Job Title: Japanese Art Specialist
Organization: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, New Jersey,
Japanese Art Specialist
Half-time 2-year term position
Princeton University Library
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and a dozen 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.
Available: Immediately. Two-year, half time professional position, with extensions possible.
Search Committee: (Princeton access only)
Princeton is seeking a Japanese Art Specialist to support development of Marquand Library’s collections on Japanese art and archaeology. The incumbent will help build new Japanese-language art collections and will assist with management of existing collections. The position reports to the Librarian of the Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology.
Collection development—Help develop and manage collections on Japanese art and archaeology. Review publisher and dealer catalogs, vendor notification slips, scholarly bibliographies and book notices. Recommend acquisition of current and out-of-print publications. Select titles for off-site storage.
Technical services—Assist with ordering, accessioning and cataloging Japanese-language art materials. Coordinate order placement with acquisitions staff at the East Asian and Firestone libraries. Transfer information from printed order records to the online Voyager system. Download bibliographic records from OCLC or create original abbreviated records. Enhance cataloging for Marquand’s existing Japanese-language collections.
Public services—Provide occasional assistance to faculty and students using Marquand’s Japanese-language art collections
Required—Advanced degree in East Asian art. Excellent command of modern and classical Japanese language as well as Kanbun. English language fluency. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Library-related computer skills. Must be eligible to work in the United States.
Preferred—MLS from an ALA accredited institution or experience in an academic or research library. Knowledge of Japanese publishing and book trade. CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) cataloging experience in OCLC/RLIN. Experience with Voyager ILS. Academic library experience.
Term and Appointment: This is a half-time, two-year term position. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Professional Specialist rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Extensions beyond the initial term are possible.
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Generous vacation and benefits package. Health care insurance, and 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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