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Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services, the Librarian for History and Humanities provides research and instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Barnard and Columbia communities whose research practices rely on the use of secondary sources as well as primary source materials and archives. They serve as the Personal Librarian for students majoring in History and selected programs within Consortium of Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (specifically American Studies), and additional Humanities subjects including: Classics, Ancient Studies, Germanic Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Islamic Studies and Slavic Studies as well as Education. The Librarian for History and Humanities works in collaboration with the Archives staff to develop curricular materials for the use of primary source artifacts in research and the use and engagement with archives and special collections at Barnard and elsewhere. They teach library research classes, provide research consultations, and act as the primary point of contact to the library for faculty and staff in the departments listed above. Along with other members of the TLRS team, the Librarian for History and Humanities also delivers instruction for the First Year Writing program.

A Masters of Library Science or other advanced degree in a related field
5-7 years of academic library or related experience
Academic degree and/or significant experience in at least two of the following: History, American Studies, Classics, Ancient Studies, Germanic Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Religion or Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, and Slavic Studies, or relevant areas in the Humanities or Education.

Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students about the library’s collections and services.
Experience with or an aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and demonstrates an openness or commitment to inclusive pedagogy.
Demonstrated expertise in teaching with primary and secondary source materials, through live in-person instruction as well as online and through asynchronous teaching methods.
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to create and thrive in a collaborative work  environment.
Fluency in database searching, office applications, and web tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of archives research strategies, including the use of finding aids, and willingness to learn emerging modes of scholarship across disciplines (such as digital exhibition platforms, immersive technology, and open publishing platforms.)

How to Apply:

Must submit resume or c.v. and cover letter.

Applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive priority re

Salary range is $79,000 – $84,000.

Please note that expertise in all qualifications for this position is not expected. We encourage applicants who have experience in some areas, and a commitment to learning in others. If this role interests you, we encourage you to apply.

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