Job Posting: Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian – Haverford College

The Haverford College Libraries invite forward-thinking, creative, and enthusiastic applicants to apply for the position of Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian.  As part of a dynamic team of librarians—and in collaboration with colleagues at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges—the successful applicant will develop deep connections with faculty, students, and other community members in the shared work of a liberal arts education.  This work includes instruction, research support, reference, user education, outreach, and collection development for assigned fields in the Humanities and for campus-wide digital and visual-studies initiatives.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian.
Deadline for application is February 10th, 2015 – more information is available at:

Job Postings: Reference Librarians (part-time, temporary), Simon Fraser University, BC

Please excuse the fact that I’m sharing this PDF from my own Google Drive; it was just emailed out this morning and no copy can be found on the SFU website.

The SFU Library invites applications for limited term part-time reference librarian positions at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters…. These positions will be of interest to individuals with a strong public service ethic and current experience providing reference service in a broad range of subject areas. Academic library experience is an asset but not required. Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent degree in hand by start date.


These are broad-range reference positions that can cover arts instruction, visual literacy, urban planning, and other topics of interest to arts librarianship. To wit:

The W.A.C. Bennett Library in Burnaby supports a wide range of programs and courses across all disciplines through its print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and liaison program. Students from the social sciences are especially active users of this library.

The Fraser Library in Surrey ( focuses on media and digital resources in addition to print collections, in support of programs including Interactive Arts and Technology, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science and Business. Staff work as a team to offer the full range of traditional library services, plus the Library circulates equipment such as digital cameras and camcorders.

Belzberg Library serves graduate, undergraduate and non-credit programs at the SFU Vancouver campus, including: business, liberal studies, gerontology, publishing, urban studies, public policy, contemporary arts and communications. The library provides a full range of reference, liaison, instruction, and loans services. Further information is at the SFU Library web site at:

Subject to budgetary approval, these part-time librarian positions are available from are available from are available from September to December  2014, or September 2014 to April 2015. Positions will include weekday, evening and weekend hours. Exact dates and schedules will be negotiated with the successful candidates and are dependent on available funding.


Deadline for applications is 4:30pm PST on June 13, 2014.

Job Posting: Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Date Posted: 5/8/2014
City: Cleveland
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Open
Description & Details
Provides leadership in marketing and coordinating a program of scholarly information management and retrieval for faculty and students in the performing arts and humanities, including theatre and dance, English, music, drama, poetry, classics, medieval studies and School of Communication. Develops and manages assigned collections; provides general and specialized reference service and library instruction. Contributes to library decision making; serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in assignments. Keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology, applying current information technologies in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Significant academic preparation/undergraduate coursework in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Proficiency with current information technology. Knowledge of library instructional module development. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; flexibility and ability to work collaboratively across a broad spectrum of the university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Coursework or experience in librarianship in assigned subjects. Academic preparation/coursework or experience in two or more of the subject specialty areas. Pertinent professional experience.

How to Apply / Contact
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Requisition number 0601606.

Review begins May 13, 2014, with a deadline of May 26, 2014.

Job Posting: Arts and Humanities Librarian – University of Texas at Arlington


The incumbent serves as the Libraries’ liaison to faculty and students within the English and Modern Languages Departments. Chief responsibilities are to provide research services, information literacy instruction, outreach and promotion of library services, and knowledge management services.

