Curator of Rare Books (Librarian) – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library seeks a vigorous and experienced Curator of Rare Books who serves as the principal curator in the Rare Book Division of the Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The incumbent is both responsible for the maintenance, development, and use of the general rare book collections (275,000+ volumes) and for collaboration with many other curators and staff (especially Subject Bibliographers, Public Services, Technical Services, Preservation, Conservation, and the Scheide Library) regarding matters of wide scope: curatorial, acquisitional, departmental, library-wide, campus-wide, as well as inter-institutional, both national and international. Moreover, the incumbent both participates and represents the Library in both national and international endeavors in Book History. Further, the incumbent engages in close collaboration with faculty on matters relating to collections-based teaching and research as well as participates in Digitial Scholarship projects

This position is available immediately. Applications received before [1 month after posting] are guaranteed consideration.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

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/

Essential Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a research library or archival setting.

Strongly Preferred:
Experience with the successful development, care, and interpretation of rare book collections; demonstrated collaborative skills; demonstrated commitment to service, teaching, and research; demonstrated imaginative collaboration in Digital Scholarship projects; active commitment to national and international endeavors in Book History.

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: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/6061 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/Affirmative Action 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.

To view the posting, go to: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/6061

About Melody Rood

Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC

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