Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking primary subject specialist to support faculty and students in biological sciences and environmental studies. This position is the Library’s liaison to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Molecular Biology, and their associated programs, institute and centers. This position provides specialized and individualized reference and research consultation for undergraduate students in these departments particularly as they complete their thesis requirements in 3rd and 4th years, for Ph.D. students, and for faculty, researchers and affiliates. This specialist also supports the students and faculty of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the University’s interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education and outreach.
Serves as the Library’s primary contact for biological sciences and environmental studies, oversees the Library’s collections and manages sizable acquisitions funds in these areas. Works closely with subject selectors in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and area studies on collection development, instruction, research support and outreach. Serves as a member of a dynamic team of science and technology professionals based in Lewis Science Library. Shares in responsibility for providing innovative library services that promote discovery, use and integration of physical and electronic library collections. Represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations.
Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. More information: http://library.princeton.edu/
- An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
- Familiarity with biological sciences and environmental sciences/studies literature.
- Academic degree in biology, environmental sciences/studies or a related subject area.
- Minimum 2 year professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or special library.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.
- Experience conducting research consultations in an academic setting.
- Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
- Familiarity with scholarly communications initiatives and demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs 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. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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