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Jewish Studies Librarian North Decatur


Emory North Decatur GA Georgia

2 months ago

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at

Position Summary-

Reporting to the International Area Studies team leader the Jewish Studies Librarian will be involved and engaged in the entire life-cycle of research, teaching and learning processes. They will collaborate with and support faculty in course-specific ways, including providing point of need instruction sessions and assignments, research guides and/or tutorials. Focused primarily on the The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS) at Emory University, the librarian will provide a full range of subject specific library services to include collection development, consultation, instruction, reference services, cataloging and assessment for the department and the programs housed within it. The Jewish Studies Librarian will create and sustain working relationships with fellow subject librarians, other Emory Library units, departments, and campus entities and sustain strong relationships with Emory Libraries Access and Resource Services division (ARS), Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), and Academic Technology Services. The Jewish Studies Librarian will also provide reference assistance and research support as needed.

Emory Libraries requires that our employees recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential core values to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life in an inclusive work environment through competency training, reassurance of personal growth, restorative communication practices, and embrace our diverse identities of patrons within the Emory community.

Key Responsibilities & Duties-


1. Serves as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in assigned subject area. May include other areas within the International Area Studies team, if needed. Serves on the International Area Studies Team.
2. Plans and delivers innovative reference and instruction services; teaches research tools and skills relevant to the discipline.
3. Partners with other librarians who acquire and catalog related materials
4. Collaborates with faculty to achieve information and digital literacies and archival pedagogy learning outcomes in course-specific ways.
5. Provides in-depth, specialized consultation in support of the entire research lifecycle.
6. Develops content for subject-based web pages.
7. Assists faculty engaged in digital scholarship projects and teaching and learning with technology initiatives.
8. Partners with other libraries, especially research services in Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, to promote teaching and research of primary evidence materials.
9. Contributes to University efforts to assess and promote institutional scholarship.


1. Develops and manages excellent electronic, multimedia, and print collections in Jewish Studies (both English and Hebrew language materials) to support the research and teaching needs of the Emory University community.
2. Promotes resources using current tools and technologies.
3. Collaborates with colleagues in related fields to acquire materials.
4. May perform cataloguing.
5. Provides marketing and assessment of library services.
6. Responsibility for additional subject areas may be assigned.


1. Participates in professional and scholarly associations and organizations including maintaining membership and/or accreditation; attending meetings, conferences, and workshops; and serving in appointed or elected positions.
2. Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.
3. Provides reference assistance to Emory students and faculty, visiting scholars, and the public as needed and assigned.
4. Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate for service purposes.

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent education and experience (subject expertise).
• Fluent reading knowledge of Hebrew.
• Ability to collect relevant materials.
• Experience or interest in cataloging in MARC format using OCLC, LC cataloging rules, LC classification and LC subject headings.
• Advanced degree in Jewish Studies or related discipline.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library services and resources.
• Commitment to user-centered library services.
• Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching
• Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

• Reading knowledge of Russian and/or Yiddish.
• 1-2 years of library or teaching experience related to Jewish Studies
• Experience working with ALMA, vendor sites like YBP Gobi, LibGudies, LibAnswers and assessment tools.
• Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
• Strong understanding of the key issues and trends in instruction, collection development, research, and reference in the subject area of Jewish Studies.
• Familiarity with new technologies, such as text-mining, network analysis, and other digital applications relevant to the study of Jewish texts.
• Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within relevant disciplines.

Application Procedures-

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

1) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience;
2) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience; and
3) Emory Libraries recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values integral to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please write a statement of 300-500 words that describes your experience with supporting the teaching, learning, and research of diverse students and faculty and explain how you will foster an inclusive research, teaching, and learning environment through your role as a Jewish Studies librarian at Emory.
4) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

Review of applications will begin the week of November 7, 2022. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred
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