Drue Heinz Librarian

Location

Rome
Italy
41° 53' 25.872" N, 12° 29' 39.2964" E
Deadline: 
Monday, April 23, 2012

DRUE HEINZ LIBRARIAN
The Drue Heinz Librarian, who coordinates with the Trustee Library Committee, reports to the Director in Rome and supervises the work of a 5-person staff in the Library, as well as 1-2 staff members in the Photographic Archive. The Librarian supervises collection development, develops and administers the library’s budget, develops grant proposals for public and private funds, and represents the Library both in Rome and abroad, assuming other related duties as required.

ORGANIZATION
The American Academy in Rome is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities.  The Academy occupies an eleven-acre site on the Janiculum hill of Rome. The Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library serves the needs of the Fellows, the residential community, and qualified readers from Rome and beyond.

The Library collection (comprising about 140,000 volumes) provides support in the academic disciplines of the fellowship fields (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies). Its principal strength is in ancient studies, especially Greek and Roman literature and ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman topography, art and archaeology; there is a strong secondary collection in the history of later Italian art and architecture. In these fields, the Academy library collection aspires to provide the resources for scholarly research at the highest level. In other disciplines, including those represented by the Academy’s fine arts fellows, the Library seeks to offer basic materials and core collections.

The Library has recently undergone a renovation, enhancing the use of existing space. The Library employs the integrated library management software “Millennium” (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), as part of the Rome-based URBS library consortium (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche).

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Drue Heinz Librarian, who coordinates with the Trustee Library Committee, reports to the Director in Rome and supervises the work of a 5-person staff in the Library, as well as 1-2 staff members in the Photographic Archive. The Librarian supervises collection development, develops and administers the library’s budget, develops grant proposals for public and private funds, and represents the Library both in Rome and abroad, assuming other related duties as required.

Desired qualifications include: an ALA-accredited degree in Library Science or its equivalent; an advanced degree in the humanities; five or more years experience at the managerial level; professional fluency in English and Italian; advanced Library IT knowledge; and oral and written leadership skills.

More information about the Library can be found at www.aarome.org

TO APPLY
Please submit a resume together with a cover letter explaining your perceptions of the Academy, how you view the job of the Drue Heinz Librarian, why you are interested in the position, and why you feel qualified to do the job. The resume should include three references, with contact information.  Please submit this material no later than close of business (5:00pm) 6 April 2012. Please submit materials to fsanchis4@gmail.com (e-mail is preferred.) Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, but to be assured of full consideration, please send materials by 6 April 2012.

IMPORTANT
Please submit (2) separate documents attached to your email message. Both documents should be in PDF file format.

The file names of your documents should follow the naming criteria below:
YOURLASTNAME_Firstname_resume.pdf
YOURLASTNAME_Firstname_letter.pdf
Example:  SMITH_John_resume.pdf

Do not place your letter in the body of your email message. It should be attached as a PDF document to the email.  Receipt of applications will be acknowledged within five days. If acknowledgement is not received, please contact Jamie Kulhanek at j.kulhanek@aarome.org

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS WHOM THE COMMITTEE WISHES TO INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED ON MONDAY, 23 APRIL.

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY ON TUESDAY, 1 MAY 2012.

FINALISTS WILL BE INVITED TO ROME FOR FINAL INTERVIEWS.

If e-mail is impossible, applications by post or fax must be received by the close of business (5:00pm) 23 April 2012, addressed to:

The Search Committee for the Drue Heinz Librarian
C/O Frank Sanchis, Manager of the Search
American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1001

212 751 7200 TEL            212 751 7220 FAX

Institution or Company offering position: 
American Academy in Rome
Contact Name: 
Frank Sanchis
Telephone: 
2127517200