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Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Arizona State University Library Job Location: Arizona Apply By: 07/24/2019 Date Created: 07-02-2019

Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts Are you interested in working at the most innovative university in the country? Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU. The ASU Library seeks a flexible, collegial and energetic Curator for Rare Books and Manuscripts with demonstrated skills and serious interest in developing and managing collections, as well as augmenting our existing programs to advance our rapidly developing Distinctive Collections. In this role, the Curator is charged with the continued development of, promotion and instruction for the collections of rare books, printed materials and archives. The incumbent will work with archivists and staff within the Distinctive Collections unit as well as librarians, curators, other Library personnel, our constituents across ASU’s four campuses and the larger community. The incumbent should be prepared to engage in interdisciplinary instruction and research services; promote scholarly engagement with the University’s collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts; actively participate in the solicitation and organization of materials for Distinctive Collections; as well as providing reference services, and participation in service to the University. The incumbent, reporting to and working with the Head of Distinctive Collections, will assist in establishing priorities and policies for providing access to collections via ASU Library’s online discovery and access platforms. A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu and lib.asu.edu/employment.

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