Architecture Librarian – University Libraries, University of Notre Dame

The University Libraries of Notre Dame seek an innovative and user focused librarian to lead its support for the School of Architecture.

RESPONSIBILITIES: : The Architecture Librarian develops, manages and evaluates the collections, staff, and services of the Architecture Library in Bond Hall. Staff include the branch supervisor who hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the other branch personnel, comprising 1.5 staff and eight student assistants. Selects materials to develop the architecture collection in support of the curricular and research interests of the School. Responsible for maintaining effective service environments, both physical and virtual, including reference and research consultation, library instruction, and liaison with Architecture faculty and students. Works with faculty and other campus groups to increase the library’s presence in new digital learning environments. Member of the Arts, Architecture and Media Department team, and reports to that department’s head.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library program and an academic background that includes architecture and/or art history. Reading knowledge of at least one modern European language is required; some Italian is highly desirable. Experience in providing support to faculty and students in reference/research consultation, developing collections, and/or supervising staff is desired. Must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to serve as a member of a team and create a positive work environment. Must have a strong service orientation and knowledge of the use of emerging technologies in libraries.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank commensurate with experience and qualifications, with an entry-level minimum of $40,000. Librarians are non tenure track members of the faculty and earn 20 days of vacation annually, plus University holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year=s Day. The University offers an excellent benefits package

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university, located in northern Indiana ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. The University Libraries house approximately 3 million volumes within the main Hesburgh Library and seven branch libraries and currently subscribe to nearly 17,000 serials; Architecture Library holds 33,000 volumes and subscribes to 100+ journals. The Libraries have a staff of 198 including 48 librarians..

APPLICATIONS: Electronic submission of application documents is strongly encouraged. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to:
Michelle Stenberg
Library Administrative Offices
221 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Application deadline: Initial review of applications will begin on January 15, 2008 and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds.

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