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SALALM - Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

September 2009

Chief of Library Services - Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank, the largest and leading source of financing for regional development in Latin America and the Caribbean, seeks a creative and service oriented Chief of Library Services with a strong background in the socioeconomic development, history and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The person selected for this position manages the provision of diverse library and information services Bank-wide. Directs the operations of IDB's main library. For more information on the key accountabilities, requirements, and selection criteria, see the IDB Human Resources Department's description. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 9/21/09)


August 2009

Librarian for Western European Languages and Literature - Yale University, New Haven, CT
Reporting to the Head of Research Services & Collections and working in a collaborative environment, the incumbent serves as professional liaison to the French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Classics, and Linguistics Departments. Plans, promotes, and implements research education programs for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of those departments. Also participates in the general library Research Education programs and programs for large undergraduate classes sponsored by Research Services and Collections. Provides specialized reference service to patrons. In collaboration with faculty and key Library staff, plans and implements digital library projects in support of teaching and research. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at  for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 7968BR.  Please be sure to reference #7968BR in your cover letter. (cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 08/10/09)


June 2009

Subject Consultant for Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures (including Latin American) and Latin American History and Culture - Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Grade 7/8 (Academic Related), 84% FTE (ca 31.5 hours p.w.); Salary Scale: £28,839-35,469/ £36,532-£43,622 p.a. pro rata; A challenging and exciting post responsible for the University’s outstanding collections in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature and Latin American History and Culture and for a high level of service to readers.  The role involves development and management of the print and electronic collections supporting research and teaching together with academic liaison, user education, and subject-based enquiries. Applicants should have a professional qualification in librarianship and at least 2 years academic library experience in an appropriate field, with a degree (or equivalent) in Spanish language and literature, or other relevant subject.  Good communication skills and enthusiasm for working with library users are essential, along with a working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese, and a strong interest in the subjects. We would be prepared to consider applicants who are not yet experienced collection managers but who would like some mentored time to develop in the post.  At Grade 7 a successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that he or she has made substantial progress towards achieving the levels of competence required, and that he or she has the capability of achieving the necessary standard.  Applications are therefore also welcomed at Grade 7 from those who would like to be considered on this basis. Further particulars and an application form are available online at or can be requested from The closing date for completed application forms is 9:00 a.m. on Monday 10 August 2009. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 06/30/09)

Humanities Librarian - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a second Master’s degree or Ph.D in humanities discipline is required. Applicants who agree to complete the MLS within a specified period of time may be considered. Rank and title is based on education and experience. Ability to provide advanced research assistance in assigned areas. Expertise in assigned subjects sufficient to assess the curricular and research needs of the University in those areas and expertise to build collections to meet those needs. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with faculty, students, library staff and with people of diverse backgrounds. Flexibility in adapting to evolving departmental and organizational priorities and technological environments. Preferred: Minimum of 2 years professional experience in an academic library.
Working knowledge of a foreign language. Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 06/22/09)

Special Collections Librarian - The University of Texas at San Antonio Library
Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, this position provides reference assistance in support of the academic and research use of the collection; initiates outreach and instruction to faculty, students, and the general public; identifies items requiring conservation work and coordinates such activities; performs collection development and assessment, and the management of funds in support of selected materials; and donor development in coordination with supervisor. Required – ALA accredited Master’s Degree or a master’s degree in a related discipline. Minimum of one year of experience with special collections materials, along with reference services, collection development practices, and outreach with different user groups. Preferred – Knowledge and experience with rare and antiquarian books, and Texas, Southwest, Borderlands and/or Spanish Colonial history. Experience in teaching or bibliographic instruction, and exhibit preparation. Ability to speak and read Spanish. (cross-posted from AFAS-L 06/22/09)


April 2009

Rare Books Cataloging Librarian - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Two positions available. Reporting to the Head, Special Collections, the Rare Books Cataloging Librarian will be responsible for original cataloging of rare books, serials, pamphlets, and ephemera for special collections; supervising student assistants as needed, including keeping the bibliographic access unit up-to-date on trends and changes in rare books cataloging issues; and may assist with other formats as needed. Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent; knowledge of AACR2, LC and Dewey classification, LCSH, MARC formats, online catalog management procedures/techniques; working knowledge of PC workstation applications, OCLC cataloging utilities, and local integrated online library systems (Sirsi
Unicorn products preferred); and ability to interact effectively with a diverse campus population, both orally and in writing. Desirable qualifications: 3 years of post-MLS professional cataloging experience; rare books cataloging experience; knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books; familiarity with new library technologies and trends, as well as non-traditional cataloging standards such as Dublin Core; and working knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, and modern European languages preferred). (cross-posted from LALA-L, 04/27/09)


