library Administration with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.  The librarian appointment is permanent, but all current unit head appointments in the University Library are five-year, renewable terms. The successful candidate must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of the International and Area Studies (IAS) Library will provide leadership for, and supervision, of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using resources in international and areas studies.  This is an opportunity to lead reshaping international and area studies services to users in a major university research library which is involved in rethinking library services through a “new service model” process (www.library.illinois.edu/nsm/). The vision of the IAS Library is to be University's gateway to the world of information and scholarship about international, global, and area studies which are distinct and complementary scholarly projects. The gateway will connect the knowledge that is crucial to developing global competencies through the study of global concerns and transnational issues as well as the study of distinct nations and regions. 

The successful candidate will:

·Provide leadership for the successful integration of personnel and core activities supporting collections and public services into the new International and Area Studies (IAS) Library;

·Oversee operations and establish priorities for core services in the IAS Library, including reference service, collection development and management, liaison, outreach, instruction, and support for digital scholarship;

·Collaborate collegially and cooperatively with other personnel in the IAS Library, other unit heads, the AUL for Services, and the AUL for Collections;

·Communicate with campus constituent groups such as International and Area Studies Centers, and user communities;

·Evaluate/coach/mentor personnel;

·Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff members and graduate assistants/hourly staff in IAS Library;

·Prepare regular and on-demand reports for the IAS Library, including but not limited to strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, and budget proposals and requests;

·Provide collection development, reference service, and bibliographic instruction for general international areas.  Depending upon departmental needs and qualifications of the successful candidate, duties may also include regional area specialization responsibilities;  

·Coordinate IAS web site management, digital projects, development and management of additional collections, specific library programs and operations, and participate in other projects and activities;

·Perform other related duties as assigned.

 
Qualifications:  Required:  Experience leading and managing in an academic or research environment , particularly in area studies, social sciences, or humanities; Advanced degree in relevant discipline ; Experience providing information and research services and instruction in an academic or research environment; Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services and resources; Evidence of research, publication, and service to meet university standards for tenure Preferred: Progressively responsible professional experience in academic or research library setting, with a commitment to user-centered services; ALA-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent; Experience working with international or area studies programs and services; Demonstrated knowledge of relevant trends in digital libraries, the social aspects of information, and scholarly communications; Experience in building and sustaining library collections in all formats; Knowledge of one or more non-English languages; Commitment to mentoring and training ; Evidence of strong team-leadership skills; Demonstrated excellent communications skills; Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of an academically and culturally diverse community; Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. 

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience, and will include an administrative component for the five-year renewable appointment as unit head.  Rank at the level of Associate or Full Professor of Library Administration with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.  Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, publication, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. 

To Apply: Please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/  Upload letter of application and complete resume, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to: Cindy Kelly, Head, Library Human Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  For questions, please call: 217-333-8169. 

Deadline: Position is open until filled. Applicant submissions will be reviewed beginning 12/14/2010.  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 12/14/10.  

THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Special Collections Cataloger

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a Special Collections
Cataloger to provide original and complex copy cataloging,
retrospective conversion, and authority work for materials in the
library’s Special Collections Division and the Cuban Heritage
Collection, and to coordinate the special collections cataloging
activity of staff within Cataloging &Metadata Services following
prescribed national & local  standards.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading
research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and
international vitality. The University is privately supported,
non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a
260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree
granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and
Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education,
Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric
Science (www.miami.edu).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu)
rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a
collection of over 3.3 million volumes and 76,869 current serials
titles, including 72,942 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter
Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as
the central library for the University. Other University of Miami
libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi
Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin
Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library.
The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The
Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,370
undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time
faculty and staff.  Excluding the independent libraries, the
University Libraries employ 56 professional and 90 support staff and
are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.

POSITION:  Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging & Metadata
Services, the Special Collections Cataloger has primary responsibility
for providing original and complex copy cataloging, retrospective
conversion, and authority work for materials in the library’s Special
Collections Division and the Cuban Heritage Collection, and
coordinates special collections cataloging activity of staff within
Cataloging & Metadata Services following prescribed national & local
standards.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the
following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance:
•Provides original and complex copy cataloging of materials in the
Special Collections Division and the Cuban Heritage Collections,
including rare books, artists’ books, serials, and audiovisual
materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods, according
to national & local standards for rare book description.

