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Librarian II (Humanities Librarian)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
UHM Library Services
Manoa, Hamilton Lib, Bus, Humanities & Soc Sci
Date Posted:
February 26, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins April 02, 2018
Salary Information:
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a Humanities Librarian. The Humanities Librarian will join the Business, Humanities & Social Sciences Reference Department that supports teaching, learning, and research in the humanities and social sciences. This position provides collection development, instruction, outreach, and research support for humanities departments. The successful candidate will also work to increase and support digital humanities on campus. Working with scholars in the humanities, the Humanities Librarian will collaborate on established digital projects and inspire the development of new research projects.
  2. Serve as subject liaison to humanities academic departments, providing user instruction and research support.
  3. Participate in collection development activities including the selection, de-selection, evaluation, and assessment of library resources and collections.
  4. Provide general reference (in-person and virtual) services to the University’s students and members of the community.
  5. Participate in the department’s information literacy and general instruction initiatives, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
  6. Serve as a consultant to students, faculty, and colleagues on humanities related topics and on emerging digital tools and methodologies for supporting humanities scholars.
  7. Broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers.
  8. Increase awareness among constituents of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues.
  9. Support the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students. Includes working some evening and weekend hours.
  10. Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
  11. Provide consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to digital curation software, text analysis, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, and data visualization.
  12. Serve as a strategist and resource person for the library on digital humanities and digital research.
  13. Develop and lead presentations and workshops to facilitate user access to various digital humanities tools methods.
  14. Plan and support events (e.g., speakers, symposium, reading groups) to engage and grow the digital humanities community on campus.
  15. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion including professional development, research, and service.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Knowledge of or experience teaching.
  2. Knowledge of or experience in digital scholarship/humanities project management and utilization of digital tools in a research environment.
  3. Knowledge of or experience in research methods and technical applications in a digital publishing or repository environment.
  4. Strong technical, problem-solving and communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with colleagues.
  6. Knowledge of or experience with text mining, data visualization applications, augmented reality, and/or data management.
  7. Knowledge of or experience with research analysis technologies to support digital scholarship, learning and scholarly publishing.
  8. Knowledge of or experience with grant writing.
  9. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
  10. Evidence of creativity and innovation.
  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  12. In addition to the degree in library and/or information science, a degree in a humanities discipline.
  13. Knowledge of or experience with collection development.
  14. Knowledge of or experience with reference (live or chat).
  15. Knowledge of or experience with library instruction including classroom teaching.
  16. Knowledge of or experience applying Digital Humanities tools and methodologies with students and faculty.
  17. Degree in a humanities discipline.
  18. Strong commitment to teaching.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  1. Human Resources Specialist
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
  3. 2550 McCarthy Mall
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. 808-956-7207

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