1. Serves as subject specialist for relevant academic departments and students and faculty throughout the university involved in study of a specific world area. Provides research consultations, instruction sessions, in-person and virtual reference services, and other liaison librarian support. 2. Develops library collections in all appropriate formats (print, digital, audio-visual, etc.) through acquisitions from the relevant imprint area. Builds strong vendor relationships for this purpose. May also acquire materials published about the world area in other regions. 3. Raises awareness of collections through outreach efforts such as maintaining reading rooms, office hours, social media, exhibits, tours, mailing list messages, library workshops, and the sponsorship of academic conferences and lectures. 4. Creates and maintains web sites, online research guides, and other digital tools for research and teaching. 5. May work closely with, or directly supervises, staff who order and process collection materials. May supervise processing of special collections, including decisions on arrangement and description and oversight of finding aid creation. 6. May collaborate with relevant departments on projects related to collection preservation and digitization. 7. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists, special collection curators, etc. to support research and teaching. 8. May collaborate as appropriate with library staff engaged in fund-raising and development efforts. 9. Maintains networks of individuals and institutions located in relevant world areas to facilitate access to information and collections for Yale affiliates. 10. Maintains affiliation with a Council in the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and/or other related Yale programs and organizations, serving as official library representative when appropriate. Actively contributes to the academic activities of these organizations. 11. Participates in departmental library planning for research support and the collections program. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and working groups, and engages in collaborations and professional activities at Yale, as well as regionally and nationally. 12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 13. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, Connecticut. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Doctorate in a field of Judaic studies. Excellent reading knowledge of additional relevant languages, particularly Yiddish. Experience teaching in a library or academic setting. Experience with software for citation management and creation of web content. Experience using archives or libraries in Israel. Interest in learning emerging technologies and web applications.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Doctorate in a field of Judaic studies. Excellent reading knowledge of additional relevant languages, particularly Yiddish. Experience teaching in a library or academic setting. Experience with software for citation management and creation of web content. Experience using archives or libraries in Israel. Interest in learning emerging technologies and web applications.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated skill in providing high quality, user-centered research support services, preferably in an academic library.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Area Studies
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Joseph and Ceil Mazer Librarian for Judaic Studies
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to design projects and bring them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, and speaking) in Hebrew.
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and an advanced degree in a field related to the study of the relevant world area or an advanced degree in the study of the world area and relevant library experience. 2. Knowledge of the history of, and current trends in, scholarly research related to study of the relevant world area. 3. Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in language(s) of the area. 4. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 5. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 6. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Internal Number: 64152BR
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