•Provides training and guidance to cataloging staff performing
special collections cataloging and retrospective conversion; May
supervise special collections cataloging project teams and/or student
assistants.

•Works with the Head of CMS and collection curators to establish
cataloging priorities for special collections material, and to set
priorities for processing collections in the backlog, including
determining appropriate levels of treatment for groups of materials.

•Serves as liaison between CMS, Special Collections, and the Cuban
Heritage Collection for problem solving, changes in policies and
procedures and other cataloging and metadata issues; Participates in
the Cataloging Policy Board.

•Actively participates in the development and implementation of
metadata standards in the Libraries as they apply to the processing,
description, and cataloging of manuscripts and special collections
materials; Serves on the Metadata Working Group.

•Reviews EAD-encoded finding aids prepared by special collections
staff as needed for the purpose of assigning name, subject,
form/genre, and title headings, and may assign headings to finding
aids and related catalog records.

•Maintains awareness of  special collections and general cataloging
issues and standards, metadata standards, and librarianship;

Service
•Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations,
committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

•Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional,
national, or international organizations regarding issues in special
collections cataloging and metadata creation

QUALIFICATIONS: Required:
•Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or
foreign equivalent;

•Two years professional cataloging experience, including archival
and/or special collections materials;

•Knowledge of  DCRM(B), AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC21;

•Familiarity with DACS, EAD, and Dublin Core;

•Bibliographic knowledge of Spanish;

•Experience working with integrated library systems (Innovative
Interfaces preferred);

•Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and
problem solving skills;

•Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within
the Library and University;

•Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

•Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the
ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced
environment with a culturally diverse population;

•Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution

Desired:
•Fluency in Spanish ; Bibliographic knowledge of additional Western
European language(s)


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate
with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty
appointment at the  Librarian Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The
position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF;
medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care
insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days
annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include
credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting
event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art
wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information
on benefits can be found at:
http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications
and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is
selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must
include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three
references. The references will not be contacted before the
appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and
encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural
backgrounds.

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The National Library of Medicine seeks a librarian with reading knowledge of Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, to select health and life sciences journals, books, media, and electronic resources, and to participate in projects related to technical services, digital content, and collection development.
 
U.S. citizenship is required.
 
Salary Range: $51,630 - $81,204/year
Series/Grade: GS-1410-09/11, with promotion potential to GS-12
Apply online by: Friday, November 12, 2010
 
For complete information and application instructions, see:
 
HHS/NIH-2011-0132 (open to all U.S. citizens)
 
HHS/NIH-2011-0117 (for Federal status candidates)

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Caribbean Basin Librarian
(Complete announcement online at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html)

Assistant University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is seeking an experienced, skilled, and dedicated individual to serve as the Caribbean Basin Librarian.

The Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to develop and manage library collections and activities related to the Caribbean Basin region (including, but not limited to, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, and Mexico). The incumbent will work with a variety of materials including archival materials, rare books, and contemporary imprints. S/he will work collaboratively on group efforts and maintain close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues. The Caribbean Basin Librarian will promote awareness of and access to these collections, and will provide direct assistance to library users (at department public service desks). The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Caribbean Basin Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professio!
 nal development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outline on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equally opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Bibliographer for Latin America -- Museum of Modern Art Library

The Museum of Modern Art Library seeks applications for The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Bibliographer for Latin America. This position plays a key role in developing the Library's renowned collection of material documenting modern and contemporary Latin American art in addition to actively participating in the Museum's efforts to promote its collections in that area. 

Primary duties include: 

· Cataloging Library’s Latin American material, which includes books, exhibition catalogues, and ephemeral material. 

· Coordinating acquisitions of new Latin American material for the Museum Library. 

· Serving as Library liaison to other greater New York area research institutions to ensure the Museum is acquiring unique materials. 

· Building and maintaining relationships with other museums and libraries in the U.S. and Latin America. 

· Creating bibliographies and answers bibliographic inquiries by Museum staff and outside researchers regarding Latin American modern and contemporary art and artists. 

· Advising curators on Latin American-related exhibitions, including input on potential acquisitions and interlibrary loans. 

· Conducting specific topic research on Latin American art as requested by Museum staff. 

