Latin American Languages and Cultures Librarian San Diego State University
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Latin American Languages and Cultures Librarian
San Diego State University: University Library
Location San Diego, CA
Open Date Dec 15, 2022
Description The San Diego State University (SDSU) Library invites applications and nominations for an immediate opening for a 12-month, tenure-track position to be appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian rank (depending on qualifications). The Latin American Languages and Cultures Librarian will provide research assistance, information literacy instruction, and support for library collections and services initiatives as part of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach team in areas including Latin American Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and the Indigenous languages of Mexico. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to the Latinx Resource Center (located in the University Library) and provide leadership for library initiatives associated with the research missions of the university's Aztec Identity Initiative as well as the SDSU Center for Mesoamerican Studies in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is a state rich in the history of Mexico and home to Mexico's largest population of Indigenous language speakers, encompassing more than one million speakers of 16 different languages. Likewise, San Diego County is home to the largest number of Indigenous tribes in the United States and California has the country's greatest concentration of Indigenous Mesoamerican communities. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-looking colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand partnerships across library departments and with colleagues across the university, the San Diego community, and our growing community of partner institutions in Mexico and Latin America. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with library colleagues contributing to our work in Latin America, including initiatives centered around digital collections and special collections. More information about the SDSU Library is available at https://library.sdsu.edu/ and more information about partnership programs and opportunities is available at https://library.sdsu.edu/about-us/partners.
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