Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Firestone Library Renovation Project Coordinator: Princeton University Library

Princeton, New Jersey
Requisition # 1000050

The Princeton University Library, one of the world’s most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 7,200 students and 1,100 faculty members, with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million non-print items. The holdings in its central library and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

Available: Immediately

Search Committee: (Princeton access only)

Major Project Responsibilities:

Represent the University Library throughout the Firestone Library Renovation process and coordinate with senior library administrators, library users, library staff, Facilities Management, and other relevant University offices. Review all Firestone construction and renovation documents. Serve as the Library's liaison with a range of University offices, including Facilities Department management and staff, Library staff and maintenance personnel, and external consultants. In conjunction with library staff, develop, implement, and maintain a communication program for the Library staff and the University community.

Characteristic Duties:

25% Liaison with the construction management team

· Attend meetings with project team

· Coordinate and attend meetings with project team and library groups to coordinate user needs.

· Review and provide comments on all project drawings and relevant documentation

· Assist in the development of project phasing plans to construct project in occupied operational library

· Coordinate all space access issues for various contractors, architects and other external groups

· Assist in the development of a plan to maintain security and access for all Firestone spaces

30% Establish, coordinate and assist internal library planning groups in
connection with planning, renovation and implementation tasks for the following:

· Space and program needs

· Workspace relocations

· Collection relocations

· Carrel and workstation prototype development and evaluation

· Access policies and processes for construction personnel

· Collection access

· Maintenance and coordination of internal documents and files

15% Coordinate temporary and permanent work space moves and materials shifts with library staff and external contractors and consultants.

25% Develop, implement, and maintain a communication program about Firestone renovation for the library staff and the University community.

5% Serve as liaison to appropriate campus groups to communicate short and long term project goals and impacts..

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise student workers

Fiscal Responsibilities:
No signature authority for purchase orders

Contacts Required:


· Firestone Administration Office

· Firestone Staff

· University departments and offices

· Non-University organizations and individuals

· University consultants and building contractors

· Office of Design and Construction


· Faculty

· Students


· Alumni

Knowledge and Skills for the Position:

Five years relevant construction experience (project management or related) and library experience required. Must have an in-depth working knowledge of university level research library operations. Accredited MLS is preferred. Must possess strong project management skills, excellent quantitative, analytical, planning, and writing skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary in order to communicate and work with a wide range of user groups, library and university administrators and staff, and contractors and consultants. Understanding and experience with library operations is essential. An understanding of facilities management and construction operations is important. Must be able to exercise considerable initiative and work independently. Proficiency with microcomputer spreadsheet and related software required.


This position will report to the University Library Fiscal Officer as a staff position.
Firestone Library is one of the biggest buildings on campus, with 430,000 square feet. It is also one of the most heavily used buildings, and its collections and services are essential to a Princeton education. The Firestone Renovation Project will entail structural repairs, thoroughgoing installation of modern infrastructure, and program re-arrangements. The work will be phased over an 8-year period, during which the library must remain open.
The position is funded through the Firestone Library Renovation capital project budget.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF/Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Rank: This is an Administrative position, grade ADM 060, 100% duty time.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:


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