Librarian, Labriola National American Indian Data Center

In conjunction with Library leadership and community stakeholders, the Librarian for the Labriola American Indian Data Center collections is responsible for inclusive and culturally appropriate collection development, management, and user services. This position reports to the Director, Labriola National American Indian Data Center. The Librarian is responsible for developing, processing, and managing collections, services, instruction, and outreach activities concerning Indigenous history, with a special focus on Arizona and the region. Due to past exclusion and inequities in the university's collection, this Librarian will focus on building relationships with local and regional tribal communities through outreach activities, including Community-Driven Archives Initiative projects. The Librarian ensures appropriate collections management, description and access for the Center’s collections and supervises or collaborates to ensure the effective provision of access and reference services related to these collections.

The Labriola Center services are shaped by the needs of the community. In order to address these changing needs, the Librarian liaises with multiple stakeholders including tribal leaders, cultural heritage keepers, Tribal librarians and archivists, and Tribal college administrators; plans and coordinates outreach efforts; develops targeted communications; and provides information and engagement services.

The Librarian seeks to foster inclusive educational services and spaces, in dialogue with ASU American Indian Initiatives, American Indian Student Support Services, RED INK Indigenous Initiative, faculty, students, and local tribal communities. These deep collaborations and co-developed service approaches seek to provide equity in education for Native students. The Librarian also serves as subject specialist for collections concerning Indigenous Peoples of North America, identifies grant opportunities that align with Center and Library priorities, and prepares proposals for funding to help preserve, expand access to, and facilitate interpretation of Center collections. In coordination with the Director of the Labriola Center and other stakeholders, the Librarian leads efforts to develop local collections processes that adhere to the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. This position will also train and supervise personnel on multiple campuses for service in the Labriola Center and may also supervise staff, interns, volunteers, and students. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Librarian fulfills the responsibilities expected of Academic Professionals, including position effectiveness, professional contributions, service, and collaboration and partnership. This position requires adherence to University policies, disciplinary ethics and standards, attention to detail, and moving materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

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Minimum qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent advanced degree
  • 2 years of experience in academic, public, or tribal libraries or archives
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities


  • Degree or certification in Indigenous Studies, American Indian studies, ethnic studies, or related discipline.
  • Experience using current library and archival descriptive and metadata standards (e.g., Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)).
  • Knowledge of inclusive metadata description practices for American Indian collections
  • Experience with Indigenous-informed archival practices and care, such as the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials.
  • Experience using Mukurtu or other Indigenous-informed content management systems.
  • 3-5 years of experience in academic, public, or tribal libraries or archives.
  • Experience with Indigenous-informed data stewardship practices and procedures, such as CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics for Indigenous Data Governance) and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable, and Reusable) principles.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex and time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples of Arizona and/or Southwest.

Salary and rank

This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application procedures

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Application deadline is November 3, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other information

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