Librarian for Literary Studies and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
Description: Subject specialist supporting the research, teaching, and learning programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English (http://english.fas.nyu.edu/page/home), and in the Department of Comparative Literature (http://www.nyu.edu/fas/dept/complit) in collaboration with other area studies librarians. The position reports to the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Center in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Head of the Digital Studio. Subject librarians serve as partners in the educational mission of NYU by establishing collaborative relationships with faculty; building and curating collections in relevant formats; providing and developing innovative services in support of research, teaching, and learning; and teaching research strategies in a variety of contexts.
Specific responsibilities relating to the digital scholarship area of this position: assumes leadership and liaison roles in the scholarly communication arena, engaging actively in local and national discussions related to changing models for the dissemination of scholarship; promotes Digital Studio core services to faculty, librarians, and relevant institutions within and beyond NYU; works with humanities faculty and graduate students in the development and implementation of research projects involving digital technology; provides leadership in developing and maintaining new services related to digital scholarship; collaborates with subject specialists and other library staff on humanities projects; does R&D of new software and tools, and fosters awareness of evolving technologies and standards in digital humanities research.
Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS and subject Masterís degree required for tenure. Minimum three years of relevant library experience; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills; a high degree of computer literacy, and a demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the humanities are required.
Preferred: graduate course work in English and American literature from an interdisciplinary perspective and emphasizing literary history, theory, and criticism; an understanding of the issues confronting libraries in the changing scholarly communications environment; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively about information technology issues; knowledge of metadata, xml, and information architecture; project management experience.
Salary/Benefits: Faculty status and attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.
New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve the schoolís 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4 million volumes. New York University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the Digital Library Federation; serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes three academic institutions; and is affiliated with The New-York Historical Society. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/strategicplan/
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Ms. Janet Koztowski, Human Resources Director, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, (fax) 212-995-4070, or email: [log in to unmask] Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
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