Princeton University seeks a collaborative leader, innovative planner and manager for Assistant University Librarian for Research Services. Reporting to Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Collections & Research Services, this position takes the lead in shaping the Library's strategic directions for services & programs to support research & teaching: reference, research consultation, teaching, liaison, scholarly communication, research data management and UX, and assessment of these services. Engages directly with faculty & students; designs, implements, assesses user-focused services responding to a rapidly changing environment, supporting the Library's mission & vision and evolving teaching & research programs. Promotes Library services & initiatives to campus community; partners with stakeholders to implement best practices in research support, outreach & teaching. Pursues opportunities for collaborative service initiatives with library partnerships (e.g. IvyPlus, ReCAP).
As head of Research Services Department, leads and supervises a large contingent of subject specialist selector & liaison librarians & staff in Social Sciences (incl 1 branch) & Sciences (incl 3 branches). Oversees hiring, mentoring, & professional development of Department's 45 staff. Contributes to campus-wide library projects & strategic planning; represents Princeton in relevant regional, national, & international organizations.
Scholarly Collections & Research Services Division includes 3 Departments: Collection Development, Scholarly Collections Services, and Research Services. The Division's AUL with the Assistant University Librarians for these departments constitute the Scholarly Collections & Research Services Leadership Team overseeing all Division functions, providing support & synergy opportunities to staff within the Division and across the Library organization.
Princeton University Library, one of the world's leading research libraries, has a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of 300 in a large central library, 9 specialized branches & 3 storage facilities. PUL supports a diverse community of 5200 undergrads, 2700 graduates, 1200 faculty, and many visiting scholars. Holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data & images. Further info: http://library.princeton.edu/
Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/info science OR equivalent combination of education & professional library experience; Minimum 5yrs significant, progressively responsible professional work in research services & teaching support in an academic or research library, incl direct provision of services; Successfully supervising & developing professional & support staff in an academic setting; Demonstrated leadership of teams & projects in an academic research library; Ability to engage staff in development & delivery of user-centered services; Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly research lifecycle; Strong written & oral communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate with all stakeholders; Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of scholars & colleagues; Demonstrated ability to adapt & collaborate in a rapidly changing environment.
Strongly Preferred: Advanced degree & teaching or research experience; Experience managing a branch library or library department; Familiarity with Scholarly Communication, Research Data Management, UX; Knowledge of assessment techniques & trends in academic libraries; Grant writing experience.
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://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs 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.
Internal Number: 105802639
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.