Library Collections Specialist III
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Library Collections Specialist III -
Part time term position, minimum ~20
hours per week
This one-year renewable position supports
the work of researchers at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies by focusing on the
organization, processing, and digitization of Persian materials.
The scope of the work includes searching, identifying, and
collating the Persian ephemeral materials collections and the
Persian periodicals collection, preparing them for digital imaging,
and making them more accessible.
This position works closely with an IT team
to build a homepage for a public access “Modern Iran Digital
Archive.” The position will also work closely with researchers and
administrators at the Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, the
Near Eastern Studies librarian at Princeton University Library, as
well as the library’s Preservation and Conservation department,
digitization studio, and staff.
The position occasionally also provides
research support to the researchers at the Center for Iran and
Persian Gulf Studies and provides specialized assistance as needed
to other researchers interested in Persian periodicals and
This position will address collections and
digitization access with researcher and collection needs in mind,
thus identification and organization of relevant items will involve
conversations with specialists at the Center for Iran and Persian
Gulf Studies, the Library, Preservation and Conservation Services,
the Digital Studio, Cataloguing and Metadata Services, and Physical
Collections and Inventory Management Services.
Additionally, processing of materials will
require both on-site and remote work, which includes physical
handling, the creation of additional identifying metadata for
individual digitized items and collections, and collaboration with
the aforementioned stakeholders. Competitive hourly salary based on
experience and qualifications.
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knowledge and comprehension of Persian.
Experience working with digital and
Strong collaborative skills
Ability to communicate effectively
in English with researchers and university and library staff in
written and oral form; to be organized and detail-oriented; to work
effectively in a collaborative mode; to anticipate workflow changes
and adjust priorities accordingly.
Facility with internet searching,
Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and Word, basic library
acquisitions and cataloguing modules, and discovery systems.
Ability to provide specialized
assistance for researchers
BA degree in Middle Eastern and/or
Familiarity with Persian/Princeton’s
periodicals and ephemera collections
Experience in library and/or related
Familiarity with digital project
Familiarity with XML technology for
Reading Knowledge of French
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