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Research Services Librarian for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is seeking a Research Services Librarian for the Humanities.


Position Description

Librarians work in service-driven teams that support the university research, instruction, and library collections services. Librarian positions require expertise in library services to nurture library partnerships with teaching and research faculty, students, staff, other libraries, publishers, and other stakeholders.

Librarians may be assigned to perform work related to one or more of the following: collection management, research assistance, information fluency instruction, and faculty and departmental liaisonship. To effectively accomplish the objectives of the Research Services Team, the librarian must keep abreast of new models of librarianship and develop formal and informal methods of engagement that highlight the library's role in furthering faculty and student scholarly endeavors.

The librarian will provide demonstrations of emerging scholarly resources and technologies to interested faculty, students, staff, librarians, the research community, and library supporters. All librarians work closely together and in cooperation with librarians from other CWRU libraries to meet faculty and student needs, and to foster collaborative initiatives. 

 

Qualifications 

    Required 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Some subject knowledge in a humanities discipline. 

    Preferred

  • Experience in information literacy instruction, assessment, active learning, and some knowledge of a second language.

 

Environment 

The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI.  Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services.  Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055.

Situated in Cleveland's vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

 

Salary 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Application Process 

The full job description and application information are available at https://bit.ly/2Vb2Yag. Job ID 7554

 

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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