Curator of Avery Classics
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and collaborative individual for the position Curator of Avery Classics. Reporting to the Avery Library Director, the Curator will provide leadership and administration for collection development and resource management of the Avery Classics (rare books) collection. The Curator will develop and conduct reference and instruction service programs related to the collection, and coordinate development of public programs and digital projects for Avery special collections. Specific duties:
Collection development & management
Working with the Avery Library Director, the Avery Classics Curator sets the collection development policy and establishes collecting priorities for the Avery Classics collection. The Curator manages the Avery Classics acquisitions funds, selects and purchases new materials for the Avery Classics collection. The Curator oversees management of Avery Classics collection of more than 40,000 rare books including:
Awareness, outreach & instruction
Leads efforts to promote and expand the use of Avery Classics through awareness,
outreach and instructional activities. Participates in programs and services offered
through the Avery Library research support services team.
Digital programs coordination
Works with the Avery Library Director to envision, develop and coordinate the Avery Library digital projects program based primarily on the holdings of Avery special collections. The Curator will participate in expanding existing projects and coordinate creation of new Avery digitization projects, websites and electronic publications in collaboration with the Avery Library staff, the Avery special collections team and the Libraries Digital Programs Division.
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The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 600,000 volumes including more than 40,000 rare books, and receives approximately 1,900 periodicals. Avery’s Drawings and Archives collection includes two million architectural drawings and records. The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.