Essential Functions

Liaison Services. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with ENGL and MODL faculty, students, and staff. Provides a vehicle for expression of ENGL and MODL faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the Libraries. Develops and maintains website content. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians. Markets Libraries’ services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Marketing and Communications. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ digital humanities librarian. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ director of Scholarly Communication. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Grants and Research. Participates in professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge. Instruction. Works with faculty to integrate Libraries’ resources and information literacy into the curriculum. Develops collaborative learning sessions that promote Libraries’ resources and technology. Collaborates with other librarians to create instruction sessions that incorporate active learning strategies. Develops teaching materials and research guides. Works closely with other librarians to plan, develop, maintain, and assess innovative instructional and outreach programs. Knowledge Management. Develops and assesses the ENGL and MODL collections. Analyzes use of ENGL and MODL research databases and recommends renewal or termination. Makes recommendations regarding new ENGL and MODL database trials and subscriptions. Makes recommendations on reference collection development and management, including purchases, transfers, and withdrawals for both print and electronic resources in ENGL and MODL. Reference. Provides reference desk assistance as needed. Provides reference assistance online through digital reference initiatives. Serves as second-tier referral for advanced reference assistance. Provides individual research consulting services to ENGL and MODL faculty and students. Other. Serves on Libraries, University, and professional committees. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current library trends.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Completes other projects and duties as assigned. Includes non-traditional work hours such as evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program at time of hire. Bachelor’s degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the arts and humanities disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and delivery of research services and instruction. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment. Strong affinity for the UTA Libraries’ core values — community, learning, discovery, knowledge creation, excellence, risk-taking, innovation, transparency of communication, integrity of action, service, collaboration, and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Competency with Microsoft Outlook, MS Office, Windows Operating System, and file management. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Empl Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language taught at UT Arlington, preferably Spanish or French. Public services experience in an academic library. Knowledge of and experience with information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and learning styles. Experience with emerging computer technologies and their applications in academic libraries. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Creativity and experience designing instructional and informational materials, both in print and online. Familiarity with Blackboard course management software including Collaborate. Familiarity with the grant writing process. Experience using Summon discovery service system.


from UT School of Information Jobweb:

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Location: United States, California, San Luis Obispo
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Entry Level
Cal Poly State University

* Position open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 5, 2009.

Requisition Number 101786
Position Title Librarian 12 Mo
Job Posting Title Librarian 12-month
Regular / Temporary Regular
Working Title Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Full / Part Time Full-Time
Appointment Duration / End Date: Initial two-year appointment subject to renewal
Department Library – Public Services
College / Division Library
Salary Range: This full time tenure-track position is available at the Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian level, with an anticipated hiring range of $52,000-$60,000 annually, plus a generous benefits package. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Pay Basis Monthly
Pay Plan 12-month

Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian leads the overall Library outreach and service activities designed to support the unique information resource needs of the students, faculty and staff of the College of Liberal Arts.
Responsibilities include reference, instruction, collection development, digital services, and other activities.

Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills – MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school, or comparable library experience with other related advanced subject degree
– BA/BS in a field in the humanities or social sciences
– Demonstrated commitment to public service
– Experience instructing adult learners
– Demonstrated facility with web-based technologies
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Willingness to spend substantial time outside the library to support faculty and students
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team working with culturally diverse faculty, students, and staff

Preferred Qualifications/Skills – Advanced degree in any field of the humanities or social sciences
– Experience working in an academic library
– Classroom teaching experience
– Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry in the humanities and social sciences
– Collection development experience
– Experience with instructional technologies and digital media
– Demonstrated ability to plan and implement new projects

Benefits Eligible: Yes
More Information:
Job Open Date 11-13-2008
Review Begin Date 01-05-2009

To apply, please visit , complete the required online faculty application and submit it to Requisition #101786.
Online attachments should include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and include list of 3 references on application. Three letters of recommendation and original transcripts will be required of finalists.

For more information, please see:
Internal Recruitment Only No
Projected Start Date (Faculty Only) 06-01-2009

Additional Information Contact Name (Faculty): Anna Gold
Additional Information Contact Phone (Faculty): 805-756-5786
Additional Information Contact Email (Faculty):

About the Kennedy Library: The Robert E. Kennedy Library is a campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources and technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, and user needs. Annual visitors exceed 1 million. The Library launched DigitalCommons, Cal Poly’s institutional repository, in Fall 2008. A renovation in Summer 2008 to the second floor greatly expanded the Library’s Learning Commons, creating new community spaces and a library café. Planning is underway for a major expansion of the Academic Center and Library. The Library partners closely with several other campus organizations, including the Academic Skills Program, the Honors Program, and Information Technology Services. For more information, see:

About the College of Liberal Arts: Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts is distinguished by its reputation for excellence and its wide-ranging programs in fields such as communication, journalism, and graphic communication; political and social sciences, public policy, psychology, child development, history; ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, liberal studies; theater/dance, art and design, music; philosophy, English, and modern languages and literatures. For more information, see:

About Cal Poly: Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and a growing number of graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. For more information, see:

About the San Luis Obispo Area:
Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, along the beautiful central coast of California, with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an extraordinary setting. For more information, see:


Humanities Librarian, Holland, MI

from UT School of Information JobWeb:

Location: United States, Michigan, Holland
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Entry Level
Special Librarianship
Hope College
University Libraries

JOB DESCRIPTION: Includes faculty status with rank, non-tenure track. Seeking an enthusiastic, service-oriented Instruction/Reference Librarian who can work closely with classroom faculty and students in a liberal arts college.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include full participation in an extensive instruction program, reference services, collection development in the humanities, and outreach to faculty and students.

