European Studies Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The European Studies Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The European Studies Librarian assesses needs and establishes outreach to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as providing in-depth consultations and engaging in user evaluation and analysis to stay abreast of needs and departmental focus. Responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the European languages, literatures and cultures collections (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese). This position supports the University’s academic program in these subject areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsible for analyzing the University’s program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and collaborating with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. Evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Provides specialized reference services and library instruction for the study of European languages and cultures.  In collaboration with the Arabic, Germanic, Slavic Studies Librarian and others, acts as Libraries’ liaison to the various Centers on campus. Provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the European Studies Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the European Studies Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The European Studies Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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