Brown University Library seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Middle East Studies Librarian. As part of the Libraryâ??s Research and Outreach Services Department, the Middle East Studies Librarian serves as the libraryâ??s liaison to Brownâ??s Middle East Studies Program and to other departments appropriate to the candidateâ??s qualifications. The Middle East Studies Librarian teaches research skills and strategies, offers instruction sessions in individualized or in group settings, responds to reference inquiries, collaborates with other library staff on digital projects, and continues to build outreach efforts to un-tenured, tenure-track faculty, and to postdocs. The Middle East Studies Librarian will work a 75% time schedule and the initial appointment is for a fixed, 3-year period with the possibility of an extension.
The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on vernacular language materials, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.
Graduate level degree in Middle East Studies, or related field (Master of Library Science or Ph.D. in subject field preferred. (e.g. CompLit, Archaeology, Anthropology, History)
3-5 years of related experience
Fluency in Arabic
Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories, illustration sources)
Experience with library research tools and resources relevant to the assigned subjects.
Ability to work with researchers in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation.
Knowledge of various software packages: Office; ArcGIS; Endnote (or other citation management software)
Bibliographic knowledge of Persian, French and Turkish
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfied to Brown.
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Joukowsky Family Middle East Studies Librarian
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