[Metadatalibrarians] Modern Greek Archivist for Special Collections

Joyce E. Bell joyceb at Princeton.EDU
Fri Jul 21 10:51:16 PDT 2017

Modern Greek Archivist for Special Collections
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey

3-year term position, with possibility of renewal
Princeton University Library seeks applicants with the skills and experience to manage and enhance data for Modern Greek special collections material, including archives, photographs, and ephemeral material. Princeton's Hellenic Studies collection is one of the world's largest and has particular strengths in early-modern Greek printing, the Greek enlightenment, Philhellenism and modern Greek literature and poetry. Primary duties include accessioning and description of new acquisitions in finding aids and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs, along with arrangement and provision for conservation treatment. The position will also provide support for developing the digital profile of the Library's Greek collections, and potentially foster collaborations with institutional partners in Greece. This is 3-year term position, with possibility of renewal.
Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. It 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. Through a combination of exemplar services and world-renowned collections the Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. Further information: http://library.princeton.edu/.
Essential Qualifications:

*         Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of other advanced degree and professional-level experience in a library or archival setting.

*         Excellent reading knowledge of Modern Greek and familiarity with Greek history and culture.

*         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting.

*         Ability to work effectively with curatorial and public services staff.
Preferred Qualifications:

*         Hands-on manuscripts processing experience.

*         Application of standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS, EAD, EAC and MARC and facility with managing the resulting descriptive data.

*         Experience using Archivists' Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, or a similar system.

*         Experience in training and supervision of student workers.

*         Archival experience reading handwritten Greek materials. Reading knowledge of Classical Greek.
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.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Associate Professional Specialist or more senior rank depending on qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted via http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and 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.

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