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Catholic University of America Seeks Librarian in Religious Studies

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Feb 27, 2007

Our good friend Tim Brown, a librarian at Catholic University of America, reports that CUA has a position open for a librarian in Religious Studies. Here is the job listing:

Religious Studies Librarian Needed

The Catholic University of America is inviting applications for the position of Religious Studies Librarian. For complete information, please see the University website at


The Religious Studies Librarian is responsible for managing all activities of the Religious Studies collections; participating as a subject specialist in collection development and management; providing reference and research assistance and instruction to users; and serving as liaison to the faculty of the Schools of Theology and Religious Studies and Canon Law, the Department of Greek and Latin, and programs in Early Christian Studies and Medieval and Byzantine Studies. The Librarian collaborates with the staff of Rare Books/Special Collections and the American Catholic History Research Center and works closely with other members of Reference and Instructional Services.

The Religious Studies Librarian participates as a professional member in the University Library System with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, and participates in and contributes to professional organizations and publications.


ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science; second Master's degree in Religious Studies or Theology preferred. In-depth knowledge of the Catholic Church. Experience in the following areas: collection development processes; information, reference, and research services in Religious Studies and related areas; individual and group instruction; and electronic resources, information services, and systems as used in disciplines served by the division. Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library operations and services, especially issues related to Religious Studies collections.

Bibliographic knowledge of Latin, Greek, and modern European languages. Skill in communicating with faculty, students, library patrons, and staff. Skill in database searching. Skill in using Endeavor Voyager or a similar library management system.

Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

Salary and benefits:

Minimum salary: $43,000. For more information on benefits, please visit

Regardless of their religious or denominational affiliation, all employees are expected to respect and support the University's mission.

The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA/V/D/M/F.

Application procedure:

To Apply: Please send letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references, together with a CUA Application for Employment ( to : Employment Manager, Office of Human Resources, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064; fax: 202-319-5802; e-mail: [email protected]

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