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Created: August 28, 2012


Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West, Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Manuscript Unit, and in consultation with the Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts, the papyrologist will inventory, describe, and preserve papyri and papyrus fragments held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in order to make them accessible for research.

Principal Responsibilities:
1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community.
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.
4. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL.

Required Skill/Ability 1: A completed Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline in place of an MLS.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Experience in Greek papyrology, through formal graduate-level training.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Expert proficiency in Greek.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Familiarity with existing digital papyrological tools, in particular with the resources hosted at
Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience and/or training in papyrus conservation.
Acquaintance with Epi-Doc and/or TEI.
1. Reading ability in Demotic, Coptic, Arabic and/or Persian.
2. Reading ability in modern German, French, and/or Italian.
3. Work experience in a research library, archive, or museum.

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