Librarian, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and 15 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community that includes 6,400 students and 1,100 faculty members. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some 6,500,000 printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, nineteenth-century literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. Please consult the Library Web site at http://library.princeton.edu/ for more information.
The Princeton University Library seeks an energetic and forward-looking
librarian to direct its Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology. The Marquand
Library is located in McCormick Hall in newly renovated and expanded quarters
immediately adjacent to the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Princeton
University Art Museum. The library is staffed by one other professional,
5 members of the support staff, and roughly 15 FTE in student help. The
library’s collections, numbering more than 350,000 volumes and substantial
digital offerings, are regarded as some of the finest in the world; the
library maintains its own rare book collection.
The librarian oversees all aspects of Marquand’s daily operations and plans for the future growth of its collections and services. The Librarian is expected to maintain close relationships with Princeton’s distinguished Department of Art and Archaeology, while at the same time addressing the needs of other departments and programs with interdisciplinary interests that require use of Marquand’s magnificent collections. The Librarian also collaborates with Princeton librarians in setting priorities and launching new library-wide initiatives, such as digitization and instructional outreach.
Required: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience. At least five years of professional experience in a library with a strong art history collection. Working knowledge of at least two foreign languages. Demonstrated successful leadership and planning ability. Experience with developing print and digital collections and managing a collections budget. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and to work independently. Demonstrated success reaching out to and working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff. Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
Strongly Preferred: Graduate work in art history, archaeology, or a related
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
Twenty-four vacation days a year, plus eleven paid holidays. Annuity program
(TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability
insurance, and other benefits are available.
Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2006, and will continue
until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (resume and
the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) should
be sent as an MS Word attachment via email to: email@example.com or
by fax to 609-258-0454.
Submissions via regular mail are also welcomed and can be sent to:
Search Committee for Art Librarian, c/o Jasmin Kotwal, Human Resources Specialist, Princeton University Library, One Washington Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
For information about applying to Princeton, please link to http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm