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Arts & Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian - Tisch Library - 18001012
Tisch Library supports Tufts’ School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning, and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Research & Instruction Department works with staff, students, and faculty to incorporate information resources into the curriculum; designs course-based and open workshops; provides research consultation services; and develops new services and programs to support teaching, learning, and scholarship at Tufts.
Reporting to the Team Lead for Arts & Humanities, the Research & Instruction Librarian for the Arts & Humanities will support departments in the humanities by designing, teaching, and assessing information literacy instruction; providing research consultations; participating in services and programs that support research and scholarship; offering collection development support for their disciplines; and building deep and collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, and staff. This position will contribute to current and emerging methods of scholarly production in the humanities by providing digital scholarship support services, working collaboratively with colleagues throughout the library. Responsibilities include participation in outreach and campus engagement activities that build partnerships and cultivate relationships with key university units. This librarian will provide instruction in the First-Year Writing program, provide reference services, serve on library committees, and engage in professional development.
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In the 1840s, the Universalist Church wanted to open a college in New England. Boston businessman Charles Tufts gave the church a gift of 20 acres of land, valued at $20,000, on the condition it be used for establishing a college. With that, the location was decided. Tufts' land, which he inherited, was located on one of the highest hills in the Boston area, Walnut Hill, straddling Medford and Somerville.