Workgroup: Distinctive Collections
Reports to: Curator, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
Northwestern University Library seeks an experienced dynamic and creative individual to provide subject expertise and scholarship in the field of African Studies. Northwestern University supports undergraduate and graduate level research and teaching through the Program of African Studies and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program. The African Studies Librarian will select resources in all formats, provide instruction and research consultations to students and scholars at all academic levels, create LibGuides, web pages, tutorials and other instructional materials, and seek opportunities for collaboration within the library and university communities. The African Studies Librarian is part of a team of librarians within the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies.
Reporting to the Curator of the Herskovits Library, the African Studies Librarian will contribute to the Library’s strategic goals; supporting a suite of activities which include teaching and instruction, research, outreach to the Northwestern University and wider communities, digital initiatives, scholarly communications and collection development. The successful candidate will:
The successful candidate should possess organizational skills and enjoy working in a rapidly changing, supportive, and engaged team environment.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private university with an extensive library system. This includes the Northwestern University Libraries, two branch libraries on the Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus. Northwestern University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Northwestern University Libraries participates in area studies initiatives of the Center for Research Libraries and Global Resources Network. The holdings of Northwestern University Libraries total over 4 million volumes.
Send a single, PDF-formatted file containing letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Director of Organizational Development, to email@example.com. Applications received by July 25, 2016 will receive first consideration.
More information is located below:
Northwestern University Libraries : http://www.library.northwestern.edu
Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/africana
Buffett Center: http://buffett.northwestern.edu/index.html
Program of African Studies: http://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/
Middle East and North Africa Program: http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/mena/