Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Librarian for Western European Humanities - Yale University Library, New Haven

Librarian for Western European Humanities - Yale University Library, New Haven. Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education and working in a collaborative environment, the Librarian for Western European Humanities serves the teaching and research needs of students and faculty studying Western European Humanities including history, languages and literatures. The Librarian also develops collections in all formats for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature as well as philosophy and Western European history. Serves as professional liaison to the French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Philosophy, and History Departments. Plans, promotes, and implements research education programs for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of those departments. May contribute to general library research education programs, instructional sessions for large undergraduate classes, and the Personal Librarian program sponsored by the Director of Undergraduate Research Education. Provides specialized reference service to patrons. Develops and maintains web research guides and other online research support tools. In collaboration with faculty and key Library staff, may plan and implement digital library projects in support of teaching and research. Develops and manages the Library’s Western European Humanities collections, including selection, organization, preservation and use of information sources originating in or related to Western European countries. Contributes to the formulation of the Library’s major Western European approval plans and monitors the effectiveness of these plans. Leads library projects for collaborative collection development in Western European humanities with Yale’s peer institutions. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and is expected to be professionally active. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. Principle Responsibilities: The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL. Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level. Required Skills and Abilities: PhD in Western European humanities required. Appointment to the rank of Librarian 2 requires 2 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to Librarian 3 or 4 requires respectively 5 or 8 years of professional library experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Excellent reading and speaking knowledge of two Western European languages, preferably French and Italian. A deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship. Demonstrated commitment to outstanding public service. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment. Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and/or relevant professional experience as a librarian. Reading knowledge of German. Excellent teaching skills. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three 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 22017BR. Please be sure to reference #22017BR in your cover letter.