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Subject: Position at Yale

Position at Yale

From: Paul Conway <pconway>
Date: Friday, December 15, 1995
Preservation Librarian
Preservation Department
Sterling Memorial Library
Rank: Librarian I or Librarian II

The University and the Library: The University Library, which is a
highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University,
has more than 10.5 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial
Library and 16 school and department libraries. It employs a dynamic
and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to
work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate
on committees and are involved in other areas of staff development.
A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of electronic resources,
constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths.  The Library is
engaged in numerous ambitious projects such as the renovation of the
main library building, the complete retrospective conversion of the
Library's catalog, and various automation projects which include
network access to scholarly information and preservation imaging.

Yale University Library seeks a creative, forward-looking
Preservation Librarian to help manage and develop one of the largest
and most mature preservation programs in the country. Formed in
1971, the department has strong administrative support and has
played a major role in the development of the preservation

The Preservation Department today consists of five programmatic
areas, totaling 36 staff members and 22 student assistants.  It is
managed jointly by a Preservation Management Team and provides
consultation and educational services to the entire library system.
The Core Program administers basic preservation decision-making
services for the Sterling circulating collections and operates a
microfilm duplication and quality control laboratory with full
processing capabilities.  The Collections Care Program repairs and
protects books, serials and pamphlets. The Conservation Program is
responsible for single-item conservation treatments on Yale's rare
book and manuscript collections.  The Preparations Program manages
much of the library's commercial binding and shelf preparation
activities. The Reformatting Program administers major grant-funded
microfilming and preservation projects.

Responsibilities: The Preservation Librarian assists the Head of the
Preservation Department in managing the ongoing work of the
department and in planning and developing new campus-wide
preservation  initiatives.  The Preservation Librarian serves as the
department's designated information technology expert, coordinating
the development and implementation of PC workstation applications.
The Preservation Librarian has primary responsibility for leading
the Core Program, ensuring the efficient preservation processing of
library materials on demand and in special library-wide preservation
projects.  The Preservation Librarian supervises 4 FTE, C&T staff
plus student assistants.  The Preservation Librarian coordinates the
bibliographic review of deteriorated materials, provides cost
information and recommended options upon request; monitors
processing workflow, developing new procedures as necessary; and
assists in daily problem-solving within the Department.  The
Preservation Librarian carries out preservation education
activities, including presenting workshops on campus, preparing
exhibitions, developing training materials, and consulting widely
with library system staff. The position also involves preparing
budgets and writing reports, serving on library committees, and
interacting to a great extent with library staff in other
departments.  The incumbent will be involved in national
preservation initiatives and appropriate profession association

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required.
One or more years of experience in a preservation program, or the
equivalent training with some field experience required.  Knowledge
of preservation treatment options. Experience with information
technology application, including spreadsheets, database management,
network communication protocols, and Internet publishing.
Demonstrated ability to plan projects, complete reports, and
communicate effectively in writing and orally.  Supervisory
experience.  Experience maintaining grant or department budget.
Familiarity with the care and handling of archives, photographs,
film or other non-book materials desired.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits
program including 22 vacation days; 17 holiday, recess and personal
days; health care, retirement plan and relocation assistance
available.  To be assured of consideration, please submit a letter
of application, resume and the names of three references by February
15, 1996 to

    Diane Y. Turner
    Director, Library Human Resources
    Yale University Library
    PO Box 208240
    New Haven, CT 06520-8240.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EEO/AA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:50
                Distributed: Saturday, December 23, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-50-019
Received on Friday, 15 December, 1995

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