Theology and Religious Studies Librarian – Washington, D.C.

Position: Theology and Religious Studies Librarian
Location: The Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.

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Theology and Religious Studies Librarian

Position Summary: The Theology and Religious Studies Librarian is responsible for providing services to users of the religious studies collections; participating as a resource selector in collection development; providing reference and research assistance and instruction to users; and serving as liaison to the faculties of the Schools of Theology and Religious Studies and Canon Law, the Department of Greek and Latin, and the Early Christian Studies program. The Librarian collaborates with the staff of Rare Books/Special Collections, the American Catholic History Research Center, and the Semitics/ICOR Library and partners with outside groups, such as the Washington Theological Consortium and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Participates as a subject specialist and generalist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users, including in-person consultations, email, and IM. Participates as a collection development resource and library liaison for designated disciplines: Theology and Religious studies, Canon Law, and other related programs. Develops and updates subject-specific LibGuides and other instructional materials to improve access to and use of the library collections. Provides individual and group library instruction, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Participates as a professional member in the University Library System in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications. Works in tandem with colleagues to develop and expand new library initiatives, including the digitization of unique collections and the promotion of scholarly communications / open access, most particularly with graduate students and faculty. Actively engages in committee work and/or develops partnerships with campus, community, and library/archives groups in those instances where there is a shared mission to provide access and market information resources in the broad areas of theology, religious studies, and Greek and Latin scholarship.

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