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TITLE: Arts and Humanities Librarian, Full time position

LOCATION: Music Library

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing responsive and innovative information services in support of the School of Music and the Comparative Literature Department's Cinema and Media Studies Program. As a member of the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team, the position collaborates with a team of subject librarians to enhance liaison services for users, including reference, instruction, outreach, and collection development. This position has a particular emphasis on the development of digital humanities services, programs, and projects that highlight Libraries collections or support the work of the School of Music and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. The Arts and Humanities Librarian reports to the Head of the Music Library. The Music Library is one of eight branch libraries in the University of Washington Libraries system, holding over 70,000 books and scores, 46,000 recordings, other media, and subscriptions to approximately 300 periodicals. The Music Library manages a Listening Center and the Ethnomusicology Archives. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a liaison to the School of Music, in collaboration with the Head, Music Library; serves as the Libraries liaison for the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Provides instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in Program and School activities as appropriate.
  • Develops familiarity with all aspects of the research lifecycle within music and cinema and media studies, including research methods, digital tools, scholarly communication, and research data management.
  • Advises and collaborates with faculty, students, and colleagues to facilitate research activities, digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly outputs in music and cinema and media studies.
  • Plays a leadership role in developing digital projects and services to extend the reach of the Music Library's collections and advises on arts and humanities projects.
  • As a member of the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, and collaborates with other subject librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Provides leadership for the Arts and Humanities Liaison Team in the development of digital humanities services, programs, and projects.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in audio-visual media, including streaming, licensing, purchasing, and use, primarily in support of Music and Cinema and Media Studies.
  • Selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching for the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Manages state, gift, and grant funds for Cinema and Media Studies.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Curiosity, drive, and flexibility so as to discover and try new things, in support of the Libraries' mission and strategic plan.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in Music or demonstrated knowledge of music.
  • Knowledge of or interest in cinema studies and media.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and/or scholarly communication, and the tools and technology that support them.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.

 

SALARY

$51,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

BENEFITS  

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.

 

Application Instructions

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Apply here: Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/52782
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

 

 

TITLE: Science Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library, Full time position

LOCATION: Suzzallo Library

 

 

THE LIBRARIES 

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and forward-thinking subject liaison to support faculty and students in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, joining a highly engaged Sciences Liaison Team. The liaison serves as the Head of the Mathematics Research Library, reporting to the Sciences Liaison Team Leader. Located in Padelford Hall, the Mathematics Research Library is a small branch serving faculty, students, and staff in the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. Branch staff and students are members of Branch Operations Services, a unit of the Libraries Central Circulation Department. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.This is a full-time position. The start date is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as the liaison to the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. Selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching, provides instructional, research consultation, and reference services to faculty and students, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in departmental and school activities as appropriate.
  • Develops familiarity with all aspects of the research lifecycle and related research activities, including research methods, digital tools, scholarly communication and research data management in order to advise and collaborate with faculty, students and colleagues.
  • As a member of the Sciences Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, programming, and services, and collaborates with other subject liaison librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Manages state, gift, and grant funds for assigned collection areas, in cooperation with the Sciences Liaison Team.
  • Serves as Head of the Mathematics Research Library, with overall responsibility for service programs and collection development. 
  • Collaborates with Branch Operations Services staff regarding Mathematics Research Library access services operations, facilities programming, and assessment projects. Coordinates staff and student training on the subject areas covered by the Mathematics Research Library.
  • Participates in reference services in the Engineering and Suzzallo Libraries. Participates in the Libraries virtual reference service. 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge or interest in STEM fields.
  • Evidence of strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Curiosity, drive, and the flexibility to discover and try new things in support of the Libraries mission and strategic plan.

 

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in a science or math field, or substantial coursework in the sciences.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other teaching experience.
  • Library public service experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends, and interest in scholarly communication and data management initiatives.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in data services, digital pedagogy, and/or scholarly communication.
  • Evidence of the ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.

 

SALARY

$51,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

BENEFITS  

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.

Application Instructions

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/52904
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, September 7, 2018.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

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