February 2009

Archivist/Librarian - Ferreira-Mendes Portugese American Archives - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Search Extended: As a member of the Claire T. Carney Library team, the Archivist/Librarian is responsible for implementing plans for the development of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives, a unit within the University’s Archives and Special Collections.  The Archivist/Librarian will work closely with the University Archivist, the Faculty Director of the Archives, and the Portuguese-American community to acquire and organize primary source materials and to promote the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.  S/he will develop the Portuguese-American oral history collection and participate in other activities, such as grant writing and fundraising, for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.  S/he will participate in collection development and provide reference, cataloging, and outreach service.  (cross-posted from Archives, 02/27/09)

Bibliographer and Outreach Librarian for Romance Languages and Literatures, and Latin American, Caribbean Studies and U.S. Latino Studies - University at Albany
The University at Albany Libraries is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the bibliographer for the University’s languages and literature programs in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, as well as, its Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies program. Evaluates and develops collections (all material formats), manages subject acquisitions budgets, provides bibliographic instruction and research consultation for faculty and students in assigned subject areas, and develops, authors, and maintains subject Web sites. When necessary, assists the Libraries' technical services units with the acquisitions and cataloging of materials related to these subject areas. Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends. Represents the library at national and international conferences, consortia, projects and meetings. Reports to Assistant Director for Collections. Research, publication and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment and promotion. All finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and to present on a specific topic to all library personnel. (02/20/09)

Foreign Service Information Resource Officer - United States Department of State, Washington, D.C. and abroad
Through its corps of 29 Foreign Service Information Resource Officers, IIP provides professional direction and guidance to 182 Information Resource Centers located at U.S. embassies abroad, while the headquarters office in Washington establishes overall program policy, and provides technical and administrative support, centralized acquisition of electronic information resources, and centralized training programs. Most Information Resource Officers assigned overseas have regional positions. Information Resources Officers work closely with the Information Resource Center programs at their home posts and are responsible for regularly visiting all the Information Resource Centers within their areas of regional responsibility, which may include five to ten countries. Information Resource Officers are presently assigned to the following home posts: Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Accra, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Dakar, Jakarta, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, Pretoria, Rome, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 02/09/09)

Library Director - University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
The Library Director Search Committee invites applications and nominations for the position of Library Director at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Any group or individual may submit a written nomination, including self-nominations, on or before Tuesday, February 17, 2009. The General Library provides a broad array of services, collections and resources for a community of approximately 12,100 students and supports more than 90 academic programs. An overview of the library and the university is available at our web site: Minimum requirements: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent; Successful management experience in academic libraries; Fully bilingual English/Spanish; Demonstrated previous experience with strategic planning and assessment; Ability to create and sustain effective collaborative environments; Knowledge of emerging trends and issues in academic libraries and demonstrated ability to creatively apply technologies to enrich the experience of students and faculty; An understanding of the University of Puerto Rico System. Candidates will be asked to present their present their academic-administrative vision for the General Library in accordance with the University Strategic Plan. Nominations and applications should include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and current curriculum vitae to: Library Director Search Committee: By mail: P.O. Box 9022, Mayagüez, P.R. 00681-9022 Email: By fax: (787) 265-5483. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 02/09/09)


December 2008

Latin American Catalog Librarian - Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian I - II; Under the general direction of the Original Cataloging Team Leader, and working closely with the Curator and the Curator's staff in the Latin American Collection, the Latin American Catalog Librarian provides original cataloging for library materials with Latin American imprints in all physical formats and subject areas. The Latin American Catalog Librarian assists in the management of the Latin American cataloging workflow and backlog, works closely with the assistance of other team members to ensure coordination of acquisitions and cataloging functions, and implements a system of cataloging priorities that best supports user needs. The Latin American Catalog Librarian assists with the implementation of emerging technologies and supplies non-MARC metadata for digital projects. He or she may contribute to the development and maintenance of the Library's metadata best practices and may train and revise the work of students, cataloging assistants, and other librarians. The Catalog Librarian is expected to participate actively in the Library's management, assessment, training, and development programs; to contribute to implementing the mission of the Library; and to keep active professionally. He or she participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at Please be sure to include Source Code 6685BR (cross-posted from AFAS-L, 12/18/08)

