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Subject: Position at Yale

Position at Yale

From: Paul Conway <pconway>
Date: Monday, January 11, 1993
The following announcement describes a position currently
available within Yale University's Preservation Department, one
of the oldest in the country.  I recently assumed leadership of
the Department and welcome applications from individuals
interested in assisting me manage, strengthen, and expand the
focus of the program.  Contact the Director of Library Personnel
Services at the address below for a complete copy of the job

PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN, Preservation Department, Yale University

Yale University's Preservation Department consists of two
Divisions, those of Preservation and Conservation, containing a
total of 24 staff members and 18 student assistants.  The
Preservation Division manages the basic collections care program
for the principal humanities libraries and provides consultation
and educational services to the entire library system.  The
Division administers major grant-funded projects for preservation
microfilming and other treatment options and operates a
microfilming laboratory with two active cameras and processing
capabilities.  The Conservation Division is responsible for the
hands-on treatment and care of the Yale collections, carrying out
single-item conservation treatments, extensive pamphlet binding,
and collection conservation activities.  The Department Head
provides campus-wide and national leadership in the preservation
of library and archival resources for the Yale Library system,
administers the comprehensive preservation program now in place
and plans its future development, trains interns in preservation
administration, and participates in the implementation and
evaluation of a pilot system for converting microfilm to digital

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Preservation Librarian assists the Head,
Preservation Department in managing the ongoing work of the
department and in planning and developing new campus-wide
preservation initiatives. In his absence may serve as department
head.  Coordinates the review of deteriorated materials, monitors
processing workflow, supervises clerical and technical staff;
trains new staff in all aspects of materials processing; and
assists in daily problem-solving within the Department.  In
addition to managing the microfilming laboratory, the
Preservation Librarian has wide responsibilities in the
development, implementation, and oversight of special
reformatting projects, both within the University and with
outside vendors, and assists the Department Head in testing and
evaluating the pilot digital imaging system.  The Preservation
Librarian carries out preservation education activities, and will
be expected to be involved in national preservation initiatives
and appropriate professional association activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school
required.  Two or more years of professional experience in a
preservation program, or the equivalent training with some field
experience, required. Knowledge of microforms and preservation
microfilming required. Demonstrated ability to plan projects,
write reports, and communicate effectively.  Supervisory
experience preferred.  Experience in managing a microfilm
laboratory preferred.  Familiarity with the care and handling of
archives, photographs, film, or other non-book materials desired.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Salary from $32,700 (Librarian II minimum).
Comprehensive benefits program includes 22 days vacation; 17
holiday, recess, and personal days; retirement; health care; and
some relocation assistance.  To be assured of consideration,
please send a letter of application, resume, and the names of
three references by March 1, 1993 to Diane Y. Turner, Director,
Library Personnel Services, Yale University Library, Box 1603A
Yale Station, New Haven, CT  06520.  Yale University is an equal
opportunity affirmative action employer.

Paul Conway
Head, Preservation Department
pconway [at] yalevm__ycc__yale__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:37
                Distributed: Thursday, January 14, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-37-009
Received on Monday, 11 January, 1993

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