Recrutement : Bibliothécaire/Conservateur, UCLA Library

La bibliothèque de l’UCLA recherche un bibliothécaire / conservateur hautement collaboratif, compétent et axé sur les utilisateurs qui travaille avec les étudiants et le corps professoral afin de faire progresser la recherche, l’érudition et l’enseignement en études du Moyen-Orient et de l’Islam.

Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies / UCLA (posted April 12, 2019)

The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, knowledgeable and user-driven librarian/curator to work with students and faculty to advance research, scholarship, and teaching in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head of International Studies, the Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies is responsible for collection development and management, reference, and instruction in assigned areas in order to support and advance research-level scholarship by UCLA students and faculty. The Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies collaborates on the creation of research tools and develops plans to digitize content and collections to increase access to resources; delivers specialized orientations, instruction sessions, and consultations; and serves as a resource on issues related to digital scholarship, scholarly communications and emerging research methods. The incumbent collaborates with campus and UC colleagues on a range of issues related to collections and digital projects, participates in professional forums such as the Middle East Librarians Association and the Center for Research Libraries’ Middle East Materials Project, actively engages in outreach and community engagement activities in support of UCLA Library’s strategic priorities and serves as a member of library teams related to preservation and/or digitization, such as the UCLA Library’s International Digital Ephemera Project. The incumbent has supervisory responsibilities for .5 FTE staff member and student assistants.

UCLA librarians and academic staff are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Graduate-level study, or equivalent experience, in the humanities and/or social sciences.
• Research-level knowledge of Middle Eastern and/or Islamic Studies.
• Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers in area studies fields, including the ways research methods and scholarship are evolving.
• Fluent Arabic; reading knowledge of Turkish or Persian also necessary.
• Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment.
• Knowledge of collection development in an academic or research library, including familiarity with core print and e-resources relevant to the Middle East.
• Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape, including knowledge of the publishing industry in the regions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with staff, students, and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience that includes training and directing the work of staff and student assistants.
• Commitment to professional development and service.

Desired Qualifications

• Minimum 2 years experience in an academic library setting.
• Experience in selecting and managing research collections in one of the areas of responsibility.
• Knowledge of current trends in information technology as they apply to collection development and management and the provision of reference and research services in the humanities.
• Experience with the design, provision, and evaluation of curriculum and pedagogy for upper-division and graduate students.
• Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
• Knowledge of additional languages relevant to Middle Eastern Studies, such as Yiddish, Kurdish, Hebrew or Neo-Aramaic.
• Knowledge and/or interest in religious studies, specifically Islam.
• Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials.
• Demonstrated contributions to collaborative projects at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.
• Knowledge of book vendors and book distribution in the region.
• Experience in donor relations and stewardship.

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