Rutgers University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to fill the position of Head, Rare Books Program in the Special Collections and University Archives division (SC/UA) at Rutgers New Brunswick. The Rare Books Collection of the Rutgers University Libraries contains over 53,000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets and broadsides. The collection supports advanced research in the humanities and social sciences. Particular strengths are New Jersey publications; incunabula; John Milton; sixteenth and seventeenth-century herbals; Victorian fiction; festival books; printing history; and artists’ books.

We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and collaborative colleague to create and execute a comprehensive program to promote and interpret SC/UA’s rare book collections and to encourage their use for teaching, learning and research. This new position reports to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. This position’s primary roles will be to forge relationships with the instructional faculty to encourage the integration of rare books and special collections into teaching and student research, and to help scholars within and beyond the university discover and use the rare book collections. Secondary roles include the oversight of the preservation activities of the department. The successful candidate will commit to working with a variety of constituencies, including other librarians and archivists. Performs related duties as assigned.

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