· Travel to book fairs, conferences, and other institutions on behalf of the Museum Library. 

This part-time/3 day a week position comes with full benefits. Successful candidates will have a graduate degree in Latin American Art History and/or information science. Previous art library experience is preferred, along with strong proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English and Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese, or other foreign languages, preferred. If you would like to submit your resume for consideration, please choose one of the following options: 

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option) 

By fax: (212) 333-1107 

By mail: The Museum of Modern Art The Department of Human Resources 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019

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Latin American Studies Librarian -- Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.

We seek a knowledgeable, creative, and dynamic individual to be the Latin American Studies Librarian in the Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame.  Full details of the position are to be found at the following: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/documents/latinAmericanStudiesLibrarianPD.pdf

To apply, please include a letter, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission of applications is strongly encouraged. Send all application documents to: mstenber@nd.edu

Michelle Stenberg
Library Administrative Offices
221 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556

The review of applications will begin on Monday, October 4, 2010 and will continue until a candidate is chosen.

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Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian - Columbia University, New York, NY
Columbia University Libraries & Information Services is seeking applications for the position of Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Area Studies/Global Resources, this position is responsible for developing deep Latin American and Iberian Studies research collections and services in the context of a University with a very strong and established history of interdisciplinary Latin American and Iberian Studies research and teaching. For more information on this position, see the following link - http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52529. (12/18/09)

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El Personal Académico de la Biblioteca - La Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, México, D. F.
La Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas anuncia la convocatoria para bibliotecarios mexicanos y extranjeros, residentes o no en el país,  interesados en ocupar una plaza de Personal Académico de la Biblioteca. El Personal Académico de la Biblioteca es el constituido por profesionales de la educación superior en bibliotecología, documentación o ciencias de la información.

Requisitos: Grado académico de  Maestría en Bibliotecología o de Maestría en alguna área de las Ciencias Sociales o Humanidades con Licenciatura en Biblioteconomía, Bibliotecología o Ciencias de la información o Doctorado en Bibliotecología o Ciencias de la Información. Experiencia en catalogación descriptiva, temática, Clasificación Decimal de Dewey y en la construcción de registros de autoridad, desarrollo de colecciones, servicios de referencia, docencia e investigación. Conocimiento y experiencia en análisis,  diseño e implementación de sistemas de información. Conocimiento de los avances recientes en sistemas y tecnologías de la información y su aplicación en bibliotecas. Conocimiento de conceptos de bibliotecas digitales, avances recientes en sistemas de comunicación, edición y creación de textos electrónicos y bases de conocimiento. Experiencia en el uso, administración  y solución de problemas a partir de programas (MS-Office), sistemas (MS: Windows, y redes de protocolos y protocolos de Internet y World Wide Web). Excelente habilidad de comunicación interpersonal en forma oral y escrita. Habilidad y experiencia para coordinar proyectos cooperativos. Habilidad para trabajar efectiva y creativamente con los profesores, investigadores, estudiantes y otros miembros del personal de la institución. Dominio del inglés. Conocimientos de paquetería de oficina y de edición de páginas Web. Se prefieren candidatos con experiencia en bibliotecas académicas, universitarias o especializadas en ciencias sociales y humanidades.

Responsabilidades: Realizar tareas de catalogación descriptiva, temática,  clasificación y construcción de registros de autoridad. Atender las necesidades de información de los usuarios de la Biblioteca. Participar en el programa de formación de usuarios e impartir un curso semestral dentro del Programa de Maestría en Bibliotecología. Participar en actividades de desarrollo de colecciones. Participar en equipos de trabajo para proyectos específicos, con personal académico y administrativo.

Cualidades: Se espera que los miembros del Personal Académico de la Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas demuestren un comportamiento excepcional en el desempeño de las responsabilidades de su puesto. Este comportamiento incluye: enfoque al usuario, colaboración, resolución creativa de problemas, desarrollo profesional continuo y apego al Código de Ética Profesional. Adicionalmente: habilidad para trabajar en equipo de manera efectiva, capacidad de autogestión y para la administración de proyectos, de operaciones y de personal, así como compromiso para enseñar y proporcionar servicio.

Bases: El plazo para la presentación de candidaturas inicia el 11 de diciembre del 2009 y concluye el 30 de enero del 2010. No se aceptarán expedientes ni envíos parciales por correo electrónico.

