Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, innovative librarian to direct its Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology, whose vast collection of print, digital, and media materials documenting the world's visual arts, including rare books, grows by ~20,000 new and antiquarian items annually. (http://library.princeton.edu/marquand). Marquand is active in digital initiatives, e.g. the Digital Cicognara Library, as well as inter-institutional collecting programs. Besides the Head, Marquand has an Assistant Librarian, Chinese & Japanese Art Specialists, a Western Bibliographer, an administrator, 4 support staff, and 35 student/casual employees. Located next to the Princeton University Art Museum and the Department of Art & Archaeology, Marquand also has study carrels for the Department’s grad students.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, the Head bears primary responsibility for all aspects of Marquand's operations, collections and services. Critical functions include strategic leadership for collection and program development, direct and indirect supervision of staff. The Head maintains close liaison with the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Princeton University Art Museum, ensuring outstanding support for priorities in teaching and research, also addressing the interdisciplinary interests of faculty and students across the university. The Head collaborates closely with other Princeton librarians to establish priorities and cultivate library-wide initiatives, e.g. in digitization, outreach, and instruction. Liaison with other Library units (Technical Services, Library IT, Preservation, East Asian Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Center for Digital Humanities, etc.) is a key component of Marquand’s operation.
In proportion to Marquand's international stature, the Head provides high-level leadership and initiative, representing Princeton in regional, national, and international organizations and initiatives; seeking opportunities to advance inter-institutional collaboration in collection development, digitization, preservation and access; identifying and pursuing grant opportunities to further enhance the Library's service to this field.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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