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Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Africana Librarian. The successful applicant will provide leadership in providing reference services, instruction, collection development and outreach activities. The Africana Librarian will work closely with the faculty and students in the African Studies Program and outside researchers with an interest in the continent. We seek applicants with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Position Description:

The Africana Librarian will provide reference assistance, instruction and develop the collections related to Africa, in support of the African Studies Program. The Africana Librarian will also provide general reference services for the other collections in the Center for International Collections. The librarian will be responsible for presenting class lectures, workshops and developing useful electronic content to assist in the use of the Libraries' resources. The Africana Librarian will be responsible for the development of the collections and library services related to African Studies. The Africana Librarian will collaborate with faculty and participate in university activities and initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to serve on committees and other library-wide groups. Active participation in conferences and cooperative ventures within the national community of African Studies Librarians is expected.

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary and Benefits

Minimum salary is $38,570; salary negotiable based on experience and education; 22 days annual vacation; generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement.

Ohio University Libraries (

Alden Library, the main facility on the Ohio University Athens campus includes over 2 million volumes with 50 professionals and 65 support staff. The Library is a member of CRL, ARL, and OhioLINK. Ohio University is a residential campus with a student population of 16,700 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate and medical students.

The Ohio University Libraries subscribes to approximately 250 journals published in Africa; excluding bound and microfilm journals there are approximately 110,000 books and the equivalent of 130,000 Africa-related volumes in microtext. Beyond basic support for the whole of Africa, the collection concentrates on West Africa (Nigeria); East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and Southern Africa.

African Studies Program at Ohio University (

The African Studies Program is a designated Title VI National Resource Center for Africa supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The Program provides students, scholars and members of the community with opportunities to further develop their understanding of Africa. Approximately 50 faculty members in more than 25 departments participate in the study of Africa across the University. The Center for International Studies offers a Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) degree with a major concentration in African Studies.

Submit application online at Applications received by May 15, 2007 will receive the highest consideration. Available immediately following completion of search process.

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

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