Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vacant Position: Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) - Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

 Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian (Humanities) to join he Center for Library User Education (CLUE) in expanding its information fluency program. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.
The 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; and assumes other responsibilities as assigned. S/he will contribute 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.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS; commitment to providing effective and engaging information fluency instruction with a focus on student learning; 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; proficiency in providing research services; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; commitment to professional development.
Preferred: Degree or scholarship in a humanities discipline; one year of teaching experience; experience with instructional design, lesson planning, developing instructional materials in print, online, and multi-media formats; 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; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities 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. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the university's main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. 
To Apply
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled with an expected start date of December 1, 2011. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and names with full contact information of at least three professional references via email to Andrea Bacino ( or mail to:
Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Attn: Andrea Bacino
7001 Freret St. 2nd floor
New Orleans LA 70118
Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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