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*Hilton Gibson*
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From: Yuan Li <yl7 at princeton.edu>
Date: 24 August 2015 at 19:35
Subject: [SCHOLCOMM] Position opening at Princeton University
To: "scholcomm at lists.ala.org" <scholcomm at lists.ala.org>

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*Librarian, Head Librarian, Science Library and Director of Scholarly
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ
Requisition # 1500696

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 7 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/

Princeton University Library invites nominations and applications for the
position of Head Librarian, Science Library and Director of Scholarly
Communications. The successful candidate will be responsible for the
overall direction of the Lewis Science Library, the Furth Plasma Physics
Library, and the Scholarly Communications Office. The Science Library
grouping, staffed by 8 librarians, 10 members of the support staff, and
student assistants, share a collections budget of more than $5,000,000. The
Scholarly Communications Office, located in the Lewis Library and staffed
by 1 librarian, collaborates with the Office of Information Technology to
support the entire campus through management of the Princeton Open Access
Repository and services for research data management and scholarly
communications. Depending on candidate's qualifications, some science
subject liaison work may also be part of the Head's responsibility.

The Lewis Library, designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened in late
2008, provides the services and collections for Astrophysics, Chemistry,
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Molecular
Biology, Physics, and Psychology; it is also the home of the University
Library's Map and Geospatial Information Center. The Furth Plasma Physics
Library is housed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, supported by
the U.S. Department of Energy and located a short distance from the main

As the Head Librarian, the incumbent oversees all aspects of the science
library's activity by working with the staff to develop innovative services
tailored to Princeton's busy research community while also overseeing the
traditional areas of user education, reference and research consultation,
collection development, and facilities management. As Director, Scholarly
Communications, the incumbent provides leadership and works collaboratively
with other Princeton librarians, the University's Office of Information
Technology, the Office of the Dean for Research, and the Office of the
General Counsel. The Head Librarian contributes to campus-wide library
projects and represents Princeton in relevant regional, national, and
international projects and forums.

*Essential Qualifications*
An ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree or equivalent
combination of education and professional library experience; at least 5
years relevant experience in a library that supports science teaching and
research; ability to provide leadership and direction in a research
library, as demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving
experience; experience with scholarly communications issues and open access
repositories; in-depth knowledge of research tools in the sciences and the
work habits of scientists; experience in introducing new technologies to
library users; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and
to foster teamwork; strong oral and written communication skills.
Applicants should demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements for
continuing appointment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

*Preferred Qualifications*
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science or engineering subject.
Experience in implementing and supporting open access policies and/or
repositories and/or research data management services.

*Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
http://www.princeton.edu/jobs <http://www.princeton.edu/jobs> (requisition
# 1500696),  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.

Yuan Li
Scholarly Communications Librarian
226 Peter B. Lewis Library
Princeton University
yl7 (at) princeton.edu
Tel: 609-258-1227 <609-258-1187>
Fax:* 609-258-4607*
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