Reporting to the Area Studies Team Leader, the subject librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies provides the full range of subject specific library services to the academic department, including collection management, consultation, instruction, cataloging and assessment. The subject librarian serves 22 faculty, 10 graduate students, and 12 undergraduate majors and 2 minors. The subject librarian maintains and expands research-level collections, acts as an expert guide, provides research help at the time of need, and contributes to the programmatic and collaborative work of the Services Division and the library in general.
Specific duties include:
- Serves on the Area Studies Team as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in the assigned subject areas.
- Plans and delivers point-of-need instruction services; teaches research tools and skills relevant to the discipline.
- Provides in-depth, specialized research consultations in support of the entire research lifecycle.
- Develops content for subject-based web pages.
- Develops and manages excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in the relevant disciplines to support the research and teaching needs of the Emory University community.
- Acquires material in a variety of languages, including English, French, German, Arabic and Persian. Catalogs any materials in Arabic script based languages.
- Responsibility for additional subject areas may be assigned.
- Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in the relevant fields/disciplines, higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).
- Advanced degree in a relevant subject area.
- Fluency in Arabic, with reading knowledge of Persian.
- Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, and research, in the subject areas of Middle East and Islamic Studies.
- Evidence of excellent communication, teaching, writing and analytical skills.
- Library experience as a Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian.
- Cataloging experience.
- Reading knowledge of Persian.
- Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
- Experience working with ALMA, vendor sites such as YBP’s GOBI, libguides, LibAnswers, and other assessment tools.
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at:
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.
Please refer to website for full job description: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449 &areq=75896br