Librarian - Mathematics/Natural Science Library

Institute for Advanced Study - Princeton, NJ (30+ days ago)


Position Summary

The Librarian is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the library.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as the administrative lead for the School of Mathematics/Natural Sciences Library (90%)

Maintain and supervise the overall operations of the libraries in Fuld and Bloomberg Hall and the basement of the HS/SS Library to ensure the continued and immediate access of faculty to various books and journals.
Work with the Faculty on determining matters of policy and their implementation.
Manages the library staff and budget to ensure optimal operating efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness of library operations and activities. Provides leadership and guidance to library staff, assigns work activities, provides feedback regarding individual performance, etc.
Maintain positive and effective working relationships with surrounding libraries to promote the sharing of resources and access to available library materials.
Order all books and journals and input all acquisition data into Horizon database. Approve payments and process for all invoices relating to library purchases and services.
Catalog all books and journals using OCLC and import these records in to the Institute’s online catalog.
Responsible for collection development with the help of Faculty. Read book reviews, publisher announcements, bibliographies and various catalogs in print and online to keep up with the current literature.
Help members and faculty in their research using various online tools to find cited journal articles preprints and books.
Help to maintain and update web-related resources.
Collect all required books for the annual Program for Women and Mathematics, Program in Theoretical Physics and for IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute and arrange for books to be shipped to Utah.
Stays abreast of current developments in physics and mathematics librarianship through active participation in appropriate professional organizations.
Perform related clerical duties such as shelving books, filing, as needed.
All other duties as assigned by the (supervisor) (10%) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in the Sciences.
Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or MLIS strongly preferred.
Minimum of 7-years of related experience, preferably in a research or academic library setting. Previous experience in academia strongly preferred.
Cataloging experience with OCLC preferred.
Prior supervisory experience preferred.
Familiarity with academic library resources preferred.