May 22, 2022

Princeton University Appoints Ann Jarvis New University Librarian

From Princeton U. :


Anne Jarvis Photo Source: Princeton University

Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, will become the University librarian at Princeton effective Oct. 1.


Jarvis will oversee a staff of more than 350 employees, complemented by a large student workforce.

“I am delighted to be joining such a wonderful university as its librarian,” Jarvis said. “I look forward to working with the Princeton Library staff, and to building on the library’s reputation of exemplary services and world-renowned collections.”

Jarvis has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin, a diploma in library and information studies from University College Dublin, a master’s degree in communication and cultural studies from Dublin City University and a master of arts from Cambridge.

Her library career began in special libraries and included posts in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She began working in academic libraries in 1992 and spent some years at Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin. In 2000 she was appointed deputy librarian at Cambridge. At Princeton, Jarvis will succeed Karin Trainer, who is retiring.

The University is in the midst of a 10-year comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library, scheduled for completion in September 2018. The renovation will create a building well-suited to support modern library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship while also providing the proper environment for one of the world’s great book and manuscript collections.

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