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  Hispanic Studies Librarian

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    Texas A&M University Libraries
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    The Texas A&M University Libraries is seeking an energetic and experienced individual to develop, manage, and coordinate the Spanish language and Hispanic culture collections of the Texas A&M University Libraries. This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research and publication to meet both the Library’s and the University’s requirements for tenure promotion. Appointment rank is based on experience and qualifications. RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of the Cushing Memorial Library, the librarian will develop, manage, promote, and facilitate access to Spanish language and Hispanic culture collections in all relevant formats. The librarian has curatorial responsibilities for relevant collections in the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives (special collections) and selector responsibilities for the Sterling C. Evans Library (general collections). The librarian acquires both primary and secondary materials. Responsibilities also include donor relations, assisting in the development and review of collection policies, formulation and implementation of collection strategies, liaison with faculty in relevant departments and disciplines, liaison responsibilities with other library selectors in Evans and Cushing, and management of assigned funds. The librarian is the principal reference and research resource for Spanish language and Hispanic culture collections for both libraries; duties include but are not limited to answering correspondence, research consultation on-call and by appointment for both libraries, specialized bibliographic instruction, the production of specialized guides, exhibits, and relevant library publications, and scheduled general reference service in the Cushing reading room as needed. The librarian will participate and guide collection management and serve as the key liaison with technical services for relevant subject areas; set priorities for and guide the accessioning, cataloging, and processing of materials; advise and set priorities for collection preservation/conservation, and set priorities for and participate in the processing of manuscript and archival collections. The librarian will develop relationships with other institutions holding comparable collections, and work closely with the local, national, and international antiquarian book trade and participate in relevant scholarly associations and communities and produce research in relevant subject areas. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or foreign equivalent and an additional graduate degree in relevant subject area; fluency in Spanish; experience in an academic or special collections library setting; demonstrated decision-making, planning, and organizational abilities; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to multi-task; strong collaborative and teamwork skills; ability to work in a collegial and dynamic environment; basic computer skills. Preferred: Ph.D. in relevant subject area; collection development experience; archival or rare book experience; donor relations. BENEFITS AND SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000. Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, no state or local income tax. APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three professional references to Joyce Thornton, Director of Personnel, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000. An Equal Opportunity Employee, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.

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