Las solicitudes deben constar de: Una carta personal de presentación donde se especifiquen los motivos por los que el/la solicitante desea ingresar a la Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas; Un currículo completo con comprobantes; Cuando menos una carta de referencia académica y una de referencia laboral.

La solicitud, junto con los documentos comprobantes debe ser entregada a: Blanca Sánchez, Dirección de la Biblioteca, El Colegio de México, Camino al Ajusco # 20,  Pedregal de Santa Teresa,  México, D. F., 10740 o enviados al correo electrónico bsanchez@colmex.mx

De acuerdo con los reglamentos vigentes, la contratación de nuevos/as académicos/as se realiza por tiempo y obra determinados, que equivalen a periodos anuales. Existe un plazo mínimo de tres años y máximo de seis para que el personal académico que ingresa a la institución obtenga la planta, en los términos del Estatuto de Personal Académico de El Colegio de México.

La remuneración se estipula de conformidad con las aptitudes del candidato/a seleccionado/a, tomando en consideración experiencia profesional, docencia e investigación y publicaciones, entre otros aspectos.

Con el propósito de asegurar la renovación generacional en la institución, quien sea seleccionado/a para ocupar la plaza deberá comprometerse con la política de renovación afiliándose al plan de jubilación complementaria de El Colegio de México, para jubilarse entre los 60 y los 65 años de edad.

El procedimiento de selección constará de cuatro etapas: 1. Recepción de solicitudes. 2. Selección de candidatos/as para participar en la siguiente etapa. 3. Visita a la Biblioteca  Daniel Cosío Villegas para  entrevista. 4. Presentar los exámenes que el Comité de Selección determine. 5. Comunicación del resultado. La decisión de la Comisión será inapelable y, si ésta lo considera pertinente, podrá declarar que el puesto sigue vacante.

PARA MAYOR INFORMACION COMUNICARSE CON MICAELA CHAVEZ VILLA, DIRECTORA DE LA BIBLIOTECA. Tel. 5449 29 09, CE: mch@colmex.mx. (cross-posted from Libjobs, 12/16/09)

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Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives - Florida State University Libraries, Talahassee, FL
The Florida State University Libraries currently has an open position of Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives. Because the History of Text Technologies (HoTT) program particularly interested in the possibility of developing a research focus in Spanish colonial book history in Central and South America, 1492-1900, HoTT and the FSU Library system would welcome applications for the Special Collections position from qualified professionals who also have knowledge of and an interest in Spanish-language texts, and who would be eager to help HoTTand FSU Libraries explore the possibilities of developing this focus. Deadline for applications is December 16, 2009.  The job description can be reached from the Florida State University Libraries home page at <http://www.lib.fsu.edu>.  If qualified and interested in the position as advertised, individuals will need to apply through the Florida StateUniversity job site at <https://jobs.fsu.edu>. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 12/14/09)

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Records Management Section Chief - Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
The Budget and Administrative Services Department (BDA) is offering an opportunity for qualified candidates to apply for the position of Records Management Section Chief. The Person selected will be responsible for the Bank's Records and Information Management Program, including the establishment and implementation of Bank wide document and records policies, as well as guidance, technical assistance, advice and services to Bank units concerning records organization, management, retention, disposition, and referencing materials. For more information, read the full job posting. (cross-posted from Archives-L, 11/02/09)

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Cuban Heritage Collection Archivist - University of Miami Libraries, Miami, FL
The University of Miami Libraries seeks an archivist to plan, organize, and implement systems and procedures for maintaining manuscript collections in the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) with the goal of preserving and improving access to these collections.  This position is grant-funded for five years. Reporting to the Deputy Chair and Chief Operations Manager for the Cuban Heritage Collection, the Archivist processes manuscript collections and archival materials to include appraising, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and deaccessioning; helps plan, organize, and implement systems and procedures for maintaining such collections in the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) with the goal of preserving and improving access to these collections; helps coordinate the development, implementation, and management of initiatives relating to the CHC’s Web sites and digital collections; participates in the coordination of educational and outreach activities; keeps abreast of relevant technology, literature, and studies for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship and archival processes; serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate. (cross-posted from Archives-L, 11/02/09)

 

 

 

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