Special Collections Librarian (Part-Time)

The Hartford International University Library is seeking a project cataloger/archivist for a 1-year part time position funded by a grant from the Vance Foundation. The main focus will be to catalog the Macdonald Arabian Nights Collection and to assist with other projects in the archives and special collections. The Arabian Nights Collection consists of over 1,000 volumes of the Thousand and One Nights and related works, given to the Hartford International University Library in 1941 by Professor Emeritus Duncan Black Macdonald. The collection includes over 30 languages (other than English), with non-English language materials making up approximately two-thirds of the collection.


MAJOR PURPOSE: Cataloging and organizing special collections materials, including the MacDonald collection of Arabian Nights materials. 


•Original cataloging
•Archival organization and description
•Re-cataloging/reclassification of special collections materials
•Coordinates with the Library Director to assess the needs of the special collections


As is expected of all employees, provides backup support for the University’s major events/general activities, as needed. 


•MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent library experience
•Knowledge of professional cataloging standards
•Training in the LC classification system and subject headings, MARC, and OCLC
•Previous original cataloging experience
•Previous work with special collections desired
•Reading knowledge of Arabic, Persian, or French, preferred

INSTITUTION INFORMATION: Established in 1834, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HIU) is a pioneering, interreligious, international university that has helped thousands of people find peace within, and many thousands more find peace with each other. At HIU, we engage in robust religious studies and meaningful interfaith dialogue to deepen our beliefs, respect our differences, and help bring peace to the world. Hartford International University offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford International University also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. 

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To apply, please contact humanresources@hartfordinternational.edu. A resume, cover letter, and three professional references are required. Only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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