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History, Religious Studies, and Modern Languages & Literatures Librarian

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The University of Miami Libraries (UML) seeks a collaborative, creative librarian for the position of History, Religious Studies, and Modern Languages & Literatures Librarian. This position resides within the Richter Library Learning & Research Services unit, a department providing support for the College of Arts & Sciences and five other schools and colleges (Communication, Education, Engineering, Graduate, and Nursing). The Librarian serves as liaison to the Departments of History, Religious Studies, and Modern Languages & Literatures in the College of Arts & Sciences providing information literacy instruction and research consultations, developing collections to support students, faculty, and staff in these departments, and engaging in outreach programs and initiatives.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Performance:

Reporting directly to the Head of Richter Library Learning and Research Services (a unit comprised of liaison librarians, full-time staff, and student employees), the librarian is responsible for:

  • Initiating and fostering congenial and collaborative working relationships with students, teaching faculty and researchers in the assigned disciplinary areas to ensure ongoing dialogue about the research needs of the university community.
  • Offering consultative and instructional services for undergraduate students, graduate students, teaching faculty, and faculty researchers to advance information and digital literacies and provide expert support throughout the entire research cycle.
  • Engaging in resource selection in assigned disciplinary areas and contributing to UML’s collection development initiatives, including support for open access and Open Educational Resources (OER).
  • Collaborating with other liaison librarians, particularly colleagues in UML’s Special Collections, University Archives, Cuban Heritage Collection, and the Lowe Art Museum, to provide coordinated library services for interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research activities at the University.
  • Collaborating with Data & Visualization Services librarians to provide coordinated support for increasingly data- and technology-intensive activities at the University.
  • Developing and sharing knowledge of scholarly communications related to the assigned disciplinary areas.
  • Maintaining familiarity with research trends in the relevant disciplines and advising UML leadership about the ways these trends may inform or necessitate changes in library services and support.
  • Maintaining familiarity with current and emerging approaches to post-secondary education, and ways to incorporate information and digital literacies into such environments, while working collaboratively with teaching faculty.
  • Supervising and training student employees, when appropriate.

 

Service:

  • Serving on University and Library committees, task forces, interest groups, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networking, collaborating and actively participating in local, regional, national, or international organizations.
  • Representing and promoting the University of Miami Libraries in professional organizations, as appropriate.


Salary and Benefits:

Compensation will be competitive and will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the person selected. Appointments at the Librarian Associate Professor rank and above are typically five-year, renewable contracts. The University of Miami offers a comprehensive benefits package including: paid pension plan; partially paid medical and dental insurance plans; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; thirteen paid holidays; and twenty-two days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore and sporting event discounts; and optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center. Moving allowance is available. No state or local income taxes.

Position: History, Religious Studies, and Modern Languages & Literatures Librarian
Organization: University of Miami
Location: Coral Gables,  FL 
United States
Salary: 60K MIN
Posting Start Date: 1/11/2023
Date Posted: 1/11/2023
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree or equivalent and experience with library instruction/information literacy and information/reference service in an academic or research library setting.
  • Educational background and/or experience providing library services in the Humanities.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in assigned disciplinary areas.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies related to the assigned disciplinary areas.
  • Familiarity with or capacity to learn about and support the interdisciplinary needs of faculty.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively and to establish and maintain strong relationships with a diverse community of faculty, students, and colleagues.
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of equity, inclusion, diversity, and access.
  • Strong 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.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in one or more non-English languages.
  • Advanced degree in one or more of the disciplines covered.
  • Expertise in the use of citation management tools such as EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero.
  • Experience with or interest in the digital humanities or digital scholarship.  
Status: This listing expires on: 3/12/2023
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Organization Information
Name:
University of Miami
Address:
1300 Memorial Drive

Coral Gables,  FL 33146
United States
Email:
f.urtecho@miami.edu
Phone:
(305) 284-3551
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Contact:
Francis Urtecho