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Job: Librarian for Classics and Humanities, Penn State

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  • Charles E. Jones
    The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an outstanding librarian to hold the endowed faculty position of Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2012
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      The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an outstanding
      librarian to hold the endowed faculty position of Tombros Librarian for
      Classics and Humanities in the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and
      Humanities Library on the University Park campus.

      Responsibilities:
      The Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities serves as a liaison
      subject specialist for Ancient History, Classics, Ancient Mediterranean
      Studies, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies and possibly other
      humanities disciplines by developing and managing excellent collections,
      providing research consultation and reference services to those
      studying these disciplines , providing an engaging information literacy
      program, participating in scholarly communication initiatives, and
      actively collaborating in outreach initiatives with collegiate faculty
      in these disciplines. The successful candidate will engage in research
      and scholarly publishing, demonstrate leadership at the
      national/international level in professional or disciplinary
      associations, participate actively in local, national, and international
      digital humanities initiatives, and collaborate effectively with
      colleagues in the Arts and Humanities Library and throughout the
      Libraries. As a senior faculty member, the appointee will provide
      leadership for library and university-wide initiatives. Occasional
      teaching of credit-bearing courses is an option. This position reports
      to the Head of the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities
      Library.
      As an endowed faculty position, the Tombros librarianship provides
      ample support for programs, collection development, travel, and
      research. The University Libraries have extensive holdings in all areas
      of classical studies in general and ancient Greek civilization in
      particular. Because of the George P. Tombros Ancient Greek Collection,
      Penn State has developed a world-class collection of primary texts in
      ancient Greek. Other gifts, including the Tombros Libraries Endowment
      in Classics, support classical studies in general.

      Required Qualifications:
      Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
      or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline; record of significant
      contributions in collection development and research services at an
      academic or research library; proficiency in Latin; substantial
      academic background in classical literature, history, or related
      disciplines; knowledge of current trends and methodologies in humanities
      research and scholarly communications; interest in digital humanities
      initiatives; excellent written, oral, and leadership skills; evidence of
      an established reputation in scholarly achievement; strong record of
      service; a desire to work in a collaborative, student-centered
      environment.

      Preferred qualifications:
      Additional advanced degree in one of the relevant disciplines.
      Knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, or other language relating to Classics
      Experience participating in digital humanities initiatives...

      Read more at:http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/tcl.htm

      -Chuck Jones-ISAW - NYU
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