position announcement: S.Asia Curator
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Thu Feb 27 15:52:17 EST 2003
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Curator, South Asia Collection
(Cornell University Library)
Cornell University Library (CUL) seeks a curator for its South Asia
Collection. Housed on the main level of the innovative Carl A.
Kroch Library for Special Collections, the South Asian Collection
holds over 300,000 volumes and serves as the principal information
resource for Cornell's South Asia Program, a Title VI National
The curator manages the collections and services for a diverse
community of students and scholars working on India, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The successful candidate will work
closely with colleagues who curate the Library's East Asian
(Wason) and Southeast Asian (Echols) collections and as a member
of the newly-formed CUL organization, Instruction, Research and
Information Services (IRIS). IRIS is the largest of the CUL
organizations, with over 150 staff members from Olin and Uris
Libraries who work collaboratively to support instruction and
learning, public services, research, preservation, collection
development and public programming. The world renowned Asia
Collections plus the Africana, Fine Arts, and Music Libraries round
out the membership of IRIS.
Responsibilities: The curator will report to the Director of World
Area Collections. Responsibilities include selection of print and
digital information resources, identifying materials for housing in the
Library Annex, making preservation decisions, liaison with faculty
and students, fund raising, specialized reference and instruction,
budget management and staff supervision.
Requirements: M.L.S. or significant experience in library, archival
or academic administration and an appropriate advanced degree.
Demonstrated academic strength in relevant subject areas;
knowledge of the languages, histories, cultures and book markets of
South Asia; appreciation of digital developments in the region.
Excellent communication skills.
Desired: At least three years experience in an academic library.
Supervisory experience. Active participation in professional
Application: Applications requested by April 15, 2003. Review of
applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position
is filled. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and
experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and the names and
phone numbers of three references to:
Susan Markowitz, Director
Library Human Resources
201 Olin Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-5301
e-mail: libhr at cornell.edu
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