Princeton University Library seeks applications for a strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader for the role of The John T. Maltsberger III '55 Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). This newly endowed role offers an exciting opportunity for a forward-looking leader in the field of special collections. Princeton seeks an individual who can provide organizational leadership while also collaboratively designing new and innovative services that demonstrate the significance of Princeton University Library's (PUL) outstanding collections to the scholarly community.
Reporting to the Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian, and working in close partnership with other members of the Library Leadership Team (LLT), the AUL will implement PUL's recently developed strategic priorities. These priorities provide the framework for significant organizational and philosophical changes which align with the evolving scholarly environment. The AUL for Rare Books and Special Collections will therefore provide strategic vision and leadership, expert day-to-day management of people and processes, and special collections expertise appropriate to the depth and breadth of Princeton's world-class collections.
The Associate University Librarian for RBSC will engage with the following opportunities: 1. Strategic Vision: Providing the strategic vision and effective leadership to shape the future of RBSC. 2. Organizational Change: Driving change management initiatives within RBSC that will enable individuals and groups to work collaboratively and with accountability toward shared Departmental and Library goals. 3. Collection Development: Developing a thoughtful, comprehensive, and inclusive RBSC collection development policy that prioritizes the changing needs of faculty and aligns with the Library's collection development policies. 4. Digital Initiatives: Collaborating with other Library departments and divisions on the strategic development and prioritization of digital projects in order to increase the discoverability and use of RBSC's collections. 5. Inclusive and Collaborative Culture: Ensuring that RBSC is an environment in which people from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives can thrive and develop professionally and in which all staff work together collaboratively. 6. Faculty Outreach: Working collaboratively with Princeton faculty, academic research centers, including the Center for Digital Humanities and the Princeton Art Museum, to initiate and manage research initiatives that support the use of RBSC's resources across campus and beyond. 7. Pedagogical Innovation: Overseeing and developing, in keeping with faculty needs and interests, a program of new pedagogical approaches that encourage teaching with, and promoting access to, special collections. 8.Donor Relations: Engaging with donors and liaising as appropriate with the Friends of Princeton University Library, in collaboration with the University Librarian and Associate University Librarian for External Engagement. 9. Strategic Partnerships: Bringing together collaborators from across the Library, campus, and research community in creative and innovative ways to form partnerships that advance the mission and priorities of the Library.
The Associate University Librarian for RBSC will be a highly respected, actively engaged, and internationally recognized expert in the field of special collections. An advanced degree in a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate will combine subject matter expertise with strong organizational leadership and people management skills.
Please send applications and queries in confidence and electronically to: Sue May, Partner, and Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP - PrincetonAUL@storbecksearch.com
Internal Number: 109591502
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