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Librarian III, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.  S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field required
  • B.A. in one European language, and working knowledge of a second European language
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Three years related experience required
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population


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