* Required qualifications include an MLS (or equivalent) from an accredited program
* An undergraduate degree in one of the humanities (English, Religion, Philosophy, History, or Languages)
* Excellent teaching skills
* Self-reliance as well as the willingness to consult and collaborate with colleagues
* Knowledge and experience in reference services
* Strong technology skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
* Willingness to work some nights and weekends on a rotating basis is required.
* Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine excellence in librarianship with professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college operating within the historic Christian faith.

* Additional qualifications preferred include a second master’s degree in a humanities discipline; proficiency in a foreign language; expertise with technology such as digital humanities projects or web page creation or design.
* The library is housed in an award winning building and received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the college category in 2004. (Ms. Kelly Jacobsma, Director of Libraries,

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of candidates will continue until the positions are filled. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, research plans if applicable, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three current letters of recommendation to:

Chairperson (per position listing below)
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
(616) 395-7000



University of Texas at San Antonio

Posting Open Date: 09-08-2008
Posting Close Date at midnight on: 10-20-2008
Requisition Number 20080602
Department Posting Name Library, Reference
Location 1604 Campus
Recruitment Type External
Benefits Eligible? This is an Administrative & Professional (A&P), benefits eligible, position.
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with some flexibility. May work one evening weekly. Weekend work in rotation will be required. Travel between campuses is required.
Recruiting Rate: $40,042 or more/annualized depending on qualifications
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Security Sensitive (Requires a criminal background check) Yes
Required Education Master’s Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No

Field of Study: Required: ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.

Required: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in the Humanities with coursework in philosophy, religious studies, and/or classics.

MS Office Experience Required: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Other Computer and Software Skills Required: Proficiency in electronic searching, including an integrated library system, the Internet and working knowledge of PC based applications.

Experience and Other Skills Required
= Successful practicum or other library reference and/or teaching experience.
= Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
= Experience with an integrated library system; working knowledge of PC-based applications.
= Demonstrated knowledge of print and online reference sources and databases.
= Strong service orientation and the ability to work collegially and productively with diverse groups.
= Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and environments.
= Accuracy in all phases of duties performed.
= Ability to lift and move books, boxes or equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations. Move book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.

Other Skills Preferred
= Library reference experience at an academic institution.
= Reading knowledge of a foreign language.
= Experience in the development and presentation of library instruction in the use of electronic and traditional information resources.
= Knowledge of reference and information resources in all formats, especially in the humanities.
= Recent experience in performing instruction, reference, collection development and liaison activities in the humanities.
= Experience with the Voyager integrated library system.

Description of Job Duties
= Provide reference assistance, information and instruction to library clientele via the Reference Desk, telephone, online, and individual appointments.
= Provide classroom and individual instruction in the identification, retrieval, and evaluation of information.
= Develop print and online instructional materials and assist faculty in the planning of library assignments.
= Select and evaluate materials in all formats in support of humanities disciplines. Responsible for the management of funds in support of these disciplines. Act as liaison to academic departments in the humanities disciplines.
= Occasionally lift and move books, boxes or equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations. Move book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.
= Conduct special projects. Develop budget requests and assess strengths and weaknesses of the collection in assigned areas. Write reports.
= Serve on Library and University Committees and Task Forces. Attend appropriate conferences and training sessions in area of specialization. May represent UTSA at local, regional and national meetings. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Documents that must be associated with this posting.
These required documents must be attached electronically at the time of application to be referred. Resume, Cover Letter

Special Notes To Applicants: At least three references must be included on your resume and be attached electronically at the time of application. Salary history must be provided at time of application and can be attached as “other document”.

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Subject Experts Need Not Apply

From the The Chronicle of Higher Education, Chronicle Careers, July 1, 2008:

Recent job postings and hires suggest that many academic libraries are losing interest in hiring humanities Ph.D.’s


Job candidates with M.A.’s and Ph.D.’s in the humanities have become increasingly drawn to the idea of earning a master’s in library and information science (MLIS) and pursuing careers as academic librarians. Read more