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Humanities Librarian - 500420

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 4, 2023

Humanities Librarian - 500420


The Humanities Librarian serves as the liaison to faculty and students in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, will, Journalism, Film Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and other Interdisciplinary programs as needed. This librarian is responsible for research and instruction support to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines. The Humanities Librarian collaborates with faculty from across disciplines to select, manage, and develop diverse collections that reflect the current needs of the curriculum, while anticipating future areas for growth. The Humanities Librarian manages Boatwright Library's film and streaming media collections and recommends strategic priorities for the development and stewardship of the collection.

Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.


  • Uses innovative pedagogical best practices, instruction technologies, and energetic teaching and presentation skills to develop instructional resources for library instruction and offer research and consultation appointments to students and faculty in liaison areas and other campus and community members as required.
  • Creates and maintains research guides, online tutorials, and web content to support assigned disciplinary areas. Maintains other library web pages as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains print and electronic library collections to support research and teaching in assigned liaison areas, through collaboration with colleagues.
  • Collaborates with library staff and faculty/staff across campus to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends to implement high-impact practices into instruction and research support.
  • Serves on communities/committees that support the libraries' mission and academic interests.


Professional knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing landscape for digital media pertaining to streaming and public performance rights.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices related to preservation, digital rights management, and copyright for film and digital media.
  • Ability to teach disciplinary database searching skills to an audience with a diverse skillset.
  • Awareness of high-impact practices related to first-year students.
  • Awareness of current and innovative pedagogical practices for critical literacies, multi-literacies, and inclusive learning.
  • Knowledge of current trends in scholarly publishing practices, and open a
  • Experience with creating web-based instruction content and library Research Guides.
  • Innovative and energetic teaching and presentation skills.
  • Excellent database knowledge, experience teaching with resources across the disciplines.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively to promote teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and interactions with faculty, students, and staff in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to support faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment with an emphasis on anti-racist praxis.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, open-minded, and effective in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage their own time and work assignments to make and meet deadlines consistently.



  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent international degree.
  • At least two years of instruction and reference experience in an academic library setting.
  • Current experience working with film collections and streaming media in an academic library or educational setting


  • Undergraduate degree or coursework in film studies, women's studies, or humanities.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week; requires evening and weekend instruction/reference coverage as needed throughout the school year

SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 7 (Hiring Range $54,413.00 to $72,093.00 annually)


The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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