Detailed Job Description
Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH, has an opening for a Humanities Librarian with an English department concentration. We seek a self-motivated, service-oriented, team-player who is interested in reference, collection development, teaching, and information literacy/technology; someone who can embrace an environment of continual improvement and change in an organization that strives to stay close to the cutting edge of technology. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Instruction and Emerging Technologies.
Create and maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in the Department of English and other departments based on library need; develop and manage collections in those disciplines; assist students, faculty, staff, and the general public with research help in the humanities, social sciences, in-house, via email, and reference chat (evenings and weekends required); develop and teach credit/non-credit courses and workshops for students, faculty and staff of the university; participate and contribute to the Libraries' team organization.
Graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution. Undergraduate degree in the English, literature or related field or relevant library experience. Strong commitment to high quality public service; teaching skills to proficiently instruct about information literacy; analytical skills to effectively retrieve information especially from resources in the humanities and social sciences; flexibility to work in an environment of continual change and cultivate team work; ability to work independently as well as with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; strong technology skills; act as liaison to university programs such as the Howe Writing Center and the Humanities Center; work with a team to administer and teach library instruction for the first year composition course; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; ability to meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion and continuing contract.
A master's degree in English; experience teaching credit classes, workshops, and one-to-one; public services experience in an academic library; knowledge of digital humanities tools and best practices; knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be asked to submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three references when applying for this position. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.