Curator of Books and Maps

Campus Services
20001600 Requisition #
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Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • For appointment at the Specialist Librarian level: two years of professional experience working in a special collections environment, including the physical handling of rare books and/or works on paper.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated willingness to take on new challenges and opportunities with initiative and creativity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
Desired Qualifications:

  • Classwork, certification(s), concentration(s), or additional degree(s) in special collections and/or history of the book.
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with donors, researchers, faculty, students, staff, community and/or professional colleagues.
  • Basic understanding of metadata standards and schemas for describing rare books and/or archives.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

Application Details:
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

This position will be posted through at least April 5, 2020 and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Applications received by that date will receive priority review. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. 

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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