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Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) (EXPIRED)

Libraries, Haverford College

Job category Other (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS East Asian Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Arabic Languages and Cultures
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
Job description

Job Summary  

Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefits-eligible Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) opportunity. As a member of a team of librarians, the Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) provides a full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services. The Research and Instruction Librarian provides expert research, instruction, and collection development service for assigned fields in the Humanities and for campus-wide digital studies initiatives, and works with Digital Scholarship to provide services to faculty and students in the humanities. The person in this position collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swathmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges’ libraries.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of general reference services as well as in-depth research assistance in assigned areas. The portfolio of this position includes these subjects: East Asian Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Arabic Languages and Cultures
  • Develop and manage collections in assigned subject areas
  • Collaborate with librarians supporting other disciplines when a project includes a relevant humanities aspect
  • Participate in the Library’s instruction program and promote active learning through classroom instruction, individual research meetings, course guides, exhibits, workshops, etc.
  • Work to maintain the effectiveness of the Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore approval plan
  • Foster and maintain close working relationships with faculty and students in assigned subject areas
  • Participate in and support a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff
  • Engage in assessment and fully participate in the Libraries’ strategic planning processes
  • Engage actively in research and scholarship with outputs in a range of formats
  • Leverage subject expertise and technical knowledge to advance digital scholarship on campus
  • Support related disciplinary faculty in their Digital Scholarship projects
  • Keep abreast of new technologies with a view toward their application to research services
  • Engage in digital scholarship and advise faculty and students in development, current thinking, and practices
  • Train and supervise student assistants assigned to reference work
  • Participate in Tri-College Libraries committees as appropriate
  • Perform other duties or projects as assigned

Line of Report: The Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) reports to Associate Librarian of the College and Coordinator for Research, Instruction, and Digital Scholarship Services. This position supervises student assistants.

Work Location:  This position will be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, pursuant to the College’s Work Location Policy. This position is eligible for hybrid work, with a minimum of 4 days per week on campus. The off-campus day shall be selected and consistent every week in agreement with one’s supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Humanities discipline
  • Broad liberal arts background
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree; alternatively, Ph.D. in relevant subject field and completion of library master’s degree within three years of hire

Professional Competencies

  • Strong and demonstrated commitment to working in and advancing an inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research services and instruction
  • Demonstrated user-oriented approach to library service
  • Demonstrated capacity for collaboration including the ability to foster and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and students
  • Broad familiarity with the subject matter and techniques of college research and teaching, especially in the pertinent fields
  • Understanding of research trends including digital scholarship and the role of technology in pedagogy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work energetically and collegially with all constituencies of the academic community
  • Experience that demonstrates an ability to supervise student colleagues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years professional-level experience with general reference, research support, instruction, and collection development services
  • Additional advanced degree
  • Reading knowledge of an Asian language
  • Scholarly engagement in relevant discipline

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

How to apply
Application type Online
Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. The application deadline is June 4, 2023. Please email [email protected] with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed.
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Hard deadline June 4, 2023, 11:59pm EST
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Contact name Shelley Harshe
Contact email
Time created May 8, 2023, 9:28pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 4, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on June 6, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated August 6, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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This is not a tenure-track or faculty position. It is a staff librarian position.