The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a Librarian/Archivist

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a Librarian/ArchivistThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a Librarian/Archivist to develop, organize, and provide access to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, a growing collection of materials documenting the Portuguese-American experience in New England and the United States.As part of the University Library Archives and Special Collections team, the successful candidate will participate in planning, collection development, reference, cataloguing, outreach, grant writing, fundraising, oral history projects and other activities that support the archives mission.

The position requires knowledge of the history, culture, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world, as well as the ability to read, write and speak Portuguese. 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in southeastern Massachusetts, near New Bedford and Fall River, at the heart of a region that is over 40% Portuguese or of Portuguese descent.  This person will work closely with the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and with the local Portuguese community, providing leadership in developing the collections on both a regional and national scope.  In addition the successful candidate will serve as librarian liaison to the Portuguese Department to assist in collection development, cataloguing and library instruction involving Portuguese Studies.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of cataloguing standards, preservation issues and community documentation planning and will participate in the development of digital collections and the archives' web presence.

Minimum qualifications include an M.L.S. with concentration in archives management from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent; professional experience in archival arrangement and description, cataloguing methods and archival management; demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak Portuguese and English.  Schedule may include some evening and weekend hours. Preferred qualifications include additional degree in a related field, familiarity with New England history and cultures, supervisory experience, and academic library experience including collection development, reference service, and services to diverse communities.

To apply, send letter of application, current resume, and the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Search for Librarian/Archivist, Office of Human Resources, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300. The review of applications will begin May 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

UMD is an AA/EEO Employer.

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