COORDINATOR & LIBRARIAN, HUMANITIES COLLECTIONS

Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Posted
Jan 28, 2016

Duties: Coordinates the collection development and management activities (including the budgeting and monitoring of materials allocations totaling approximate $2.5M) in the subject areas/departments designated as 'humanities' at Penn --Art History, Classics, English, French, German, History, Italian, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish, as well as programs (Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature) and less formally organized interdisciplinary areas (Medieval Studies). Reports to the Assistant Director of Collection Development & Analysis and, through participation on the Collection Development Council, works with the four other coordinators on collections-related planning and policy. Assumes responsibility for subject liaison responsibilities (collection development and management, community outreach and engagement, reference, and instruction) in multiple humanities subjects, including potentially European History, Comparative Literature, and literatures in English, French, German, and Italian.
* Coordinates the collection development and management responsibilities of other humanities subject specialists, including the determination of their budgets, totaling more than $2.5M in support of Art and Architecture, Cinema Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, French, German, History, Italian, Medieval Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish.
* Along with four other Collection Coordinators (Area Studies, Social Sciences, Engineering & Physical Sciences, and Health Sciences), who form the Collection Development Council, advises the Assistant Director of Collection Development & Analysis about the scholarly resource needs of Penn constituents.
* Assumes responsibility for subject liaison responsibilities (collection development and management, community outreach and engagement, reference, and instruction) in multiple humanities subjects, including potentially European History, Comparative Literature, and literatures in English, French, German, and Italian.
* Determines the optimal housing, location, and preservation triage for relevant humanities collections and designates materials for transfer to the High Density Library.
* Monitors trends in publishing and digital scholarship in the humanities to maximize and further develop the Libraries involvement in strategic initiatives on campus and beyond.
* In collaboration with the Libraries' Office of Development & External Affairs, creates effective stewardship relationships with donors.

Qualifications: Master's in Library Science and 5 years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, training, and practice, are required. Graduate degree in the humanities and proficiency in at least two European languages, including French, German, or Italian. The successful candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in an academic or research institution; demonstrated knowledge of scholarly research resources, disciplinary issues and publishing trends in the humanities; evidence of innovative approaches to collection development, management and assessment; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a collegial framework within and outside of the libraries; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; and strong analytical and decision-making skills. Successful candidates should have demonstrable leadership and managerial skills.

Reference Number: 50-21866

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: University Library

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Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival