The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 9 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library 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. More information: http://library.princeton.edu/
The Princeton University Library seeks an accomplished, service-oriented professional to provide general reference and research services for Princeton students, faculty, and visiting scholars. This position coordinates user services provided by students at the Firestone Library Reference Desk, participates in direct provision of email and chat reference services, offers bibliographic instruction, and leads general orientation sessions. Selects and maintains the Firestone Library Reference Collection. This position also serves as the subject specialist for Gender and Sexuality Studies: selects and manages these collections, provides services including library instruction and research consultations, and is the Library’s liaison to the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Works closely with other subject specialists and public services librarians. Represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services.
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 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.
• An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science.
• An academic degree that includes coursework in gender and sexuality studies.
• Minimum 1 year professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or research library.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of colleagues, scholars, and students.
• Broad familiarity with academic research in the field of gender and sexuality.
• Experience conducting bibliographic instruction or research consultations in an academic setting.
• Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment .
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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.