The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, knowledgeable and user-driven librarian/curator to work with students and faculty to advance research, scholarship, and teaching in the Middle East, Islamic, and Jewish Studies. Reporting to the Interim Head of International Studies, the Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Jewish Studies is responsible for collection development and management, reference, and instruction in assigned areas in order to support and advance research-level scholarship by UCLA students and faculty. The Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Jewish Studies collaborates on the creation of research tools and develops plans to digitize content and collections to increase access to resources; delivers specialized orientations, instruction sessions, and consultations; and serves as a resource on issues related to digital scholarship, scholarly communications and emerging research methods. The incumbent collaborates with campus and UC colleagues on a range of issues related to collections and digital projects, participates in professional forums such as the Middle East Librarians Association and the Center for Research Libraries’ Middle East Materials Project, actively engages in outreach and community engagement activities in support of UCLA Library’s strategic priorities and serves as a member of library teams related to preservation and/or digitization, such as the UCLA Library’s International Digital Ephemera Project. The incumbent has supervisory responsibilities for .5 FTE staff member and student assistants.
UCLA librarians and academic staff are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03620