The Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to serve as Black Studies Librarian. This new grant-funded position will support the work of the Black Bibliography Project (https://blackbibliog.org), an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported project based at Yale University and Rutgers (https://www.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-researcher-developing-digital-bibliography-black-authors-and-print-work). Working with a team of faculty, librarians, technicians, and students across both institutions, the position will carry out data curation activities surfacing the publication histories of Black print of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as relationships among Black writers, publishers, and readers. It is expected that the Librarian will develop and contribute expertise in descriptive bibliography and linked data in order to test and implement the BBP’s data model. The position will also work with the Scarlet and Black Research Center (https://www.scarletandblack.org), whose digital archive documents Black history in New Jersey, starting with the connections between slavery and the university and leading up to the present day. In addition to contributing to these projects, the Black Studies Librarian will be the subject liaison to the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for African Studies with responsibilities in reference, instruction, and collection development.
For more information, and to apply, visit: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/178415