Friday, July 18, 2008

Area Studies Librarian

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, creative, and energetic librarian to develop, manage and assess collections in all formats in areas of Latin American and Sub-Sahara African Studies. Monitors global collection development collaborations and trends and new forms of scholarly communication; connects with overseas vendors and publishers; and works closely with librarians in other disciplines. Serves as liaison to Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Africana Studies, and the centers for Latino Arts and Culture and African Studies. Participates in the creation of research guides and digital resources; provides consultation and instruction, and collaborates on projects and grants. All librarians are expected to participate in developing and delivering both general and specialized reference and instruction and other user services programs, and to contribute to the libraries’ digital initiatives. Advanced proficiency in Spanish required. Reading knowledge of French, Portuguese, or an African language desirable, and at least one year of professional experience in Latin American or African studies preferred. This is a tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations. For the complete position profile (APP 180), minimum requirements, and instructions on how to apply please visit for general information about the libraries and the university, please visit our website at .

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

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