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Research & Instruction Librarian (Humanities)

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Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities)Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane UniversityHoward-Tilton Memorial Library seeks candidates for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities). The position is responsible for providing research and instruction services to students and faculty in humanities disciplines and will work with colleagues in the Center for Librarian User Education (CLUE) to develop and expand its information fluency program. CLUE encourages creative teaching methods and inventive ways of collaborating with faculty to provide students with effective and engaging learning experiences. Within the library, there are opportunities to design services, such as digital humanities initiatives, and to foster collaborations with departments and students on campus. Tulane University students are highly academically qualified and are required to complete service-learning courses to graduate.POSITION SUMMARYThe Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) is a creative, team-oriented librarian who combines information fluency instruction, research expertise, and outreach with collection development in the humanities. Reporting to the Head of CLUE, the librarian collaborates with colleagues to design, deliver and assess information fluency instruction with a focus on student learning. The librarian provides general help and research assistance at the Research Help Desk in the Learning Commons and assists remote patrons through phone, e-mail, web and other technologies; performs collection development for assigned humanities subject areas and acts as the library liaison to the academic departments linked to the subjects; provides in-depth research consultations for humanities disciplines; assists in digital humanities projects; and assumes other responsibilities as assigned. S/he contributes service to library committees and task forces as well as to professional associations. This position includes some evening and weekend hours. Subject assignments for collection development will be based on the experience and background of the successful candidate.QUALIFICATIONSRequired: ALA-accredited MLS; undergraduate degree or scholarship in a humanities discipline; demonstrated engagement in information fluency instruction with a focus on student learning; experience with instructional design, lesson planning, developing instructional materials in print, online, and multi-media formats; knowledge of current trends and best practices in information fluency instruction and assessment; familiarity with ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education and other learning standards; experience in providing research services in an academic library; familiarity with digital humanities; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; commitment to professional development.Preferred: Advanced degree in a humanities discipline; one year of teaching experience; participation in ACRL Institute for Information Literacy; experience with collection development in an academic library; reading ability in one or more non-English western languages; experience with emerging technologies.Salary/Benefits: Rank and salary commensurate with experience, minimum Librarian I; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.EnvironmentHoward-Tilton Memorial Library is the university's main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top 20 Up-and-Coming Schools in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. New Orleans has a growing entrepreneurial community and rich cultural heritage.TO APPLYTo ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. If you are interested in applying for this position, please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs (IRC2333) for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

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