Latin American/Iberian Cataloger - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
The Latin American/Iberian Cataloger is responsible for original and complex adaptive cataloging of monographs in Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as native Indian languages of Latin America. This individual also consults with colleagues as needed regarding cataloging of Latin American and Iberian materials in other formats and coordinates with others, as appropriate, to resolve complex cataloging situations. (12/08/08)

Public Services/Reference Librarian - Felipe Herrera Library Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, D.C.
The Inter-American Development Bank, the largest and leading source of financing for regional development in Latin America and the Caribbean, seeks a creative and service oriented librarian with a strong background in the socioeconomic development, history and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The person selected for this position should have a strong interest in connecting customers with information, regardless of the source, and have a proactive attitude towards information delivery. Closing date: 12/31/08. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 12/01/08)

Systems/Electronic Information Resources Librarian - Felipe Herrera Library, Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, D.C.
Provides systems support for the Felipe Herrera Library, including planning, development, implementation and maintenance of the library's virtual environment to assure continuity and reliability of all library systems including library integrated system for technical and public services. Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese (reading, writing and speaking) required. Closing date: 12/31/08. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 12/01/08)


October 2008

Latin American Studies Bibliographer, Benson Center, University of Texas Libraries - Austin, TX
Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and to the Associate Director for Research Services of the University of Texas Libraries, the Latin American Studies Bibliographer collaborates both with other librarians in the Benson Collection and with other bibliographers in the UT Libraries. Supervising a staff of 4.75 FTE, the bibliographer has the primary responsibility for the University Libraries acquisitions, digital information decisions, and collection development services related to Latin American research and teaching in all formats including those located in the Benson Collection, on the network, or in library–sponsored digital archives. Specific tasks include the selection of traditional library materials, monitoring approval plans, selecting digital and media content, representing the Library’s institutional repository services to appropriate clientele, the acquisition and processing of in-kind gifts, the selection of “at risk” Web material for library archiving, recommending digitization priorities, overseeing publication exchange agreements, and managing the Latin American acquisitions budget and related accounts.  The bibliographer also seeks and negotiates significant acquisitions (including rare books, manuscripts and archives), preservation opportunities, digital materials, and gifts in support of Latin American research and teaching. For more information, see the complete job posting. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 10/10/08)

Humanities Librarian, Penn State - University Park, PA
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek a Humanities Librarian for a tenure-track faculty position.  Reporting to the Head of the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library, this position is responsible for collections and public services across the disciplines outlined below. Subject areas covered by this position include Spanish, Italian and Portuguese language and literature; Latin American and Latino studies; and Linguistics.  Specific areas of responsibility will be determined based on the backgrounds and qualifications of the successful candidates. For more information, see complete job posting. (10/06/08)


September 2008

Director, Area Studies/Global Resources Library Program, Columbia University Libraries - New York, NY
The Columbia University Libraries invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Area Studies/Global Resources Library Program. Area Studies/Global Resources collections at Columbia are characterized by depth and breadth, covering African Studies, Jewish Studies (including a newly funded professional position), Latin American and Iberian Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Russian and Eurasian and East European Studies, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies. For more information, see complete job posting. (cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 09/30/08)

Project Coordinator, Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Pilot Project), Metropolitan Cooperative Library System - CA
The Metropolitan Cooperative Library System (MCLS) is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros pilot project. This project is funded through an LSTA grant from the California State Library. The coordinator will: Oversee day-to-day activities related to the project, such as web designer who will periodically update the project website; Conduct/coordinate orientation workshop(s) for program participants; Conduct project advisory committee meetings; Work with programming agencies to identify and book author speakers for multiple libraries; Work with vendor(s) to purchase and distribute giveaway books to multiple libraries; Evaluate the success of the statewide program; Write quarterly and final narrative reports to be submitted to the State Library in a timely manner. Desirable skills and knowledge include the following: Experience in conducting Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros library programs; Strong communication skills, including Spanish language knowledge; Ability to work with staff from many different library jurisdictions; Strong time management and organizational skills; Ability to work independently.; This contract position will require approximately 15 hours per week. It is available immediately. Rate of pay will be $30/hour. Deadline for applying is October 10, 2008. Submit applications, including a minimum of 3 references to (cross-posted from IS-NET, UCLA, 09/30/08)


