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54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens Greece Telephone:
011-30-210-723-6313 Fax: 011-30-210-725-0584

6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 Telephone: 609-683-0800
Fax:  609-924-0578



The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites
applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian of the
Carl W. Blegen 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 Head Librarian:

        -Provides leadership for the Blegen Library, which serves
primarily a constituency of US and international scholars and graduate
students in classics and the archaeology of the Greek world;

        -Supervises building and preserving the collections of the
library, including the acquisition, cataloging and indexing of new print
and electronic materials;

        -Provides leadership for creating and implementing a collection
development plan including digital materials, working in collaboration
with the Director of the Gennadius Library, the Archivist, academic staff
and committees of the School;

        -Oversees the maintenance and preservation of library resources in
both print and electronic formats;

        -Provides guidance and instruction for students, faculty, and
visiting scholars in the use of print and electronic materials in
philological, literary, historical, archaeological, and art historical
research of the classical period;

        -Sets and manages the Library's budget and a staff of four FTE's,
part time staff, and volunteers;

        -Works with colleagues at related research libraries in Greece and
abroad to develop and promote collaborative efforts;

        -Oversees the Library's web presence;

        -Writes sections of grant proposals concerning the Library;

        -In collaboration with the committees and staff of the School
monitors change, thinks strategically, and sets future directions for the
Library, blending an appreciation of print materials and the traditions of
the School with the electronic needs of a modern library.

Position requirements:
        -ALA-accredited MLS;

        -As a minimum, BA in classics or classical archaeology; MA or PhD

        -Demonstrated skills and experience in relevant information
technology, including its use and management, and possessing a
comprehensive understanding of the technology-driven information

        -Expertise in one of the disciplines of the Blegen's collection
(classics, prehistoric and/or classical archaeology, history of ancient

        -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

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. Kevin Clinton, Chair, Committee on
Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton
Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 or email application to
Website: ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

Allison P. Mays
Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210