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Curator/Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University

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Curator/Librarian, Special Collections
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
http://www.sujobopps.com Job #027396

Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, this position is one of two full-time curators charged primarily with developing collections of rare books, printed materials, archives and electronic media. Among the Special Collections Research Center's (SCRC) collection strengths are: modern architecture and design, 19th century reform movements, literary and artistic radicalism, popular culture, and the history of broadcasting. (For more information about SCRC's collections please visit scrc.syr.edu.) Qualified candidates will possesses research experience in at least one of these areas. Additional responsibilities include providing advanced reference assistance, leading instructional sessions for students, outreach to donors and faculty, exhibitions and publications, and serving on special collections' administrative team.

Responsibilities:

* Acquiring through gift and purchase rare books, printed materials, archives, and electronic media that support SCRC's collecting goals.
* Providing advanced reference to SCRC researchers.
* Outreach to SU faculty and students via instruction and other forms of programming.
* Curating exhibitions of SCRC collection materials.
* Contributing content to SCRC's semi-annual bulletin The Courant.
* Help to set priorities for MARC cataloging and archival processing.
* Serving on special collection's administrative team.
* Liaison with other library selectors.

Qualifications:

* Master's and equivalent research experience in one of SCRC's collecting areas. PhD in 20th century Americana preferred.
* MLIS preferred.
* Work experience in a special collections environment, preferably in the area of collection development.
* The ability to work closely with collection donors from a variety of backgrounds.
* Reading knowledge of one or more Western European language, preferably German.
* Familiarity with archival methods of collection appraisal and management.
* Excellent writing and communication skills.
* Willingness to travel on library business.
* Evidence of or interest in scholarly publication and participation in professional or academic societies.
* Familiarity with the rare book and manuscript trade.
* The ability to work well with others and perform in a team-oriented environment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The University's generous benefits package includes an 10% contribution to TIAA/CREF, health and dental plans, tuition remission, adoption assistance, insurance, and other work/life options and benefits. The University offers a guaranteed mortgage-assistance program in targeted neighborhoods. More information can be found on the Department of Human Resources website.
Contact:   To view the complete position description or to apply for this position please log onto http://www.sujobopps.com (Job #027396).  Review of applications begins immediately and the search will remain open until filled.

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Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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