August 2008

Executive Director, Riecken Foundation - Washington, DC
The Riecken Foundation ( is seeking an Executive Director to coordinate its activities in Central America, where it currently supports more than 60 Internet-equipped library centers of learning that awaken the spirit of discovery among the region’s rural poor.  Candidates should be fluent in the language and culture of Latin America, entrepreneurial in their values and work style and creative in their approaches to the challenges of development.  The Executive Director should have 10 years’ relevant experience, including demonstrated managerial skills, and be comfortable with being accountable for performance against ambitious objectives.  Salary is competitive and both education and experience will be evaluated for the best candidate. The Executive Director is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Foundation, including outreach to new partners and sources of support.  Reporting to the Foundation’s President, whose oversight extends to other operating entities, the ED is responsible for: Translating the mission and the Board’s directives into clear, measurable goals; Developing and communicating an operational strategy that links Riecken library programs to mission and goals; Recruiting and managing Riecken Foundation senior staff and creating a results-based organizational culture; Developing organizational systems and procedures to facilitate program development, implementation and evaluation; Developing systems for information-sharing across the organization and among different offices; Identifying opportunities to increase the impact of the Foundation’s work; Networking and seeking out new stakeholders that share the Riecken Foundation’s vision; Reporting to the President and the Board on progress toward Foundation goals and soliciting guidance on direction, opportunities and risks. The Executive Director supervises the directors of the major functional areas within the Foundation, including finance, programming, communications, evaluation and development, and the directors of the Foundation’s country offices.  The position involves managing highly motivated professionals and teams, establishing metrics and measuring progress, integrating the efforts of home and country offices and building new relationships for the Foundation, which has a network of more than five dozen libraries. Fluency in Spanish and experience in managing international work teams are required, and field experience in Central America is highly desired. The position presents an excellent opportunity for a committed and highly motivated individual to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to bring innovative thinking to the challenges of development. Send expressions of interest to Paola J. Canales at or (Cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 08/29/08)

Intern, HAPI - UCLA Latin American Institute - Los Angeles, CA
The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is one of the leading research tools in the field of Latin American studies. In print since 1970, HAPI provides researchers with citations to articles from over 500 leading social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. HAPI first went online via Bitnet in 1992 and opened the web site to the public in September 1997. HAPI is published by the UCLA Latin American Institute and is staffed by three full time librarians. You can access the site at: The internship would consist of the following projects depending on the intern’s interests and skills: a) Work with associate editor in conducting usability studies for HAPI Online website, co-write findings and recommendations. Enhancements/modifications to full-text links, search interface, and marking and emailing of records could be analyzed. b) Develop a marketing plan for subscribing institutions with low usage statistics, as well as any instructional support tools that might increase usage at those institutions. c) Create an interactive online tutorial for the HAPI Online website. We are looking for a second year MLIS student who has experience and interests in marketing/ information literacy/ knowledge of usability testing or design of information systems. Because of the multilingual nature of our work and the projects to be undertaken, working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is preferred. There is some flexibility as to whether the intern would like to tackle one or more projects, however committing to all three projects would probably take two quarters. We are looking for an intern to begin in the Fall of 2008. The intern will work under the supervision of one of HAPI’s associate editors, with weekly meetings to review progress and discuss next steps. The intern will be paid $16.17 per hour. Send letter of interest to: Sócrates Silva, Associate Editor, Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), UCLA Latin American Institute, 10349 Bunche Hall, Box 951447, Los Angeles, California 90095-1447; 310-825-1057.

