The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
New Jersey, USA
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens invites applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian of the Carl W. Blegen Library, a research library for classics and archaeology of the Greek world located in Athens, Greece. Responsibilities include overseeing research collection of 87,000 volumes; development, management, maintenance and preservation of library resources in both print and electronic formats; guidance and instruction for students, faculty, and visiting scholars in the use of print and electronic materials; budgeting; managing a staff of four FTE's, part time staff, and volunteers; working with colleagues at related research libraries in Greece and abroad; overseeing Library's web presence; assisting in fundraising; thinking strategically to set future directions for the Library.
Requirements include ALA-accredited MLS; as a minimum BA in classics or classical archaeology, MA or PhD preferred; demonstrated skills and experience in relevant information technology, including its use and management, and possessing a comprehensive understanding of the technology-driven information environment; expertise in one of the disciplines of the Blegen's collection (classics, prehistoric and/or classical archaeology, history of ancient art); understanding of unique needs of a graduate research library and familiarity with current issues in academic librarianship; knowledge of best practices and current trends in managing academic libraries and serving library constituencies; excellent communication, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Specific experience working with Ex Libris' Aleph highly desirable.
The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, health coverage, group life insurance, a housing allowance, and relocation expenses. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Prof. Kevin Clinton, Chair, Committee on Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 or email application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/positions.htm. ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.