Special Collections Librarian
(Tenure Track: Assistant Professor)
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library of The University of Montana is located in Missoula, in the heart of the
The University of Montana seeks a service-oriented, energetic Special Collections Librarian for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position with rank of assistant professor.
Reporting to and under the general direction of the Head, Access & Collection Services Division, this position is responsible for managing, building and maintaining collections, in a variety of formats, of Montaniana including: the history of Montana and the Intermountain West, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Native Americans, forestry, mining, the fur trade, and Montana state documents. Also responsible for managing, building and maintaining collections, in a variety of formats, of unique, rare and/or valuable Special Collections including: an extensive Chaucer collection of early and fine-press editions, an illustrators collection of works by Arthur Rackham, Maurice Sendak, and Rockwell Kent, a large pamphlet collection, a collection of zines, and historical maps. Works closely with staff and faculty throughout Archives and Special Collections and other units and divisions to provide access to Montaniana and Special Collections; facilitates the development of digital collections; provides reference services for Archives and Special Collections materials as well as the general library collection; may participate in general reference service. Participates in outreach and instruction to faculty, students, donors, and friends groups.
Required: This position requires an ALA accredited master’s degree in library science (MLS); education or experience with Special Collections management, rare books or the antiquarian and out of print book trade; facility with computers and the ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly; ability to work in a team environment with colleagues and patrons; strong service orientation; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and the ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion, including research leading to peer reviewed publications.
Preferred: Knowledge of how to assess collections for the identification of rare or valuable materials and identification of those items at risk requiring preservation services; experience providing reference services in an academic library; conversant with emerging issues related to teaching, instructional design, learning technologies, and information literacy standards for higher education; training or experience with maps; experience designing and mounting scholarly exhibitions; and educational exposure to or knowledge of the history of Montana and/or the American West.
Rank and Salary
Position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience
c/o Kathy Hendricks
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Background Investigation is Required Prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigation.
As an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities,
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