Visiting Archivist, University of Miami Libraries - Coral Gables, FL
2 year Visiting Assistant Professor position - 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. For more information, see full job posting. (cross-posted from LACCHA, 08/12/08)


July 2008

Spanish and Portuguese (Languages and Literatures) and Latin American Studies Librarian and Subject Consultant - Oxford University Library Services - Oxford, UK
This is an OULS-wide post responsible for liaison with users, for collection management, and for user education in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures and Latin American Studies, i.e. history, geography and social sciences of Latin America. (This does not include the history, geography and social sciences of Spain and Portugal which are covered by the History, Geography and Social Sciences subject consultants.) It should be noted that the Social Science Library provides the main resource for the study of social sciences. For additional information, see the full job posting. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 07/28/08)

Head of Research and Collections for International and Area Studies, Doe/Moffitt Libraries - University of California, Berkeley
Hiring range: Associate Librarian VI — Librarian IV, $64,560-$88,488 per annum, based upon qualifications. The Head of Research and Collections for International and Area Studies takes a leading role in shaping collections across the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.  In partnership with colleagues in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries and the Associate University Librarian/Director of Collections the incumbent plans, evaluates and coordinates Doe/Moffitt Libraries’ collection development activities, policies, and collaborative initiatives. For more information, see the full job posting. (cross-posted from AFAS-L, 07/24/08)

Librarian, Library Services (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access) - Library of Congress - Washington, DC
Provides original and copy cataloging services using references, standards, and automated bibliographic systems. Completes library acquisitions, in all formats. Analyzes and organizes information and materials. Develops the reference collections and the general collections, including materials in all formats. Utilizes acquisition and collection development procedures, policies, and responsibilities and regularly reports on collection development trends and activities. (Vacancy #: 080201) GS-1410-09/11 (cross-posted from LALA-L, 07/17/08)

Librarian for Western Europe - Harvard College Library - Cambridge, MA
The Librarian for Western Europe is primarily responsible for collection development and related technical and public service functions within Widener Library for selected areas of Western Europe. Specific areas and/or languages of coverage will be determined by the successful applicant's qualifications, in conjunction with the assignments of continuing staff. Core responsibilities will center on one or more of the following clusters: France and Italy, including Romance-language areas of neighboring countries; Germany and German-speaking areas of neighboring countries, plus the Netherlands; and Scandinavia. Secondary areas of responsibility may include parts of these regions, plus others, such as Hungary and Romania. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 07/08/09)

Reposted (See Jobs Archives March 2008): Area Studies Librarian - Rutgers University at New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, creative, and energetic librarian to develop, manage and assess collections in all formats in areas of Latin American and Sub-Sahara African Studies. Monitors global collection development collaborations and trends and new forms of scholarly communication; connects with overseas vendors and publishers; and works closely with librarians in other disciplines. Serves as liaison to Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Africana Studies, and the centers for Latino Arts and Culture and African Studies. For more information, see job advertisement. (Chronicle of Higher Ed, 07/03/08)


June 2008

Assistant Librarian/Processing Archivist, Special Collections - University of Arizona - Tuscon, AZ
The Processing Librarian/Archivist (Job #40884) is responsible for the general management of all manuscript processing activities, including arrangement and description of personal papers, institutional records, and congressional collections; for overseeing of all manuscript collections management activities, including accessions, de-accession, organization, re-housing and shelving of collections; for providing reference service, instruction on the use of archival collections, and curating exhibits. The University of Arizona Library Special Collections maintains collections of rare books and unique archival materials that make possible in-depth research on selected topics. The scope and diversity of Special Collections make it an important resource for the international academic community. Established in 1958 to house materials on Arizona, the Southwest, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, Special Collections now includes rare books, manuscript collections, photographs, and other materials in a wide variety of subject areas. (cross-posted from Archives, 06/12/08)

Assistant Librarian/Digital Archivist, Special Collections - University of Arizona - Tuscon, AZ
Job #40885: The incumbent is responsible for planning and implementing digital initiatives involving Special Collections materials and services, providing reference service, providing instruction on the use of archival collections, curating exhibits, and acquiring archival collections.  This person plays a leading role in creating and delivering digital materials to scholars, using emerging technologies and standards-based methods.  The incumbent works in a highly collaborative environment to prioritize collections for digitization.  The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating the implementation of Special Collections digital initiatives with other units in the Library.  As members of the general faculty of the University of Arizona, librarians and   archivists are expected to contribute to the library and archival profession through scholarship and service.  (cross-posted from Archives, 06/12/08)

Hispanic/Latin American Languages Catalog Librarian - University of Pittsburgh
The Hispanic/Latin American Languages Catalog Librarian is a faculty librarian in the Catalog Management Unit, Central Technical Services, and reports through the Head of the Catalog Management Unit.  The incumbent is responsible for cataloging materials in all formats in Spanish, Portuguese, and native Indian languages, which are produced or published primarily in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, including original cataloging, adaptive cataloging and difficult copy cataloging.  (cross-posted from LALA-L, 06/10/08)

