African American Studies Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a candidate for the African American Studies Librarian position, who will be responsible for the overall development and management in all formats of the African American Studies collections in Library West, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences disciplines. This position also serves as a key partner, collaborating with and advising Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) on related African American collections and programming. This is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track library faculty position.
The position supports the African American Studies Program, as well as related interdisciplinary programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in areas such as the Departments of English and History. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in and related to African American studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles and selection guidelines, and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. The position collaborates with other employees, providing support in the broader areas of the humanities and social sciences, especially overlapping, interdisciplinary areas; provides general and specialized subject area reference services, research assistance, and library instruction; and participates in branch and libraries-wide outreach programming.
The search will remain open until January 24, 2023, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at https://hr.uflib.ufl.edu/prospective-employees/current-openings/vacant-faculty-positions/.
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.
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New Job Postings: Student Success Librarian AND Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at UF
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida are currently hiring two brand new and very important positions.
Student Success Librarian.
The Student Success Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position that will coordinate student success support within the libraries and collaborate with student success initiatives across campus. We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering undergraduate students of diverse experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds; an innovative instructor who will develop engaging information literacy learning experiences; a creative collaborator who will coordinate and participate in campus-wide outreach efforts; and a student-centered advocate for inclusion.
Applications are due by August 20, 2019. For more information, check out the job posting: http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/StudentSuccessLib_PVA_Final.pdf
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian.
Through a participatory Strategic Directions development process in 2018, the Libraries committed to better understanding and fostering a more inclusive workplace. As one element in our efforts, the DEI Librarian position will help the Libraries’ team members recognize, understand, value and embrace our differences as crucial to our communal work. As part of the development and implementation of a DEI program for the Libraries, the DEI Librarian will serve as the Libraries’ Campus Diversity Liaison (CDL), working within a network of peer positions from across the University as well as serving as a liaison within the Libraries. We seek a capacity builder who will create, in collaboration with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and origins, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, meaningful dialogue and change.
The DEI Librarian will participate in national dialogues within the United States and globally that promote the establishment of professional practices in libraries and programs to enhance the opportunities of minority and underrepresented groups in the library profession.
Applications are due by August 30, 2019. For more information, check out the job posting: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents/DEILib_PVA-FINAL_2019.pdf