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Company: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Libra
Location: New Haven
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support, Yale University Library Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support, Yale University Library

Bargaining Unit None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type Full time

Duration Type Regular

Compensation Grade Library

Compensation Grade Profile Librarian, Department Head (00)

Work Location University Library System

Worksite Address 120 High Street New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director provides vision and leadership for a newly created department of subject experts who support humanities and inter-disciplinary area studies programs at Yale. The Yale University Library (YUL) holds one of the most extensive humanities research collections in the United States and has the distinction of being the first American university to collect in many non-western languages. The academic programs in these areas attract a world-class group of faculty and students, for which the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) provides collection development and liaison and research services. The department is located in the recently renovated Sterling Memorial Library (SML) in the center of Yale’s campus and has oversight of eight reading rooms and two classrooms in SML, as well as the Classics Library in Phelps Hall. The Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support is responsible for the programmatic aspects of liaison and outreach, collection development oversight and coordination, assessment, budget administration, and supervision and mentorship of 12 librarians and one assistant. S/he directs departmental teams responsible for evidence-based assessment, research support programming, the departmental web presence, training and skills development, and digital scholarship support services.

The Director develops strong working relationships with university administrators, academic department leaders, faculty, and students. The Director communicates and collaborates with colleagues from other Yale University Library (YUL) units to develop and maintain research support and outreach programs and services. The Director also works closely with the leadership of YUL special collections repositories and the Departments of Collection Development, Technical Services, Access Services and Digital Scholarship. The Director represents the department on the Council for Research Services and Collections and the Collections Steering Committee

The Director is expected to demonstrate leadership within YUL and the University and commitment to participation in regional, national and international professional organizations. The Director must also demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in the humanities and international and area studies programs at Yale.

1. Provides leadership and vision for area studies and humanities collection development and research support and outreach programs.

2. Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner.

3. Manages liaison librarians including hiring, training, setting priorities, evaluating, and advising on staff development.

4. Engages with deans, chairs, faculty and students in support of the University’s teaching and research mission.

5. Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Yale University Library and other campus units.

6. Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and team environment.

7. Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts.

8. Plans and implements marketing and assessment processes.

9. Coordinates facilities issues involving the Classics Library and Sterling Memorial Library reading rooms and classrooms.

10. Serves on Library and University committees.

11. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure excellence.

12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at any Yale University location.

13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties 1. Provides leadership and vision for the department. 2. Sets priorities and leads multiple projects while meeting deadlines and budget targets. 3. Manages staff including hiring, setting priorities, and staff development. 4. Manages department budget, including funds for collection development. 5. Engages with faculty and students in support of the University’s teaching and research mission. 6. Collaborates with other librarians and libraries at Yale. 7. Builds strong partnerships with faculty and students, curators and librarians, and donors. 8. Promotes the use of current and emerging technologies. 9. Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and functions collaboratively in a team environment. 10. Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts. 11. Serves on Library and University committees. 12. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure the excellence of the Library.

Required Education and Experience 1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. 3. Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff 4. Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capital projects. 5. Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. 6. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 7. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. 8. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. 9. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

Required Skill/Ability 1: Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Advanced degree in area studies or the humanities is required in addition to an MLS.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach services and collection development. Demonstrated experience managing staff and supervising subject librarians. Excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated excellent customer service skills; flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in research library service programs.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Experience managing collection development programs.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience working with academic research library liaison librarian services and collections. Knowledge of and experience with academic technologies for research and teaching and with digital humanities. Ph.D. in the humanities or area studies. Experience in donor relations, deeds of gift, and/or archival processing. Knowledge of issues related to non-roman language materials.

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Click here for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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