Library Director - Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo - San Antonio, TX
Responsibilities: Provides direction and administration of the Texas history research library located on the Alamo Historical Complex.  Responsible for collection development and its security, physical maintenance, and preservation.  Promotes the library’s collections through tours and presentations and plans public forums. Oversees accessioning, cataloging, processing, preparation of finding aids, reference services, and automated library network.  Responsible for budget development and maintenance of financial records.  Prepares grant proposals and supervises fundraising efforts.  Responsible for public relations with potential library donors, DRT members, and public presentations.  Supervises staff of four professionals and three paraprofessionals.  Reports to the Library Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Qualifications: Minimum requirement - ALA accredited MLS degree; doctorate preferred in library science or history; archival training, experience, and thorough knowledge of archival practice; knowledge of Texas history; ability to work well with colleagues and volunteers; computer experience essential.  Minimum of five years supervisory experience required.  Certifications in archival enterprise and in nonprofit management helpful.  Knowledge of conversational and written Spanish desired. Salary and benefits: Salary dependent on experience.  Group health insurance, life insurance, and pension program.  Monday through Friday work schedule. Screening of applicants will begin August 1, 2008, and will continue until a suitable applicant has been found. Library: Established with a generous donation of Texana material by Dallas physician William E. Howard, the library is in a park setting on the grounds of the Alamo.  It is open for research only Mondays through Saturdays, with Saturday hours by appointment. Library holdings include books, manuscripts, images, art work, and maps.  Concentrations are the Republic of Texas period, San Antonio history, and the Alamo.  The library’s website may be viewed at  The library catalog is available at Application: Please submit letter of application, resume or vita, and three letters of reference to: DRT Library Committee, c/o DRT Library, P.O. Box 1401, San Antonio, Texas 78295-1401. Submissions by e-mail will also be accepted: (cross-posted from Archives, 06/06/08)


May 2008

Information Commons and Multicultural Support Librarian - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - Kutztown, PA
The Rohrbach Library invites applications for a permanent full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position, with faculty status as an Information Commons and Multicultural Support Librarian, beginning in Fall 2008. Assists with the development of and provides reference service in the Information Commons.  Provides workshops and information literacy instruction.  Trains staff and students in the Information Commons.  Maintains the Information Commons and Voices and Choices web pages. Develops multicultural programming in cooperation with other faculty and campus groups.  Develops policies and assessment for library services to specific cultural groups.  Administers the multicultural budget allocation for collection items in all formats and for multicultural projects. (cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 05/27/08)

Global Studies & Foreign Languages Liaison Librarian - George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
The Global Studies and Foreign Languages Liaison Librarian (FA134z) is responsible for developing collections and research services that reflect the University's increasing emphasis on internationalizing the curriculum, as well as forging partnerships and connections with individual researchers and institutions of higher education in other countries. The incumbent develops a comprehensive view of the international focus of the university and key parts of the collection to support research and curricular needs, and works with other liaison librarians to expand holdings of foreign language materials appropriate to the university's academic programs in a variety of disciplines and formats, including public documents and data collections. The incumbent serves as primary contact for Foreign Language Programs and provides research assistance, consulting services, and instruction for faculty and students in those programs. (cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 05/22/08)

Head of Research and Collections for International and Area Studies - University of California at Berkeley
The Head of Research and Collections for International and Area Studies manages a department of 15 librarians and library assistants with responsibility for collections, instruction, reference, and academic outreach. Staff in this department cultivate and sustain collaborations with academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, institutes, and centers (many receiving US Government Title VI funding) focused on regions including Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America. (Chronicle of Higher Ed, 05/07/08)

Campus Librarian - University of the West Indies, Mona - Kingston, Jamaica
Candidates must possess a post-graduate degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent in other countries (Doctorate highly preferred). Candidates should display a clear understanding and vision of how to plan, organize and deliver a wide range of library services in support of distance education students, faculty, researchers and staff located in a number of different countries. (Higher Ed, 05/07/08)

Social Sciences Librarian - University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Social Sciences Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, and Ethnic Studies. Responsibilities: The Social Sciences Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support the substantial anthropology and sociology departments and the interdisciplinary ethnic studies program. (Chronicle of Higher Ed, 05/05/08)

