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|Date Posted||May 21, 2018|
Anthropology and Area Studies Services Librarian
Librarian I or II
UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.
The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Anthropology and Area Studies Services Librarian. The Anthropology and Area Studies Librarian will serve as the Libraries’ primary contact for anthropology, French & Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies. Act as the resource for faculty, students, and staff in their departments on scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, open educational resources, and open access. The Librarian will coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant program, including hiring, supervision, and training of student workers and participate in content management activities that support assigned contact.
Example of Duties:
- Serve as the Libraries’ primary contact for Anthropology, French and Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies.
- Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
- Provide research assistance and offer innovative instruction in support of assigned departments and programs, including creating tutorials, guides, and videos.
- Coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant Program. Hire, supervise, and continuously train student workers. Create and maintain training for student workers. Serve on the Integrated Services Area training team.
- Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff in their assigned departments and programs on scholarly communication topics including copyright, creative commons licenses, data management, open educational resources, and open access.
- Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
- Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
- Master’s degree in library science – or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience – by time of hire.
- Demonstrated competency in the area of social sciences or the humanities. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats.
- Significant knowledge of the methods used in performing library research.
- Strong service orientation.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations.
- Knowledge of key issues, trends, and concepts used in information literacy.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and interact effectively, work productively, and maintain harmonious working relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
- Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timelines.
- Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
- Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
- Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
- Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
Undergraduate degree in a field of the social sciences or the humanities is an asset
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library
RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=97805 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 29, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.