Librarian, Architecture Library
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey
Requisition # 0800737
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and nine specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community of 6,400 students, 1,100 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some six million 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, modern 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.
Princeton University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Librarian, Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the Architecture Library located in the School of Architecture, and supervising its three collections assistants and a dozen student workers. The School of Architecture Library is one of nine specialized libraries on campus, and the successful candidate will join a community of approximately 120 professional librarians, many professional specialists and administrative staff, and 200 support staff. The Architecture Library has a growing collection of some 33,000 monographs and videos, maintains subscriptions to more than 350 domestic and foreign periodicals, and provides access to an extensive collection of electronic resources. The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting researchers associated with undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in architectural design, history and theory. The library also serves as a significant visual and information resource for the creative work of the Schoolâ€™s design students at undergraduate and professional Masterâ€™s degree levels. Architecture at Princeton is taught in a broad cultural context with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries and past and current avant-garde movements. The curriculum that takes advantage of intersections between studio work and a rich culture of research and intellectual speculation.
The Librarian oversees all aspects of the Architecture Library, including collection development and preservation; reference and research consultation; user education; course reserves; and strategic planning. The Librarian works closely with humanities and area studies librarians to develop collections in architecture, urbanism, landscape design and media. Collaborating with other Princeton University Library staff, the Librarian contributes to campus-wide library projects and initiatives. This librarian represents Princeton in the relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations. The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.
Qualifications Required: An ALA-accredited masters of Library Science or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience; ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library, as demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving experience; in-depth knowledge of architecture literature and reference sources; demonstrated understanding of current developments in information and architecture librarianship; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and to foster teamwork; effective oral and written communication skills; knowledge of at least one modern European language, preferably German, French, or Italian. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Qualifications Preferred: Graduate degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field; experience with an art or architectural studio program; background in the humanities.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) 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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
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