Research Fellows: Circulation/Reference Librarian - Felipe Herrera Library, Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, DC
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is interested in hiring a librarian to work at the circulation/reference desk to provide services to the bank's staff at headquarters and its country offices. ACTIVITIES:Provide research services to Bank staff in order to identify relevant work-related materials and to answer questions.  Participate in the implementation of library user surveys, facilitation of focus groups and application of other usage assessment tools. Research available pertinent new tools and make recommendations regarding their application to the FHL; propose/recommend the development of new services to address specific users' needs.  Perform collection development and bibliographic control duties for the Library's international organizations and government statistical collections, reference collection and user's input and suggestions. Identify and evaluate new subject content and reference tools for the Library's website related to economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Manage the circulation module of the Library. Manage interlibrary loan services utilizing OCLC/ILLiad systems.  Provide resource-sharing services to libraries worldwide.  Manage a diverse portfolio of document delivery suppliers and services for rapid provision of publications. Maximize system features to maintain integrity of records and to regularly produce reports and statistics.  Evaluate the performance of systems used at the reference desk. Provide informal/personalized instruction and scheduled training on the use of data-based accessed by the Library to Bank staff. Contribute to marketing the Library through formal training and promotional activities as well as participate in feeding and maintaining the Library's user profiles.  PERIOD:  July 1, 2008 through July 1, 2009. REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Education:  Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited  institution/ Licenciatura en Bibliotecologia y Documentacion from an accredited Latin American institution. Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience in an academic or research library using online systems for circulation, interlibrary loan services, or cataloging. Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking) required. Desired:   Knowledge (reading and/or writing and speaking) of French and/or Portuguese. Personal and Teamwork skills:  Ability to interact effectively with staff, constituencies and the general public.  Detailed organizational skills, capacity to work well in both a team and a self-directed environment. Initiative to suggest and introduce fresh tools and services. Personal interest in professional development and desire to keep up with new developments in the field. SELECTION CRITERIA: Candidates who meet the educational, experience and languages requirements will be evaluated on the extent to which they possess the following skills, knowledge and abilities required for the optimal performance of this position's functions:a) Recent, successful experience in provision of library services to a diverse clientele; b) Knowledge of and experience with an integrated library system (ILS) and an online interlibrary loan cooperative system such as OCLC. c) Knowledge on subjects of social and economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean; d) Creative, innovative and open to change. e) Proven ability to work effectively with competing priorities, under pressure of deadlines, and within a collaborative teamwork setting; f) Commitment to service orientation; g) Understanding of a multicultural and multidisciplinary culture. RESTRICTIONS AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: The post of duty is the Bank's headquarters in Washington, DC (i) Applicants must have recently graduated (no more than three years) from an accredited university (ii) Applicants cannot be a previous participant of this program. (iii)  Applicants must be a citizen of one of the IDB member countries. (iv) Applicants whose family members or close relatives are presently employed or in the process of becoming IDB employees are not eligible (this restriction applies to candidates within and including the 4th degree of consanguinity and the 2nd degree of affinity). Appointments for Research Fellows are for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year.  In no case shall a selected candidate participate in the program for a period greater than two years.  Appointments to consultant jobs thereafter may be made only after a minimum time-lapse of three (3) months from the expiration date of the last contract as a Research Fellow.  The Bank determines the salary to be paid to the Research Fellows according to the regulations and criteria of its internal salary administration.  In the case of foreign candidates the Bank could request a G (IV) visa before the American Consulate in their country of origin.  If the finalist candidate is unable to obtain the visa, the offer of employment will be voided. Participation in this program does not disqualify Candidate to apply to the Junior Professional program or any other employment positions in the Bank. Applicants should send a cover letter, work sample, CV or resume no later than Friday, May 30, 2008 to: Irene L. Munster, Chief of Library Services, The Felipe Herrera Library, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20577 tel:  (202) 623-3213; fax: (202) 623-3183; e-mail: (cross-posted from LALA-L, 05/05/08)


April 2008

Contract Processing Archivist - Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC & Suitland, MD
The Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution seeks a contract archivist to process the Records of the Handbook of North American Indians (1973-2008), located in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. A complete copy of this Request for Quotation (RFQ) is available by writing to Dr. Jake Homiak ( Prospective contractors are welcome to schedule an appointment to examine the records on-site and may discuss the project before bidding by calling Dr. Homiak at 301-238-1307. Please submit these materials as Word email attachments to Dr. Jake Homiak ( by May 9, 2008. (cross-posted from Archives, 04/22/08)

Visiting Archivist - University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection - Coral Gables, FL
(cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 04/11/08)

2 Humanities Librarians - Penn State University - University Park, PA
(cross-posted from LIBJOBS, 04/09/08)

Paid Library Intern - Biblioteca Jorge Luis Borges - Instituto Cervantes - New York, NY
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resumé with your name, telephone number and e-mail address, and 3 references to: Instituto Cervantes Biblioteca  (Attn.  Sabrina Abreu), 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017 (cross-posted from LALA-L, 04/08/08)


March 2008

Area Studies Librarian - Rutgers University Libraries - New Brunswick, NJ

El Jefe del Departamento de la Biblioteca Luis González - El Colegio de Michoacán - Zamora, Mich., México
Para mayores informes, comuníquese directamente con: (cross-posted from LALA-L, 03/18/08)

Description Specialists - New York State Archives/Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos at Hunter College - New York, NY
Two part and full time Description Specialists (6-7 month position, project concludes Sept. 30, 2008) - Contact: Prudence Backman, New York State Archives, Room 9D46, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230; Phone (518) 474-6926; Fax (518) 473-9987; Email: (cross-posted from LALA-L, 3/11/08)


February 2008

Information Literacy Librarian - Universidad de Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, PR
Write to Dr. José A. Mari-Mutt, Chairperson General Library, P.O. Box 9022 University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, P.R. 00681-9022. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 2/28/08)

January 2008

Senior Cataloger, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum - Santa Fe, NM
For more information and to apply online, please go to on or after 21 Jan., click on APPLY ONLINE, and in the keyword field enter Librarian-A. (cross-posted from LALA-L, 1/18/08)

March - December 2007

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Librarian, Emory University - Atlanta, GA
(cross-posted from AFAS-L, 12/12/07)

Paid Summer Internship - Felipe Herrera Library, Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, DC
(cross-posted from LALA-L, 12/11/07)

Visiting Archivist - University of Miami Libraries - Coral Gables, FL
(source post: 12/03/07)

Associate Director & Chief Librarian & Archivist for the Library & Archives (Higher Education Officer) - Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College - New York, NY
(cross-posted from LALA-L, 11/26/07)

Internship, Centro Mujeres - La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
(cross-posted from LALA-L)

Head Librarian, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas - Austin, TX
(source post: 11/07/07)

Archivist/Librarian for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives - UMass Dartmouth
Reposted position. (source post: 11/01/07)

Intern - LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LAPCA) - Los Angeles, CA
(source post: 09/27/07)

Chicano Studies Research Center Librarian - UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
(source post: 09/25/07)

Reference & Special Projects Librarian - Temporary - University of California, San Diego
(source post: 09/14/07)

Head of Special Collections - University of Miami Libraries, FL - Coral Gables, FL
(source post: 09/14/07)

Borderlands Project Archivist - Bancroft Library, UC-Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
(source post: 08/13/07)

Archival Reprographics Manager - New Mexico State University Library - Las Cruces, NM
(source post: 07/31/07)

Coordinator of Research Services for the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives- Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
(source post: 07/10/07)

Coordinator of Metadata Services for the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives - Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
(source post: 07/10/07)

Chief Archivist (Higher Education Associate) - CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York, NY
(source post: 06/19/07)

Legal Research Analyst - Washington, D.C.
(source post: 06/19/07)

Outreach Curator - Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
(source post: 06/15/07)

Education/Reference Librarian - Texas A&M University-Kingsville
(source post: 06/12/07)

Head of Basque Library - University of Nevada, Reno
(source post: 05/18/07)

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Internship- UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
(posted: 05/15/07)

Senior Research Specialist - Dallas, TX
(source post: 05/11/07)

Bilingual Youth Librarian (Chinese, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese) - Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon
(source post: 04/30/07)

Project Archivist - Boston, MA
(source post: 04/27/07)

Supervisory Librarian - Library of Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Vacancy # 070085)
(source post: 04/18/07)

Librarian/Archivist - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
(source post: 04/13/07)

Latin American & Caribbean Information Service Librarian - Florida International University, Miami, FL
(source post: 03/06/07)


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