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LINGUIST List 19.3702

Thu Dec 04 2008

Jobs: Classics, Hellenic Studies & General Ling: Librarian, Princeton U

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        1.    David Magier, Classics, Hellenic Studies & General Linguistics: Librarian, Princeton University, NJ, USA


Message 1: Classics, Hellenic Studies & General Linguistics: Librarian, Princeton University, NJ, USA
Date: 02-Dec-2008
From: David Magier <dmagierprinceton.edu>
Subject: Classics, Hellenic Studies & General Linguistics: Librarian, Princeton University, NJ, USA
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University or Organization: Princeton University
Department: Library
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Job Rank: Librarian

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Classics, Hellenic Studies

Required Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Latin (lat)

Description:

Librarian for Classics, Hellenic Studies and Linguistics

Please read full job description online at:
http://libweb.princeton.edu/hr/positions/JobLibrnClassicsHellenicStudiesLinguistics2008.html

Responsibilities:
The Princeton University Library seeks an energetic and creative subject
specialist to build library collections and help shape library services in
three fields in the humanities at Princeton: Classics, Hellenic Studies,
and Linguistics. This librarian will also work closely with the Departments
of History, Art and Archaeology, and other relevant area and
interdisciplinary studies programs. This is one of several subject
specialist professional positions devoted to developing and interpreting
Princeton's collections. The position reports to the Associate University
Librarian for Collection Development. Responsibilities include: current and
retrospective collection building in all formats; managing sizable
acquisitions funds and associated approval plans; advising on preservation,
digitization, and other aspects of collection maintenance, including
offsite storage; overseeing collections in study rooms in Firestone
Library; and providing specialized research assistance to Princeton
University faculty and students, researchers affiliated with neighboring
institutions, and visiting scholars from the U.S. and abroad. The librarian
also provides instruction in the use of print and electronic materials for
philological, literary, cultural, and historical research; creates resource
guides and Web sites to assist Princeton researchers; serves as the
Library's key liaison to the Department of Classics and the Programs in
Hellenic Studies and Linguistics; consults with members of the Technical
Services Department to facilitate timely acquisitions and processing of
materials to meet academic deadlines; and works closely with staff in Rare
Books and Special Collections on acquisitions and to promote use of the
wealth of original and specialized material at Princeton. This librarian
represents Princeton in the relevant regional, national, and international
professional and scholarly organizations.

Qualifications:
Required: an ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science, plus an
advanced degree in Classics OR one of the disciplines associated with this
position, OR an equivalent combination of education and professional
library experience; proficiency in Latin, Greek, and Modern Greek; a
minimum of three years of successful experience in a research library.
Candidates must demonstrate mastery of the bibliographic tools, including
electronic resources, available for the use of researchers especially in
the humanities. Candidates should be knowledgeable about the American and
European book trades, current and antiquarian, and the changing
technological environment in research libraries; they should also
demonstrate an interest in developing innovative services for researchers.
Preferred: successful teaching experience, either in the classroom or in
library instruction; experience with cooperative library projects such as
the Center for Research Libraries and the Digital Library Federation; and
knowledge of the strengths of other research collections, particularly in
Classics.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Nominations & applications (cover letter, resume,
names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be
accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
http://www.princeton.edu/jobs, Requisition #0800707

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs
Contact Information:
Associate University Librarian David Magier
Email: dmagierprinceton.edu

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