Qualifications: Both positions under the Head of Special Collections Department require ALA accredited graduate library degree. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently while maintaining a high level of productivity and accuracy. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers and work cooperatively in a team environment, both within the Special Collections Department and within the Library.
#5141 Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library. This position serves as the primary public services librarian in Special Collections. Responsibilities include: coordinating public service activities, providing reference service, coordinating reading room supervision and user services, providing user education and orientation for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other researchers while maintaining regular communication with the Coordinator, Library Instruction in the Library Reference Department, and supervision of one full-time support staff member and student assistants as needed. This position is responsible for coordination, planning, and installation of library exhibitions, including online exhibitions, and shares responsibility for curating exhibitions. Additional duties relating to manuscripts and other formats and collection development may be assigned as warranted. The successful applicant will also contribute to Special Collections efforts to expand access to its holdings through the Internet and other digital initiatives. The position provides an excellent opportunity for a creative and dynamic applicant to lead the reference, instruction, and outreach programs of the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library.
Additional Qualifications: Required: Experience in Special Collections with a library that has a research-level Special Collections. Knowledge of specialized reference sources for rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Preferred: Two years professional experience in Special Collections with a library that has a research-level Special Collections. Special Collections reference and public service experience in a research environment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively; experience in curating onsite and online exhibitions; supervisory experience; familiarity with online bibliographic tools, technologies and Website design and creation. Salary: Expect to hire at the Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian level, depending upon qualifications and experience.
#5140 Assistant Librarian, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library. This position is responsible for coordinating collection management activities, including preservation for rare books and printed materials within Special Collections, supervision of student assistants, and/or, as warranted, processing manuscripts and other formats and/or collection development. The successful applicant will also participate in Special Collections public service responsibilities, including reference, user education, and exhibition activities. The successful applicant will also contribute to Special Collections efforts to expand access to its holdings through the Internet and other digital initiatives. The position offers an excellent opportunity for an entry level librarian with an interest in special collections librarianship to participate fully in a broad range of activities in an academic library Special Collections Department.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience and/or training with rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials, supervisory experience, familiarity with digital technology as it relates to special collections, and experience with library and archival web applications and standards. Salary: Expect to hire at the entry level Assistant Librarian level.
Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous flexible benefits program. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and course fee waiver for employee. University benefits brochure available at http://www.udel.edu/hr/
To Apply: Send or email letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to Paul Anderson, Assistant Director for Library Administrative Services, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE 19717-5267 LibraryEmployment@winsor.lib.
May 21, 2010. If you wish to be considered for both positions, please submit separate letters of application. Full position descriptions available at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/