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Humanities Librarian, English Literature
Provides marketing and assessment of library services.
Participates in professional and scholarly associations.
Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as
maintains general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and
educational technology.
Adheres to guidelines outlined in the Handbook Governing the Librarian series for Faculty-Equivalent Librarians to
ensure appointment, appointment renewal and promotion-in-rank
Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate for service purposes.
Required Qualifications
ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience
(subject expertise).
Advanced degree in English Literature or related discipline.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library
services and resources.
Familiarity with new technologies, such as text-mining, network analysis, data-visualization, and other digital
applications relevant to the study of English literature.
Commitment to user-centered library services.
Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching
Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, research, and
reference in the subject area of English.
Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the literature disciplines.
Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills.
Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively
with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.
Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international
professional or scholarly associations.
Preferred Qualifications
Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Experience working with Aleph, ALMA, vendor sites, like YBP’s GOBI, libguides, LibAnswers, and other
assessment tools.
Background and/or interest in other humanities disciplines, such as comparative literature or classics.
Application Procedures
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional
references including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates applying by June 26, 2015 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue
until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes
and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.
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