Librarian for Western European Languages and Literature
Research Services & Collections
Yale University Library
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research
libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and
services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.
It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research
missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A
distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including
approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media,
ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand
access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two
buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a
dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six hundred who offer innovative
and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale
University Library, please visit us at www.library.yale.edu.
The Library is seeking a creative and energetic subject specialist to
serve the teaching and research needs of students and faculty studying
Western European languages and literatures as well as Classics and
Linguistics. This position offers an opportunity to advance services
and to develop collections in all formats in these subject areas and
others as assigned.
Reporting to the Head of Research Services & Collections and working
in a collaborative environment, serves as professional liaison to the
French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Classics, and
Linguistics Departments. Plans, promotes, and implements research
education programs for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of those
departments. Also participates in the general library Research
Education programs and programs for large undergraduate classes
sponsored by Research Services and Collections. Provides specialized
reference service to patrons. In collaboration with faculty and key
Library staff, plans and implements digital library projects in
support of teaching and research. Serves on library committees,
working groups, and task forces, and is expected to be professionally
active. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. May be
required to work at West Campus located in West Haven, CT.
Masterís degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and
information science and/or relevant professional experience in a
research library required. Graduate degree in Romance literature,
preferably PhD. Appointment to the rank of Librarian II requires two
years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated
professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to
Librarian III requires five years of professional library experience
and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
Excellent reading and speaking knowledge of two Romance languages,
preferably French and Italian, is required. In addition, a reading
knowledge of German is desirable. Will possess a deep understanding of
the research process and knowledge of the ways that new technologies
are affecting the production of scholarship. Demonstrated commitment
to outstanding public service. Excellent teaching skills preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to
work successfully in a highly collaborative environment.
Salary and Benefits
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful
candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package
including 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days;
comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and
relocation assistance. Applications consisting of a cover letter,
resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent
by creating an account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs for
immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
7968BR. Please be sure to reference #7968BR in your cover letter.
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to
pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly
encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented
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