Research Collection and Services Librarian (for Western European Humanities)
| Summary Description: The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Western European Humanities Librarian, Humanities & History Libraries division. The Western European Humanities Librarian engages and collaborates with faculty and students in the following departments: History, Philosophy, French, and Italian. The Librarian will collect materials in early modern and modern continental Western European history, philosophy, and French and Italian languages and literatures. The Librarian manages collection funds, selects materials, and coordinates outreach to those designated subject areas. As part of the Humanities and History team, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The Librarian will support digital scholarship initiatives and engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in the humanities to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Librarian will also participate in service programs across the Libraries including research information management and new forms of scholarly communication. The Librarian will work closely with colleagues from the Humanities and History Libraries and collaborate on digital projects supporting the teaching, learning and research mission of the University with colleagues from the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. The position will report to the Director of the Humanities & History Libraries division.The Humanities and History Libraries Division collections and services directly support the research and learning activities of the departments of Classics, English and Comparative Literature, Film, French & Romance Philology, History, Germanic Languages, Italian, Music, Religion, and Theater. The Division also actively supports the Center for Ethnomusicology, the Center for Jazz Studies, the Computer Music Center, the Comparative Literature & Society Program, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, and provides primary library and research support services for the Core Curriculum, Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the broader undergraduate population, in partnership with other library divisions. The Humanities and History Division also supports a range of research and pedagogical activities involving digital tools and methods in the Digital Humanities Center and the Digital Music Lab.One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.|
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:- high proficiency in Italian and French; working knowledge of German desirable- an accredited MLS or advanced degree in the humanities or equivalent combination of education and experience- demonstrated experience working effectively with faculty and students- proven aptitude in providing service in an academic or technology-based environment - teaching or training experience- excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: - Ability to update and maintain web pages- Demonstrated entrepreneurial attitude to help leverage existing skill sets within the organization- Demonstrated initiative and flexibility
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_58151
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