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    POSITION AVAILABLE ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN IN ATHENS, GREECE The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites applications and nominations for
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      POSITION AVAILABLE
      ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN IN ATHENS, GREECE

      The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites
      applications and nominations for the position of Associate Librarian of the
      Gennadius Library. Founded in 1881, the ASCSA is a primary resource for
      American and international graduate students and scholars in ancient and
      post-classical Hellenic studies, and offers two research libraries located
      on its campus in Athens, Greece: the Blegen, with 87,000 volumes dedicated
      to the ancient Mediterranean world, and the Gennadius, with 110,500 volumes
      and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization. The School
      also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in
      archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora
      and Corinth.

      Responsibilities of the Associate Librarian include: supervising, building
      and preserving the collections of the library, including the acquisition,
      cataloging and indexing of new print and electronic materials; providing
      leadership for creating and implementing a collection development plan
      including digital materials, working in collaboration with the Director and
      Head Librarian of the Gennadius Library, the Head Librarian of the Blegen
      Library, the Archivist, academic staff and committees of the School;
      corresponding and exchanging of information with scholars and old
      book-dealers; providing guidance and information on the library's resources
      to readers and visiting scholars in the use of print and electronic
      materials; working with colleagues at related research libraries in Greece
      and abroad to develop and promote collaborative efforts; overseeing the
      Library's web presence; writing sections of grant proposals concerning the
      Library.

      Position requirements:
      -ALA-accredited MLS;
      -BA in classics, history, literature or archaeology;
      -Demonstrated skills and experience in relevant information technology,
      including its use and management, and possessing a comprehensive
      understanding of the technology-driven information environment;
      -Expertise in one of the disciplines of the Gennadeion collection
      (classics, Greek history, history of archaeology, arts of the book,
      literature);
      -Excellent knowledge of English and modern Greek;
      -Understanding of unique needs of a graduate research library and
      familiarity with current issues in academic librarianship;
      -Knowledge of best practices and current trends in managing academic
      libraries and serving library constituencies;
      -Excellent communication, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
      -Specific experience working with Ex Libris' Aleph highly desirable.

      The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include TIAA/CREF,
      health coverage, group life insurance, a housing allowance, and relocation
      expenses.

      Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the
      position is filled. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and
      three letters of reference to Prof. Maria Georgopoulou, Director, The
      Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 61
      Souidias Street, Athens, GR 10676, Greece or email application to
      SecretaryGenn@.... Website: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/positions.htm.
      ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

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      Mary E. Darlington
      Executive Assistant
      American School of Classical Studies at Athens
      6-8 Charlton St., Princeton, NJ 08540
      Phone: 609-683-0800
      Fax: 609-924-0578


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