Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Vacancy - Curator of the Baldwin Library, Univ. of Florida

The University of Florida - The George A. Smathers Libraries and the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of its Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, one of the largest collections of English language children’s books in the world (including materials published from the mid-1600’s to date). The incumbent will promote awareness of and access to this collection through in-library activities (cataloging, digitization, etc.) and outreach efforts on the UF campus and beyond including lectures and preparation of exhibits. Working collaboratively on departmental and interdepartmental group efforts, the curator will maintain close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues and participate in the general department public services program, including Research Room desk duty, to assist patrons and encourage greater awareness and use of the collections (and including providing advanced research assistance on the Baldwin Library collection). The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Curator of the Baldwin Library will serve on various committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The complete vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm.